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Main Title Development and Validation of a Test Method for Formaldehyde Emissions.
Author Estes, E. D. ; Gutknecht, W. F. ; Hardison, D. L. ; Howe, G. B. ; Jayanty, R. K. M. ;
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Publisher Feb 90
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA-68-02-4125 ;EPA-68-02-4550; EPA/600/3-90/005;
Stock Number PB90-183419
Additional Subjects Formaldehyde ; Gas analysis ; Field tests ; Statistical analysis ; Site surveys ; Concentration(Composition) ; Experimental design ; Surface coatings ; Chemical analysis ; Industrial wastes ; Peroxides ; Performance evaluation ; Impingement ; Air pollution sampling ; Air pollution detection ; Stationary sources ; Toxic substances ; Hydrazine/dinitrophenyl ; High performance liquid chromatography ; Gas-solid interactions ; Cartridges
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-183419 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 55p
The document details the field validation of a test method for the sampling and analysis of formaldehyde emissions from stationary sources. Three potential source methods were evaluated. Field testing of the methods were conducted at two different sites. At a formaldehyde manufacturing plant, where formaldehyde levels were high (>100 mg/cu m), samples were collected using the basic peroxide impinger method and the DNPH impinger method. At a formaldehyde user facility, where formaldehyde levels were low, samples were collected using the DNPH-coated cartridge method and the DNPH impinger method. A statistical evaluation indicates that the DNPH impinger method is acceptable for determining both low and high concentrations of formaldehyde. Because of its range, this method is recommended as the reference method for determination of formaldehyde in source emissions.