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Main Title Measurement of Indoor Air Emissions from Office Equipment.
Author Leovic, K. W. ; Calcagni, J. A. ; Hetes, R. G. ; Northeim, C. M. ; Sheldon, L. ;
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Publisher 1998
Year Published 1998
Report Number EPA-R-822025; EPA/600/A-98/091;
Stock Number PB98-151681
Additional Subjects Office equipment ; Emissions ; Air pollution monitoring ; Office machines ; Printers ; Ozone ; Particulates ; Test methods ; Test chambers ; Indoor air quality ; Air pollution abatement ; Indoor air pollution ; Copiers ; Photocopiers ; Volatile organic compounds ; Pollution prevention
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB98-151681 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 16p
The paper discusses the development of a standardized test method for measuring in door air emissions from office equipment. It is intended to be generally applicable to all types of office equipment and to be analytically sensitive in order to identify the entire range of emissions, including those that may be problematic at lower concentrations. The method is intended to promote uniform testing and research of pollution prevention opportunities rather than to determine regulatory compliance (i.e., if occupational exposure standards are met). Flow-through dynamic test chambers were selected because they are generally applicable to all types of equipment and provide the most versatile data. The paper provides background information on the project and describes the test protocol in detail, including: chamber specifications, sample collection, and analytical equipment. Preliminary results of a validation study of the test method--using dry-process photocopy machines --are also presented.