Accession Number : ADP001898

Title :   The Analysis of French Submarine Atmosphere Contaminants,

Corporate Author : CENTRE D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHE TECHNIQUE SOUS-MARINES TOULON (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s) : Malaspina,J. P.

Report Date : 01 JUN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The author concludes that, however still imperfect, the analytical control we can presently realize aboard submarines enables us to affirm that there is no major toxicologic problem and that the contamination, both by gases and particles, remains at a very satisfactory level. This control, however, still needs to be improved. In the future, our efforts will be oriented towards: (1) a more severe control of the volatile and gaseous pollution, carried out, in the short term, by multiplication of the samples taken from the traps and DRAEGER tubes, and, in the medium term, by the definition and development of a centralized metering device. (2) the implementation of analysis procedure for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), either free or linked to the particulate phase. And (3) side by side with that, CERTSM will carry on their effort to settle contaminants MAC value and improve already existing values.

Descriptors :   *SUBMARINE ATMOSPHERES, CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERES, CONTAMINANTS, POLLUTANTS, GAS ANALYSIS, PARTICLES, CONCENTRATION(CHEMISTRY), MONITORS, GAS DETECTORS, TRAPS, BIOLOGICAL CONTAMINATION, SUBMARINES, FRANCE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE