Describes the mechanisms affecting liquid evaporation, the behavior of gaseous hazards, and non-ideal effects within mixtures of liquids that can complicate predictions of their behavior. It introduces methods for controlling exposures in diverse settings, focusing on airborne chemical hazards. It bridges the gap between existing knowledge of physical principles and their modern application with recommendations, techniques, and tools accumulated by generations of IH practitioners to control chemical hazards. Provides a tool for facing the challenges of controlling chemical hazards in the workplace.
Contents: Ch. 1. An introduction to industrial hygiene chemical hazard control -- Ch. 2. Basic gas and vapor behavior -- Ch. 3. Basic aerosol behavior -- Ch. 4. Chemical exposure control criteria -- Ch. 5. Vapor generation and behavior -- Ch. 6. Vapor pressure in mixtures -- Ch. 7. Changing the workplace -- Ch. 8. Source control via substitution -- Ch. 9. Other source and nonventilation pathway controls -- Ch. 10. An overview of local exhaust ventilation -- Ch. 11. Ventilation flow rates and pressures -- Ch. 12. Measuring ventilation flow rates -- Ch. 13. Designing and selecting local exhaust hoods -- Ch. 14. Predicting pressure losses in ventilation systems -- Ch. 15. Exhaust air cleaners and stacks -- Ch. 16. Ventilation fans -- Ch. 17. Ventilation operating costs -- Ch. 18. LEV system management -- Ch. 19. General ventilation and transient conditions -- Ch. 20. General ventilation in steady state conditions -- Ch. 21. Administrative controls and chemical personal protective equipment. Ch. 22. Respirator controls.