Development of a Dosimeter for Personnel Exposure to Vapors of Polyaromatic Pollutants

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A new personnel dosimeter based on molecular diffusion and direct detection by room temperature phosphorescence (RTP) has been developed to monitor vapors of polynuclear aromatic (PNA) pollutants. The dosimeter is a simple, pen-size device that requires no sample extraction for analysis. By proper calibration of the dosimeters, the time-weighted average exposure to the pollutants can be determined directly on the sample collection substrate. The dosimeters can detect a variety of PNA compounds such as pyrene, phenanthrene, and quinoline at 2.5, 0.5, and 0.75 ppb vapor concentrations, respectively, after 1 h of exposure. © 1985, American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vo-Dlnh, T

Published Date

  • October 1, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 997 - 1003

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-5851

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0013-936X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/es00140a019

Citation Source

  • Scopus