Indoor asbestos concentrations associated with the use of asbestos-contaminated tap water in portable home humidifers.
One ultrasonic and one impeller humidifier were charged with asbestos-contaminated waters (0.057-280.0 BAS/L) and individually operated in a room-sized chamber to evaluate the potential for portable home humidifiers to aerosolize suspended materials contained in the charging waters.
The resulting aerosol concentrations were highly correlated with both the charging water total solids concentrations and the humidifier emission rates.
TEM analysis showed the ultrasonic humidifier aerosol as primarily <6-mum-long, thin, individual fibers, which also served as an axis for a smaller dissolved minerals residual particle.
Mots-clés Pascal : Amiante, Teneur air ambiant, Humidificateur, Maison individuelle, Qualité air, Aérosol, Eau distribution, Pollution eau, Microscopie électronique balayage, Dimension particule
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asbestos, Ambient air concentration, Humidifier, One family house, Air quality, Aerosols, Tap water, Water pollution, Scanning electron microscopy, Particle size
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