Carbon monoxyde properties
Carbon monoxide (CO) or carbonous oxide is produced by incomplete combustion of organic matter (wood, fuel). As it is also released by engines exhausted gases (incomplete gasoline combustion), it is partially responsible for atmospheric pollution in big cities and car parks. It can also be found in the chemical industry in many substances synthesis or in the steel industry as a reducing agent to produce some catalysts.
|CAS||TWA (8 hours)||STEL (15 minutes)||LEL||IP||Density / Air||Filter / SCBA|
|630-08-0||50 ppm||–||12.5 %||14.01||0.968||
Carbon monoxyde effects on health
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless and odorless gas that is not detectable without proper equipment. This gas is very toxic by inhalation (H331) and reduce the blood oxygen rate – that’s why it is classified as a toxic asphyxiant. It is also very flammable with explosive limits set between 12 and 74 % volume, which explains its presence in many types of combustion. However its main hazard remains its toxicity.
Carbone monoxyde effects on health (CO)