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Main Title Fundamental Mass Transfer Model for Indoor Air Emissions from Surface Coatings.
Author Tichenor, B. A. ; Guo, Z. ; Sparks., L. E. ;
CORP Author Acurex Environmental Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher c1994
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA-68-DO-0141; EPA/600/J-94/117;
Stock Number PB94-155561
Additional Subjects Coatings ; Indoor air pollution ; Mathematical models ; Building materials ; Paints ; Emission factors ; Organic compounds ; Mass transfer ; Boundary layer ; Test chambers ; Reprint ; Emission rates
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-155561 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 8p
The paper discusses the work of researchers at the U.S. EPA's Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory (Indoor Air Branch) who are evaluating mass transfer models based on fundamental principles to determine their effectiveness in predicting emissions from indoor architectural coatings. As a first step, a simple model based on Fick's Law of Diffusion has been developed. In the model, the mass transfer rate is assumed to be controlled by the boundary layer mass transfer coefficient, the saturation vapor pressure of the material being emitted, and the mass of volatile material remaining in the source at any point in time. Both static and dynamic chamber tests were conducted to obtain model validation data. Further validation experiments were conducted in a test house. Results of these tests are presented.