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Main Title Modeling the VOC Emissions from Interior Latex Paint Applied to Gypsum Board.
Author Guo, Z. ; Fortmann, R. ; Marfiak, S. ; Tichenor, B. ; Sparks, L. ;
CORP Author Acurex Environmental Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Publisher 1997
Year Published 1997
Report Number EPA/600/A-97/007; EPA-68-D4-0005;
Stock Number PB97-192363
Additional Subjects Paints ; Latex ; Emissions ; Indoor air pollution ; Mathematical models ; Gypsum ; Floors ; Surface coating ; Air pollutants ; Air pollution sources ; Substrates ; Ecological concentration ; Empirical equations ; Volatile organic compounds ; Emission rates
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NTIS  PB97-192363 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The paper discusses modeling volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from indoor latex paint applied to gypsum board. An empirical source model for a porous substrate was developed that takes both the wet- and dry-stage emission into consideration. Tests in the U.S. EPA's Source Characterization Laboratory showed that common interior surfaces such as gypsum board and carpet could absorb significant amounts of latex paint VOCS from the air, and that they were re-emitted very slowly. An indoor air quality model incorporating the source model, an irreversible sink model, and the air movement data obtained from tracer gas tests made satisfactory predictions for the VOC levels in a test house.