Application Note: VCM Workplace Air Monitoring by Thermal Desorption Technique
19 June 2013

This application note describes the use of sorbent tube/thermal desorption gas chromatography for the determination of Vinyl Chloride, a potential human carcinogen widely used in plastic industry, as refrigerant, and as an intermediate in organic synthesis. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), in its method ORG 004, established that an employee exposure to Vinyl Chloride must not exceed 1 ppm 8-h time weighted average. Results demonstrate that the Master TD is a reliable and accurate solution for occupational hygienists dedicated to protect workers’ health.