Blessy Rajan

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We describe the use of our selected ion flow tube (SIFT) technique for the rapid detection and quantification of trace gases in atmospheric air, with special reference to the analysis of human breath. It is based on the chemical ionization of the breath trace gases to the exclusion of the major breath gases, using 'soft' proton transfer from H3O+ ions.(More)
Airflow visualization in the workplace to assess containment, ventilation, or general air movements is often carried out using smoke tracers. The most prevalent method uses a disposable smoke tube that generates a plume of concentrated sulfuric acid fume. However, use of the smoke tube exposes occupational hygienists to the risk of sulfuric acid exposure(More)
Techniques are being standardized in our department for total body irradiation (TBI) with six MV photons in linear accelerator for preconditioning to bone marrow transplantation (BMT). Individualized shields with low melting point alloy are to be fabricated for shielding critical organs such as lungs, kidneys etc. A method to mount diminished dimension of(More)
The laboratory diagnosis of the disease is based on either isolation, identification of leptospires or the detection of anti-leptospiral antibodies. The isolation, identification of leptospires is time-consuming and necessitates specialized reference laboratories. The microscopic examination of leptospires by dark field microscopy contributes to the early(More)
The British Standards Institution 'Guide to implementing an effective respiratory protective device programme' (BS 4275) lists assigned protection factors (APFs) for various types of respiratory protective equipment (RPE). The APFs were allocated either on the basis of available workplace studies data which met set criteria or on the basis of professional(More)
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