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Main Title Characterization and Reduction of Formaldehyde Emissions from a Low-VOC Latex Paint.
Author Chang, J. C. S. ; Guo, Z. ; Fortmann, R. ; Lao, H. ;
CORP Author ARCADIS Geraghty and Miller, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Publisher 2000
Year Published 2000
Report Number EPA-68-C-99-201; EPA/600/A-00/052;
Stock Number PB2000-108062
Additional Subjects Latex ; Paints ; Emissions ; Formaldehyde ; Air pollution sampling ; Indoor air pollution ; Organic compounds ; Volatility ; Biocides ; Mathematical models ; Stationary sources ; Gypsum board
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2000-108062 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 26p
The paper discusses the measurement and analysis of the patterns of formaldehyde emission from a low volatile organic compound (VOC) latex paint applied to gypsum board, using small environmental chamber tests. The formaldehyde emissions resulted in a sharp increase of chamber air formaldehyde concentration to a peak, followed by transition to a long-term slow decay. A first-order decay in-series model was developed to interpret the chamber data. The model characterized the formaldehyde emissions from the paint in three stages: an initial puff of instant release, a fast decay, and a final stage of slow decay controlled by a solid-phase diffusion process that can last for more than a month. The model was also used to estimate the peak concentration and the amount of formaldehyde emitted during each stage. The formaldehyde sources were investigated by comparing emission patterns and modeling outcomes of different paint formulations.