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Determination of BTEX by GCMS in air of offset printing plants: comparison between conventional and ecological inks
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Abstract
The use of inks containing organic solvents by the offset printing process implies in the release of volatile organic compounds to the work environment. Many of these compounds such as benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and the xylene isomers (well known by the acronym BTEX) are extremely toxic. In this study, the BTEX concentrations were determined in two different printing plants that use distinct types of inks: the conventional and the so-called ecological, which is manufactured based on vegetal oil. Concentration ranges were 4384, 153,480, 2133, 5459, and 2236 μg m−3 for benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, m + p-xylene, and o-xylene, respectively, for the conventional printing plant. At the ecological printing plant, concentration ranges were below limit of detection (
Language
English
Source (journal)
Water, air, and soil pollution : focus. - Dordrecht
Publication
Dordrecht : 2009
ISSN
1567-7230
Volume/pages
9:3/4(2009), p. 163-169
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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