A Material emission database for 90 target VOCs

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ConferenceIndoor Air 2005, The 10th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate: 04 September 2005, Beijing, China
Pages20702075; # of pages: 6
Subjectvolatile organic compounds, building materials, indoor air quality, material emissions; Volatile organic compounds
AbstractTo keep the level of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as low as possible indoors, one of the most effective measures is source control. Characterization of emissions from building materials is an important step towards source control. In this research, 69 building material specimens commonly used in Canada were tested in accordance with an ASTM standard for their emissions for 90 ?Target? VOCs and ?Abundant? VOCs. The target VOC selection was based on 11 published lists by national and international organizations. The emission characteristics of each material were assembled into a material emission database that is linked to a simulation program such that indoor air levels can be simulated. This combined database and simulation program will provide the basis for a screening method to compare materials and for identifying sources of individual, health-relevant VOCs.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number48314
NPARC number20378235
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