Comparison of models for describing measured VOC emissions from wood-based panels under dynamic chamber test condition

J. P. Zhu, J. S. Zhang, C. Y. Shaw

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Abstract

Measured emission factors are the experimental data used to represent emission characteristics of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from testing materials under dynamic chamber test conditions. A simple empirical model that describes the measured emission factors will be very useful for practical purposes. In this study, a power law model was compared with a widely used first-order exponential decay model in their ability to describe measured emission factors of wood-based panel materials. It was demonstrated that the power law model is a better choice than the first-order model for describing emission characteristics for short-term (less than 100 h) experimental data. The power law model was also more superior in predicting long-term (up to 900 h) emission factors. Crown

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1253-1257
Number of pages5
JournalChemosphere
Volume44
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Decay constant
  • Emission factor
  • First order
  • Indoor material
  • Power law
  • VOC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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