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Scientific papers

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RCP for setting occupational exposure limits for hydrocarbon solvents

By | Publications, Scientific papers, Solvents@Work

This paper from July 2017 provides an update on the application of the reciprocal calculation procedure (RCP) method to calculate occupational exposure levels for hydrocarbon solvents taking into account recent toxicological information and changes in regulatory requirements.

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The air quality challenge

By | Publications, Scientific papers

This 2016 paper by John Pearson, Chair, ESVOC Core Group, outlines the air quality challenges from ozone and VOCs facing Europe, and how best to manage them. An excerpt of this article appeared in our 2016 Winter Solutions newsletter.

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Calculating the vapour pressure of hydrocarbon Solvents from simple physico-chemical properties

By | Publications, Scientific papers

Determining the vapour pressures for solvents with low volatility can be difficult and time-consuming. This 2002 paper by Erik Olsen explains how to use a simple calculation tool to determine whether solvents are VOCs under the definition of the EU Solvent Emissions (NEC) Directive.