Trichloroethylene Detection

CAS Number: 79-01-6
STEL: 150ppm
TWA: 100ppm

Properties

Trichloroethylene (C 2HCl 3) is very volatile and in its liquid state at normal temperatures.

Dangers

Trichloroethylene irritates eyes, nose, and throat while repeated skin contact may cause dermatitis. Headache, dizziness, nausea is caused when it absorbs water vapour and it may even cause liver damage. In addition, nausea, diarrhea, hepatic disorders, etc. can occur if trichloroethylene is swallowed.

Where is it found

It is commonly used to degrease metal machine parts and when it seeps underground it sometimes contaminates wells or groundwater which is increasingly becoming a problem in recent years.

How is it detected?

Detector tubes are primarily used to measure effluent or groundwater in the context of occupational hygiene management, water contamination/pollution research and prevention, as well as gas emission concentrations.

Trichloroethylene products

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