A proposed standard practice for determination of volatile organic compounds emissions from surface coatings using small environmental chambers under defined test conditions

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20331390
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report, Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council Canada; Volume 752
Physical description21 p.
SubjectVolatile organic compounds
AbstractThe practice measures the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted from surface coating materials such as wood stains, paints, floor wax and polyurethane. A prescreening analysis is used to identify the VOCs emitted from the panel. Emission factors (i.e., emission rates per unit surface area) for the VOCs of interest are then determined by measuring the concentrations in a small environmental test chamber containing a specimen and being ventilated at a constant air change rate under the standard environmentalconditions. This practice describes a method that is specific to the measurement of VOC emissions from coating materials stored in an unopened original container for the purpose of comparing the emission characteristics of different surface coating products under the standard test condition.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number8084
NPARC number20331390
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Record created2012-07-18
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