Chapter 2. Benzene

  1. Prof., Dr. rer. nat., Dr. h. c. Antonius Kettrup
  1. J. Angerer

Published Online: 30 JAN 2003

DOI: 10.1002/3527600191.ch2

Analyses of Hazardous Substances in Air, Volume 5

Analyses of Hazardous Substances in Air, Volume 5

How to Cite

Angerer, J. (2002) Benzene, in Analyses of Hazardous Substances in Air, Volume 5 (ed A. Kettrup), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527600191.ch2

Editor Information

  1. GSF-Forschungszentrum für Umwelt und Gesundheit, Institut für Ökologische Chemie, Ingolstädter Landstraße 1, D-85764, Neuherberg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2003
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2002

Book Series:

  1. Analyses of Hazardous Substances in Air

Book Series Editors:

  1. Prof., Dr. med. Helmut Greim2 and
  2. Prof., Dr. rer. nat., Dr. h. c. Antonius Kettrup1

Series Editor Information

  1. 1

    GSF-Forschungszentrum für Umwelt und Gesundheit, Institut für Ökologische Chemie, Ingolstädter Landstraße 1, D-85764, Neuherberg, Germany

  2. 2

    Senatskommission zur Prüfung gesundheitsschädlicher Arbeitsstoffe der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft, Technische Universität München, Hohenbacherstr. 15 – 17, D-85354 Freising-München, Germany

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527270460

Online ISBN: 9783527600199

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Keywords:

  • benzene;
  • hazardous chemicals;
  • health hazards;
  • hazardous substances;
  • air analysis;
  • analytical methods;
  • air pollution;
  • air quality;
  • occupational exposure;
  • occupational exposure limits;
  • MAK values;
  • aerosols;
  • vapours

Summary

To determine the benzene concentration in the air, measured air volumes are drawn with a pump through an adsorption tube containing activated carbon. The adsorbed benzene is eluted with carbon disulfide (CS2) and separated form other hydrocarbons and air constituents by gas chromatography, and determined with a flame ionisation detector.