Validation of a mass-transfer model for VOC emissions from wet building materials: final report 4.2

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report (National Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction); no. IRC-RR-322
Physical description37 p.
SubjectIndoor air quality; Volatile organic compounds; Material emissions; Mass-transfer model; Diffusion coefficient; Evaporation coefficient; Volatile organic compounds
AbstractThis research contributes to improve indoor air quality by developing knowledge and tools for effectively applying source control to reduce ventilation needs (and hence, save energy). The work provides the relative contribution by a given product to up to 90 VOC concentrations (some of which are known to have adverse health effects), allowing intelligent, informed choices of building materials and indoor consumer products. Product manufacturers will benefit by learning how their products can be improved with respect to VOC emissions, and where their products stand relative to others in simulations of their actual use. The information collected in Phase II will also make it easier for investigators to diagnose possible IAQ problems in buildings, and explore trade-offs between increased ventilation and source control.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-21948
NPARC number20373949
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Record identifier77fba179-a26e-4497-96cf-8d8588d788ed
Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2017-07-05
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