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Main Title Development and Validation of a Method for Measuring Exempt Volatile Organic Compounds and Carbon Dioxide in Consumer Products.
Author Rickman, E. E. ; Howe, G. B. ; Jayanty, R. K. M. ;
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC. Center for Environmental Measurements and Quality Assurance.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Risk Management Research Lab.
Publisher Mar 97
Year Published 1997
Report Number EPA-68-D3-0045; EPA/600/R-97/004;
Stock Number PB97-143143
Additional Subjects Consumer products ; Carbon dioxide ; Chemical analysis ; Test methods ; Emissions ; Interlaboratory comparisons ; Laboratory tests ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Analytical methods ; Sample preparation ; Heating ; Air pollution detection ; Air pollution sampling ; Estimation ; Precision ; Volatile organic compounds ; Mass selective detection
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The report describes the development and validation of a method for measuring exempt volatile organic componds (VOCs) and carbon dioxide in consumer products. The new method involves heating a sample in an oven at 11 C for 1 hour while purging the sample container with nitrogen gas. The resultant mixture of nitrogen and volatile compounds from the sample is then collected in a TTedlar bag and analyzed by gas chromatography with mass selective detection (GC/MSD). An internal standard is added to the sample container to permit quantitation without measurement of purge gas volume. The method was evaluated by analyzing samples that were spiked with known amounts of the exempt compounds. This method should be applicable to other volatile compounds that might be present in consumer products and could be useful in evaluating the risk that these products pose.