A Mass transfer model for simulating VOC sorption on building materials

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/S1352-2310(00)00397-6
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TypeArticle
Journal titleAtmospheric Environment
Volume35
Issue7
Pages12911299; # of pages: 9
Subjectmodelling, volatile organic compound, sorption, building material; Volatile organic compounds
AbstractThe sorption of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by different building materials can significantly affect VOC concentrations in indoor environments. In this paper, a new model has been developed for simulating VOC sorption and desorption rates of homogeneous building materials with constant diffusion coefficients and material-air partition coefficients. The model analytically solves the VOC sorption rate at the material-air interface. It can be used as a "wall function" in combination with more complex gas-phase models that account for non-uniform mixing to predict sorption process. It can also be used in conjunction with broader indoor air quality studies to simulate VOC exposure in buildings.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number43720
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NPARC number20331353
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