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Room-Temperature Phosphorimetry to Study Petroleum Product Permeation Through Protective Clothing Materials

Volume 42, Number 2 (Feb. 1988) Page 285-288

White, D.A.; Vo-Dinh, T.


In this study a simple analytical tool based on room-temperature phosphorimetry (RTP) is developed and used for evaluating the effectiveness of protective clothing materials against permeation of organic substances containing compounds such as the polycyclic aromatic compounds. A special permeation cell is designed, which allows direct RTP measurements of the permeated products after exposure, without requiring any sample extraction procedure. Results for a variety of petroleum product-protective material combinations illustrate the usefulness of the technique.