Upscaling of material emissions: comparison of small and full-scale chamber results and evaluation of an IAQ simulation model

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ConferenceIndoor Air 2002 Conference: 30 June 2002, Monterey, CA., U.S.A.
Pages16; # of pages: 6
SubjectAir quality
AbstractThe emission rates of selected volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were determined for a series of building materials. Those same building materials were used to construct scaled-down ("mock-up") versions of the primary emitting surfaces from a recently constructed research house. The mock-up version of the house materials (including a painted wall assembly and a flooring assembly) was assembled in a full-scale (55 m 3 ) stainless steel chamber and the VOC concentrations were measured under standard conditions. A single zone model was used to simulate the concentrations during the mock-up experiments, based on the emission rates determined from the small chamber tests. The agreement between the predicted and observed concentrations was examined in detail, and in most cases the deviations can be attributed to the effects of unquantified sinks and sometimes unquantified sources.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number45336
NPARC number20378585
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