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Main Title Bake-out of a portion of a new high-rise office building
Author Lindstrom, A. B. ; Taft, R. M. ; Michael, L. C. ; Oberg, M. C.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Lindstrom, Andrew B.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab. ;Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC. Dreyfus Lab. ;Certified Health Services, Richmond, CA.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency},
Year Published 1991
Report Number PB91-196048 ; EPA/600/D-91/104
Stock Number PB91-196048
OCLC Number 53313317
Subjects Indoor air pollution--United States ; Office buildings--Environmental aspects ; Volatile organic compounds--Measurement
Additional Subjects Office buildings ; Indoor air pollution ; US EPA ; California ; Construction materials ; Volatile organic compounds ; Concentration(Composition) ; Aldehydes ; Bake-out ; San Francisco(California) ; EPA region 10
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ESAD  EPA 600-D-91-104 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 10/31/2003
NTIS  PB91-196048 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation {16} p. ; 28 cm.
A partial building bake-out was performed in U.S. EPA's new Region IX Headquarters' Building in San Francisco, California in July, 1990. The intent of the bake-out was to reduce indoor air contaminant concentrations associated with residual volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found in a variety of common building materials and finishing agents. Four nearly identical floors from the 21 story office building were heated above 30 C for 34, 38, 54, and 86 hours to determine the effect of bake-out duration on post-bake pollutant concentrations. VOC and aldehyde sampling was conducted before, during, and after the bake-out. The results indicate that total volatile organic compound (TVOC) source strengths were reduced during the bake-out by 45-76%. Similar reductions in targeted VOC source strengths were also observed from the pre-to post-bake monitoring periods. While the most abundant aldehyde species concentrations increased approximately 65% during the mid-bake monitoring period, post-bake aldehyde concentrations remained similar to pre-bake levels.
"91-62.3" Presented at the annual meeting of the Air and Waste Management Association (84th), Vancouver, B.C. (Canada), June 16-21, 1991. Prepared in cooperation with Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC. Dreyfus Lab., and Certified Health Services, Richmond, CA.