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Main Title Test methods for determining short and long term voc emissions from latex paint /
Author Krebs, Kenneth. ; Lao, H. C. ; Fortmann, R. ; Tichenor, B.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Lao, Huei-Chen
Fortmann, Roy
Tichenor, Bruce A.
CORP Author Acurex Environmental Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division,
Year Published 1998
Report Number EPA/600/A-98/093; NRMRL-RTP-040; EPA-68-D4-0005
Stock Number PB98-155054
Additional Subjects Latex ; Paints ; Emissions ; Test methods ; Air pollution sampling ; Test chambers ; Environmental tests ; Air pollution detection ; Sorbents ; Gypsum ; Glycols ; Indoor air pollution ; Flame ionization ; Gas chromatography ; Volatile organic compounds ; Texanol
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB98-155054 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 14 pages ; 28 cm
The paper discusses an evaluation of latex paint (interior, water based) as a source of indoor pollution. A major objective of the research is the development of methods for predicting emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) over time. Test specimens of painted gypsumboard are placed in dynamic flow-through test chambers. Samples of the outlet air are collected on Tenax sorbents and thermally desorbed for analysis by gas chromatography/flame ionization detection. These tests produce short- and long-term data for latex paint emissions of Texanol, 2-2(-butoxyethoxy)-ethanol, and glycols. Evaluation of the data shows that most of the Texanol emissions occur within the first few days, and emissions of th glycols occur over several months. This behavior may be described by an evaporative mass transfer process that dominates the short-term emissions, while long-term emissions are limited by diffusion processes within the dry paint-gypsumboard.
"EPA project officer, Bruce A. Tichenor." "May 1995." "EPA/600/A-98/093." "PB98-155054." Includes bibliographical references. "Presented at EPA/AWMA Conference, Engineering Solutions to Indoor Air Quality Problems, Research Triangle Park, NC 7/24-26/95." Microfiche.