Evaluation Of Chemical Protective Clothing by FT-IR/ATR Spectroscopy

O'Callaghan, Kristina, Fredericks, Peter M., & Bromwich, David (2001) Evaluation Of Chemical Protective Clothing by FT-IR/ATR Spectroscopy. Applied Spectroscopy, 55(5), pp. 555-562.

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An attenuated total reflectance permeation cell has been used to evaluate the permeation of polymer samples from chemical protective clothing (CPC), mainly gloves, by several chemical types including a solvent, a commercial pesticide mix, and a volatile solid. Good contact between sample and ATR crystal was ensured by the use of low gas pressure. The passage of the chemicals through the CPC sample could be readily followed by analysis of sets of FT-IR spectra measured during permeation experiments. Diffusion coefficients could only be estimated. The ATR method is compared with the traditional two-compartment cell used for evaluation of CPC, and its advantages and disadvantages discussed.

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ID Code: 1540
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: FT, IR, attenuated total reflectance, chemical protective clothing, polymer membrane, diffusion
DOI: 10.1366/0003702011952352
ISSN: 0003-7028
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (030100) > Analytical Spectrometry (030101)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Society for Applied Spectroscopy
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Deposited On: 08 Jun 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2010 12:38

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