Category: Chemicals & Solvents

Content centered around Chemical and Solvent applications and what Sentry Air offers to mitigate common fume, particulate, and spills found in these applications.

Respiratory protection from Schaudinn Fixative vapor

Schaudinn’s Fixative is a mercuric chloride-based fluid that is used to preserve the integrity of sample specimens in preparation for analysis. Once specimen fixation occurs, a stain is usually applied to the samples to help in the identification of specific microscopic organisms. While not a complete list, the fields of Parasitology, Cytology and Fecal Sampling… Learn More

Chloroform vapor control with carbon filtration

French chemist, Jean-Baptiste Dumas, formally named and characterized chloroform in 1834. Since then, the chemical has been used for a variety of applications, including: Solvent in the laboratory and pharmaceutical industries Production of dyes Bonding agent Reagent in organic synthesis Anesthetic Refrigerant Production of tetrafluoroethylene (TFE) which is used to make polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) – a primary… Learn More

Controlling fumes generated during EEG electrode application and removal

Electroencephalography ― more commonly known as EEG ― is the process of detecting and recording electrical activity in the brain by applying electrodes along the scalp. Mayo Clinic explains that our brain cells communicate via electrical impulses and are active all the time, even when we are sleeping. This activity shows up as wavy lines… Learn More

EPA releases final risk assessment on Trichloroethylene (TCE)

In 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a list of 83 chemicals identified for further investigation under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Of those chemicals, Trichloroethylene (TCE) received a hazard rating of 3, meaning high level hazard concern for both human health and environmental toxicity. The EPA chose to review TCE because of… Learn More

Acid gas and chemical fume control during beer bitterness testing

Home brewers, microbreweries and large-scale production plants often perform quality assurance tests throughout the brewing process to ensure a consistent, exceptional product. One of the tests in particular determines a beer’s bitterness ratio. Various measurement techniques can be performed to acquire this rating. The American Society of Brewing Chemists’ (ASBC) Method of Analysis Beer –… Learn More

Controlling Harmful Fumes during Shoe Repair and Leather Refinishing

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2012 there were approximately 5,750 people employed in the Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers industry. During a typical day, these workers are exposed to a host of chemical vapors and particulate generated during the repair and refinishing process. Whether it is the rubber cement and… Learn More

Controlling Hazardous Fumes during the Electroplating Process

Electroplating is a metal finishing process in which an object is covered with a metal coating. This process changes the chemical, physical, and mechanical properties of the work piece and helps protect the object from abrasion or corrosion. Additional benefits may include lubricity, wear resistance, solderability, added material thickness and various aesthetic qualities. Many types… Learn More

Controlling Styrene Fume Exposure in the Manufacturing Sector

Styrene is a group of substances known as the volatile organic compounds and is a critical component to a multitude of products. Styrene enables manufactured products to deliver highly sought after benefits, including strength, durability, comfort and safety. Common uses of styrene include: Rigid food and drink storage containers Appliance housings Automobile body parts Wind… Learn More