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Main Title Critical Evaluation of the Diffusion Hypothesis in the Theory of Porous Media Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Sources and Sinks.
Author Dunn, J. E. ; Chen., T. ;
CORP Author Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Dept. of Mathematical Sciences.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher c1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/J-94/118;
Stock Number PB94-159019
Additional Subjects Indoor air pollution ; Diffusion ; Porous materials ; Reprint ; Mathematical models ; Isotherms ; Stationary sources ; Organic compounds ; Least squares method ; Carpets ; Ethyl benzene ; Emission ; Statistical analysis ; Environmental exposure ; VOCs(Volatile organic compounds) ; Perchloroethylene
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NTIS  PB94-159019 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The paper proposes three alternative, diffusion-limited mathematical models to account for this interaction, using the linear isotherm model as a reference point. Their taxonomy is keyed to the nature of the vapor-sink interface. While the linear isotherm model gave an adequate description of data when a pillow-sink was challenged with ethylbenzene, a new single-parameter diffusion model gave a much improved description of data when the same pillow-sink was challenged with perchloroethylene. A hybrid, sorption/desorption, diffusion-limited model was the only plausible model when a carpet-sink was challenged with ethylbenzene. Some new computational aids, particularly interval-weighted least squares, are introduced in the context of model validation. (Copyright (c) American Society for Testing and Materials 1993.)