Formaldehyde (HCHO) is widely used in many industries as it is characterized by active chemical properties, high purity, and low cost. Formaldehyde is in high demand in the manufacturing of building household materials such as plates, plywood, and lacquer materials. Many industries uses formaydehyde for preservation, disinfection also formaldehyde containing chemicals used widely in different areas. Formaldehyde is released by an incomplete combustion product and consequently is released from internal combustion engines. Thus, HCHO is released to the environment as a volatile compound in large quantities.
Formaldehyde is used in below industries:
|Agriculture||Preservation of grain|
|Cleaning agent industry||Disinfection, sterilization and preservation|
|Cosmetics industry||Disinfection, sterilization and preservation|
|Food industry||Disinfection, sterilization and preservation|
|Leather industry||Additive to tanning agents|
|Medicine||Disinfection, sterilization and preservation|
|Metal industry||Anticorrosive agent; vehicle in vapor depositing and electroplating processes|
|Petroleum industry||biocide and refining auxiliary agent|
|Photographic industry||Developing accelerator and hardener for gelatin layers|
|Rubber industry||Biocide, adhesive additive and anti-oxidizer|
|Sugar industry||Infection inhibitor in producing juices|
|Textile industry||crease resistance, dimensional stability, and flame retardance|
|Wood industry||Preservative, Glue|
Formaldehyde contains significant harm to human health as well as widespread use. Formaldehyde has a sharp odor that can be detectable at low concentrations at 0.1 PPM, and its vapor and solutions are known as skin and eye irritants in human beings. The common effects of formaldehyde exposure are various symptoms caused by irritation of the mucosa in the eyes and upper respiratory tract. Formaldehyde is reported to contribute to the development of cancer of the nose and upper respiratory tract and skin cancer. It is stated that among workers exposed to formaldehyde, the mortality rate of lung cancer is 30% higher. Formaldehyde has been reported to have toxic effects on the central nervous system, skin, eyes, testes, and menstrual functions as well as the respiratory system.
The most risky groups for the effect of formaldehyde are:
- Chemical industry workers working at the formaldehyde-containing compounds manufacturing
- Household industry workers (furniture, chipboard, MDF, plywood, varnish, lacquer, fire retardants, etc.)
- Workers in traffic or garages
- Anatomy, pathology, and histology laboratory workers
- Dentists and nurses who sterilize dialysis equipment and other medical supplies,
- Foundry workers
- Workers in paper, paper products, and recycling
Formaldehyde has a harmful and even toxic effect on many tissues and organs in the body, it is necessary to keep the formaldehyde concentration below the permitted limit in formaldehyde-working environments. Formaldehyde can create problems in long term even you cannot feel any problem during daily life. For this reason, a Formaldehyde Gas Detector should be used to continuously monitor the presence of formaldehyde in the environment. Prosense provides formaldehyde detectors to monitor level of the formaldehyde in working environment to keep personal safe whole lifetime.
Prosense PQD-7434 / PQN-7434 Formaldehyde Gas Detector measurement range is 0-10 ppm, and the resolution is 0.1ppm.
Prosense P-7434 Formaldehyde Gas Detector measurement range is 0-10 ppm, and the resolution is 0.1ppm.
Prosense Formaldehyde Gas detector features include:
- Detector base
- Integrated 4-20mA analog output
- Integrated RS485 digital output
- Adjustable alarm levels
- Optional integrated relays for alarm level monitoring
- Electrochemical sensor head with calibration certificate
- Wall mounting kit
- Integrated display (Optional)
Life should not be cheap enough to be risked for simple dangers that can be easily avoided.
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