Dual chamber test method for determining VOC transport and sorption properties of building materials

M. Salonvaara, J. Zhang, M. Yang

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Abstract

A test method to measure diffusion and sorption properties of building materials is introduced. The system consists of two individually controllable (airflow, humidity, VOC) small chambers - one on each side of the material layer to be investigated. The method was applied to measure the transport of some volatile organic compounds (VOC) through gypsum and OSB (oriented strand board) board. The method was also used for water vapor transport measurements and results were compared against those using traditional cup methods. Similarities between VOC diffusion and water vapor diffusion were investigated. Error analysis of the method is provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHB 2006 - Healthy Buildings
Subtitle of host publicationCreating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings
Pages81-84
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
EventHealthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, HB 2006 - Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: Jun 4 2006Jun 8 2006

Publication series

NameHB 2006 - Healthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings
Volume4

Other

OtherHealthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, HB 2006
CountryPortugal
CityLisboa
Period6/4/066/8/06

Keywords

  • Building materials
  • Diffusion
  • Sorption
  • Test method
  • VOC
  • Water vapor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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