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Main Title Indoor Emissions from Conversion Varnishes.
Author Howard, E. M. ; McCrillis, R. C. ; Krebs, K. A. ; Fortman, R. ; Lao, H. C. ;
CORP Author Acurex Environmental Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Publisher Sep 96
Year Published 1996
Report Number EPA-68-D4-0005; EPA/600/A-98/033;
Stock Number PB98-140403
Additional Subjects Varnishes ; Emissions ; Indoor air pollution ; Conversion coatings ; Formaldehyde ; Catalysis ; Volatility ; Chemical reactivity ; Curing ; Aging(Materials) ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Titration ; Air pollution sources ; Air pollution sampling ; Test chambers ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB98-140403 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The paper discusses indoor emissions from conversion varnishes. This project involved three commercially available conversion varnish systems. An EPA Method 24 analysis determined total volatile content, and a sodium sulfite titration method determined uncombined (free) formaldehyde content of the varnish components. The resin component was also analyzed by gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy (GC/MS) (EPA Method 311 with an MS detector) to identify individual organic compounds. Dynamic small chamber tests identified and quantified emissions following application to coupons of typical kitchen cabinet wood substrates, during both curing and ageing. Results of small chamber tests confirmed that the amount of free formaldeyde initially applied to the surface represents only a fraction of the total amount of formaldehyde emitted, implying that formaldehyde is formed as a result of the curing reaction.