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Main Title Application of pollution prevention technologies techniques to reduce indoor air emissions from engineered wood products : final report /
Author Brockmann, Cybele M. ; Sheldon, L. S. ; Whitaker, D. A. ; Baskir, J. N.
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Sheldon, Linda S.
Whitaker, Don A.
Baskir, Jesse N.
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., 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, National Risk Management Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1998
Report Number EPA-600/R-98-146; EPA-R-822002
Stock Number PB99-118309
Subjects Wood--North Carolina
Additional Subjects Indoor air pollution ; Emissions ; Furniture ; Composite materials ; Wood products ; Paperboards ; Melamines ; Acrylates ; Polyurethane resins ; Sealers ; Surface coating ; Particle boards ; Formaldehyde ; Material substitution ; Air pollution abatement ; Stationary sources ; Volatile organic compounds
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NTIS  PB99-118309 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 212 pages ; 28 cm
The report gives results of an investigation of pollution prevention options to reduce indoor emissions from a type of finished engineered wood. Emissions were screened from four types of finished engineered wood: oak-veneered particleboard coated and cured with a heat-curable, acid-catalyzed alkyd-urea sealer and topcoat (PBVST); oak-veneered handboard coated and cured with a stain, and a heat-curable, acid-catalyzed alkyd-urea sealer and topcoat (HBVSST); particleboard overlaid with vinyl (PBVY); and particleboard overlaid with melamine (PMB). Within the scope of the emissions and performance tests of the study, three types of coatings were found to have significantly lower emission factors of summed volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and formaldehyde relative to those for the heat-curable, acid-catalyzed alkyd-urea coatings; a two-component waterborne polyurethane, and ultraviolet (UV)-curable acrylate, and a UV-and-heat-curable multi-functional acrylate-free emulsion. Three types of engineered fiber panels were identified as having signficantly lower emission factors of summed VOCs and formaldehyde relative to those for particle-board: medium-density fiberborad made with methylene diisocynate (MDI), a wheat-board panel made with MDI resin, and a panel made from recycled corrugated cardboard.
"PB99-118309." "EPA cooperative agreement no. 822002." "EPA-600/R-98/146." Cover title. "November 1998." Includes bibliographical references. Kelly W. Leovic and Elizabeth M. Howard, EPA project officers. Microfiche.