Measurements of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from wood stains using an electronic balance

Jianshun S. Zhang, Gang Nong, Chia Yu Shaw, Jieming Wang

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Abstract

An emissions test method using an electronic balance was introduced to measure the TVOC emission rates of oil-based wood stains, with a detailed procedure for preparing test specimens. The emission characteristics of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from an artificial wood stain and an oil-based commercial wood stain were determined. Results show that VOC emissions from both stains include a surface evaporation and an internal diffusion sub-process. With regard to time, the entire emission period was divided into three periods: an initial evaporation-controlled period; a transition period; and an internal diffusion-controlled period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)PART 1/-
JournalASHRAE Transactions
Volume105
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 ASHRAE Winter Meeting - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Jan 23 1999Jan 27 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering

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