Original article

Scand J Work Environ Health 1984;10(3):189-195    pdf


Occurrence of fibrous sodium aluminumtetrafluoride particles in potrooms of the primary aluminum industry.

by Gylseth B, Bjorseth O, Dugstad O, Gjonnes J

Inorganic fibrous particles have been found in the work environment of the primary aluminum industry. Based on scanning electron microscopic analysis, the concentrations ranged from 9 to 720 fibers/cc. The fibers were generally thinner than 0.1 micron in diameter and shorter than 5 microns. By electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray microanalysis, and selected area electron diffraction the fibers were identified as sodium aluminumtetrafluoride.

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