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Main Title Models and Statistical Methods for Gaseous Emission Testing of Finite Sources in Well-Mixed Chambers.
Author Dunn, J. E. ;
CORP Author Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Dept. of Mathematical Sciences.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA-R-810009 ;EPA-R-812305; EPA/600/J-87/055;
Stock Number PB87-213302
Additional Subjects Air Pollution ; Test chambers ; Emission ; Latex ; Methyl ethyl ketone ; Mathematical models ; Diffusion ; Gases ; Environmental tests ; Reprints ; Gaseous wastes ; Volatile organic emissions ; Butyl propionate
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-213302 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The paper proposes two families of mathematical models to represent either the concentration of a gaseous emission in (or the accumulated amount exiting from) a well-mixed, environmentally controlled test chamber. A thin film model, which seems applicable to such sources as carpet adhesive, has the capability of isolating the true emission rate constant from chamber effects. It has successfully modeled emissions of methyl ethyl ketone, a C8 alcohol, and butyl propionate from latex caulk. Chamber effects in the form of temporary wall retention were identified for the latter two compounds. An analogous, deep source, diffusion-limited model for plywood, etc., once fitted to a data set, can be used to generalize to other combinations of source surface area, chamber volume, and air exchange rate. (Copyright (c) Atmospheric Journal, 1987, Great Britain.)