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Main Title Measurements of Volatile Organic Compounds and Particles during Application of Latex Paint with an Airless Sprayer.
Author Fortmann, R. ; Roache, N. ; Ng, A. ; Chang, J. 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 2000
Year Published 2000
Report Number EPA-68-C9-9201; EPA/600/A-00/057;
Stock Number PB2000-108057
Additional Subjects Paints ; Sprayers ; Volatile organic compounds ; Spray painting ; Latex ; Volatility ; Particles ; Measurements ; Particulates ; Air pollution control ; Stationary sources
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NTIS  PB2000-108057 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 18p
The paper discusses experiments, conducted at EPA's Indoor Air Quality Research House, to measure airborne concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and particles during and following the spray-application of latex wall paint. (NOTE: Paint may be applied indoors by a variety of methods including brushing, rolling, and spraying. The spray-application of paint may result in exposure to both VOCs and aerosols.) Latex paint was applied to all four walls of a closed 30-cubic-meter bedroom by a professional painter using a commercial electric airless sprayer. VOCs were collected on Tenax (trademark) and XAD (trademark) - 7 sorbents and analyzed by gas chromatography. Total suspended particles and particles with diameters < 10 micrometers (PM10) and < 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) were collected on filters and measured gravimerically. Particle concentrations and size distributions were measured with Aerosizer Particle Monitor.