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A STUDY OF THE BREAKTHROUGH TIMES OF 1-BROMOPROPANE AND 2 - BROMOPROPANE IN SELECT GLOVES

by MOORE, JOHN ROBERT

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The focus of this study is to determine breakthrough times of 1-bromopropane and 2-bromopropane in industrial glove materials used by industry. Three types of gloves were selected for this study and tested against the two chemicals using the American Society of Testing Methods (ASTM) -739 method. Two detection methods, a real-time monitor and a gas chromatograph were used in the evaluations to detect breakthrough times in the gloves. At the conclusion of the study, Silver Shield® was the best barrier against the two chemicals, since no breakthrough occurred. Chemical breakthrough occurred in nitrile glove after a period of 30 - 44 minutes. In the third glove, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) breakthrough occurred within 3 – 7 minutes against the two chemicals, so it is not recommended for use. Significant differences in the mean breakthrough time of different gloves of different materials were found.
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School:University of Cincinnati

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:breakthrough time 1 bromopropane 2 gloves

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Date of Publication:01/01/2004

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