The Determination of Metals in Welding Fume by X-RaySpectrometry

O. V. Kuznetsova, L. A. Begunova, S. V. Romanenko, S. A. Solodsky

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Analysis of the current hygienic situation in the welding production showed that the intensification of welding processes involves the deterioration of air quality, which negatively affects the welders health. Respiratory effects seen in full-time welders have included bronchitis, airway irritation, lung function changes, and a possible increase in the incidence of lung cancer. The metal concentration in the air of the working area have been determined using the photometric method of analysis, which involves the stage of decomposition of the sample material before analysis. However, losses of the analyzed elements are possible when the sample is decomposed. The X-ray fluorescence method of analysis has the advantage of being nondestructive. The investigations shown the data of photometric determination of metals in welding aerosols is 1.5'2 times lower than the results of X-ray fluorescence analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012025
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 2018
EventAll-Russian Research-to-Practice Conference on Ecology and Safety in the Technosphere: Current Problems and Solutions, EST 2017 - Yurga, Russian Federation
Duration: 6 Mar 20177 Mar 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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