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Main Title Final summary report on evaluation of the water-based coating method (ATD-FID) /
Author Callahan, Patrick J., ; Holdren, M. W. ; Chace, P. A. ; Keigley, G. W.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Weant, Kathy.
CORP Author Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards,
Year Published 1999
Report Number EPA-454/R-99-040; EPA-68-D-99-009; PB2000101716
Stock Number PB2000-101716
OCLC Number 42948916
Additional Subjects Surface coating ; Inks ; Gas chromatography ; Interlaboratory comparions ; Chemical analysis ; Chemical composition ; Sampling ; Flame ionization ; Laboratory tests ; Quality assurance ; Air pollution abatement ; Water based products ; Water based paints ; Volatile organic compounds ; FID(Flame Ionization Detector)
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-454/R-99-040 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/17/1999
NTIS  PB2000-101716 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 28 cm
To reduce the formation of ozone, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates volatile organic compounds (VOC) from a number of facilities and materials. The current EPA regulations require the use of EPA Method 24 to determine the VOC content of coatings and inks. Method 24 indirectly determines the VOC content of a coating by measuring the coatings volatile content using the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) method D 2369, water content by ASTM methods D 3792 or D 4017 and exempt compounds content by ASTM D 4457. EPA developed a method for measuring the VOC content of water-based coatings directly rather than indirectly as in EPA Method 24. In this method, a Perkin-Elmer Model ATD-400 automated tube desorber is used to thermally desorb the volatiles from a weighted sample of coating, and a flame ionizaion detector on a gas chromatograph (GC) is used to estimate the total amount of VOCs in the volatilized material. The purpose of this project was to conduct an interlaboratory study to evaluate the draft water-based coating method. A total of six laboratories participated in the interlaboratory study. Each of the laboratories was required to analyze four different water-based coatings following the procedure described in the draft method.
EPA project officer: Kathy Weant. Performed by Battelle Memorial Institute for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Emissions Monitoring and Analysis Division. Contract Number: 68-D-99-009 "September 29, 1999." "September 1999"--Cover Includes bibliographical references. "EPA-454/R-99-040"--Cover