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Main Title Interlaboratory Comparison of Formaldehyde Emissions from Particleboard Underlayment in Small-Scale Environmental Chambers.
Author Matthews, T. G. ; Wilson, D. L. ; Thompson, A. J. ; Mason, M. A. ; Balley, S. N. ;
CORP Author Acurex Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;Oak Ridge National Lab., TN.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.;Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA-68-02-3988 ;DE-AC05-84OR21400; EPA/600/J-87/303;
Stock Number PB88-186846
Additional Subjects Formaldehyde ; Emissions ; Particle boards ; Measurement ; Calorimetric analysis ; Test chambers ; Ventilation ; Loading ; Reprints ; Indoor air pollution ; Air quality ; Pollution control ; Stationary sources
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-186846 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 9p
The paper gives results of measurements of formaldehyde (CH2O) emissions from particleboard underlayment in 0.17 and 0.2 cu m chambers at separate laboratories to test the comparability of small scale environmental chamber measurements under different ventilation and product loading conditions. Absolute CH2O calibration was established through intermethod comparison of different monitoring techniques against a CH2O generation apparatus. Interlaboratory precision was enhanced via co-calibration of each laboratory's CH2O colorimetric analyzer against the same blank and bi-level generation source at the beginning and end of the study. The results show excellent intermethod and interlaboratory agreement in both the CH2O calibration and particleboard emissions testing. The CH2O emission rates of the test specimens demonstrate a Fick's Law dependence on CH2O vapor concentration. Measured CH2O concentrations are described by a single-compartment, single-emitter model, and are inversely proportional to the ratio of the air exchange rate and product loading. (Copyright (c) 1987 JAPCA.)