Chapter 16. The Sampling of Gases and Vapours: Principles and Methods

  1. Kerry Gardiner BSc, PhD, Dip. Occup. Hyg., FFOH1,2 and
  2. J. Malcolm Harrington CBE, BSc, MSc, MD, FRCP, FFOMI, MFPH, FMedSci3
  1. Richard H. Brown

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755075.ch16

Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition

Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition

How to Cite

Brown, R. H. (2005) The Sampling of Gases and Vapours: Principles and Methods, in Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition (eds K. Gardiner and J. M. Harrington), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470755075.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Occupational Health, the Medical School, the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

  2. 2

    International Occupational Health Ltd, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

  3. 3

    Emeritus Professor of Occupational Medicine, the University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405106214

Online ISBN: 9780470755075



  • gases;
  • sorbers;
  • cold traps;
  • thermal desorption;
  • descriptions


The prelims comprise:

  • Introduction

  • Selection of sampling devices and measurement methods

  • Grab samplers (short-term samplers — seconds or minutes)

  • Continuous active samplers (long-term samplers — hours or days)

  • Diffusive samplers

  • Practical applications

  • Quality systems and quality control

  • References