Identification and chemical characterization of particulate matter from wave soldering processes at a printed circuit board manufacturing company

Z. Szoboszlai, Z. Kertész, Z. Szikszai, A. Angyal, E. Furu, Zs Török, L. Daróczi, A. Kiss

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Abstract

In this case study, the elemental composition and mass size distribution of indoor aerosol particles were determined in a working environment where soldering of printed circuit boards (PCB) took place. Single particle analysis using ion and electron microscopy was carried out to obtain more detailed and reliable data about the origin of these particles. As a result, outdoor and indoor aerosol sources such as wave soldering, fluxing processes, workers' activity, mineral dust, biomass burning, fertilizing and other anthropogenic sources could be separated. With the help of scanning electron microscopy, characteristic particle types were identified. On the basis of the mass size distribution data, a stochastic lung deposition model was used to calculate the total and regional deposition efficiencies of the different types of particles within the human respiratory system. The information presented in this study aims to give insights into the detailed characteristics and the health impact of aerosol particles in a working environment where different kinds of soldering activity take place.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)308-316
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Hazardous Materials
Volume203-204
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 15 2012

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Particulate Matter
Soldering
Aerosols
Printed circuit boards
Particles (particulate matter)
particulate matter
manufacturing
aerosol
Respiratory system
Industry
Dust
Respiratory System
Electron Scanning Microscopy
Biomass
Electron microscopy
Minerals
Electron Microscopy
health impact
anthropogenic source
Thermodynamic properties

Keywords

  • Ion beam analysis
  • PIXE
  • Single particle analysis
  • Wave soldering
  • Workplace aerosol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Pollution
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Engineering

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