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Main Title Characterization of low-voc latex paints:volatile organic compound content, VOC and aldehyde emissions, and paint performance : final report /
Author Fortmann, Roy ; Lao, H. C. ; Ng, A. ; Roache, N.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Chang, John C.S.
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 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1999
Report Number EPA-600/R-99-035; EPA-68-C9-9201
Stock Number PB99-146920
OCLC Number 42815802
Subjects Paint--Air pollution effects
Additional Subjects Latex ; Paints ; Aldehydes ; Emissions ; Air pollution abatement ; Alternatives ; Materials replacement ; Characterization ; Performance evaluation ; Indoor air pollution ; Substrates ; Volatility ; Test methods ; Test chambers ; Volatile organic compounds ; Pollution prevention
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAD  EPA 600-R-99-035 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 11/19/1999
NTIS  PB99-146920 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 78 p. : ill. 28 cm.
The report gives results of laboratory tests to evaluate commercially available latex paints advertised as 'low-odor,' 'low-VOC (volatile organic compound),' or 'no-VOC.' Measurements were performed to quantify the total content of VOCs in the paints and to identify the predominant VOCs and aldehydes in the emissions following application to test substrates. The performance of the paints was evaluated and compared to that of commonly used conventional latex paints by American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard methods that measured parameters such as scrubbability, cleanability, and hiding power. The report describes the paints that were tested, the test methods, and the experimental data. Results are presented that can be used to evaluate the low-odor/low-VOC paints as alternatives to conventional latex wall paints that contain and emit higher concentrations of VOCs.
EPA project officer: John C.S. Chang. " ... published and made available by EPA's Office of Research and Development ... "--Forward. "April 1999." "Prepared for: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development." "EPA-600/R-99-035." PB98-127095. Includes bibliographical references (p. 74-75)