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Main Title Interlaboratory study of a test method for measuring total volatile organic compound content of consumer products /
Author Rickman, Edward E., ; Howe, G. B. ; Jayanty, R. K. M.
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Howe, G. B.
Jayanty, R. K. M.
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1995
Report Number EPA/600/R-95-163; RTI/5171/015-01F; EPA-R-818419-02
Stock Number PB96-121652
Subjects Volatile organic compounds--Technological innovations--United States ; Volatile organic compounds--United States--Technological innovations
Additional Subjects Consumer products ; Test methods ; Interlaboratory comparisons ; Laboratory tests ; Air pollution detection ; Emissions ; Photochemical reactions ; Smog ; Ozone ; Air pollution sources ; Analytical methods ; Estimation ; Precision ; Moisture content ; Reproducibility ; Volatile organic compounds ; EPA method 24 ; Repeatability
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NTIS  PB96-121652 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Consumer products are potentially significant sources of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which contribute to formation of ozone in photochemical smog. Currently, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has no approved method for measuring the VOC content of consumer products. EPA has made changes to Method 24 (for coating VOC measurement) to adapt it to measurement of VOC in consumer products (including the contents of aerosol cans). For its regulatory process, EPA needed information on the repeatability (precision of analyses performed by a single laboratory) and reproducibility (precision of analyses performed by different laboratories) of the modified method. This report describes an interlaboratory study that was performed to obtain this information. The precision of the modified method for consumer product samples is similar to the precision of EPA Method 24 applied to surface coatings.
"December 1995." "EPA/600/SR-95/163." Also available via Internet from the EPA Office of Research and Development web site. Address as of 8/25/2003:; current access available via PURL. Shipping list no.: 1996-0371-M. Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. Microfiche.