Measurements of VOC emissions from three building materials using small environmental chamber under defined standard test conditions

Jiping Zhu, Jianshun Zhang, Eva Lusztyk, Robert J. Magee

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Abstract

VOC emissions from three building materials, a particleboard, a carpet with rubber backing and a vinyl floor tile were measured. Samples of the chamber air were collected using multi-sorbent tubes during the chamber tests, and analyzed by thermal desorption (TD) GC/FID. GC peaks were identified using TD/GC/MS. Major VOCs emitted were solvents, aldehydes, C10-and C15-terpenes for the particleboard, alkanes, alkenes and 4-phenyl cyclohexene for the carpet. VOC emissions from vinyl floor tile were dominated by a mixture of two alkyl propanoates. First order exponential decay model and power law decay model were used to describe the emission factor decay from 12 h after the start of dynamic chamber tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages11
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 91st Annual Meeting & Exposition of the Air & Waste Management Association - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jun 14 1998Jun 18 1998

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OtherProceedings of the 1998 91st Annual Meeting & Exposition of the Air & Waste Management Association
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period6/14/986/18/98

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    Zhu, J., Zhang, J., Lusztyk, E., & Magee, R. J. (1998). Measurements of VOC emissions from three building materials using small environmental chamber under defined standard test conditions. 11. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1998 91st Annual Meeting & Exposition of the Air & Waste Management Association, San Diego, CA, USA, .