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Main Title Characterization of VOC emissions from an alkyd paint /
Author Fortmann, Roy, ; Roache, N. ; Guo, Z. ; Chang, J. C. S.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Roache, Nancy.
Guo, Zhishi.
Chang, John C. S.
CORP Author Acurex Environmental Corp., 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 1997
Report Number NRMRL-RTP-P-238; EPA/600/A-98/024; EPA-68-D4-0005
Stock Number PB98-140270
Additional Subjects Paints ; Emissions ; Alkyd resins ; Substrates ; Wallboard ; Pine wood ; Alkanes ; Aromatics ; Glass ; Primers(Coatings) ; Drying ; Air pollution sources ; Test chambers ; Volatile organic compounds
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB98-140270 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 14 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The paper describes the technical approach for volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions testing for an alkyd paint and results from the tests to evaluate substrate effects. The U.S. EPA is conducting research to characterize VOC emissions from paint and to develop source emissions models to be used for exposure assessment and risk management. The technical approach for this research involves both paint formulation analysis to identify and quantify VOC contents and dynamic small chamber emissions tests to characterize the emissions after application. The predominant constituents of the paint selected for testing are alkanes (C9-C12) and C8-C9 aromatics. Primer and paint have been applied to glass, wallboard, and pine board to assess substrate effects on emission characteristics. The VOCs in these solvent-based paints are emitted rapidly after application, with over 90% of the total VOCs emitted during the first 24 hours following application. The data do not indicate any substantial effect of the substrate on the VOC emissions. In addition to the alkanes and aromatics, aldehydes were detected in the emissions during paint drying.
"EPA/600/A-98/024." "PB98-140270." "Presented at Engineering Solutions to IAQ Problems, Research Triangle Park, NC, 7/21-23/97."" "John C.S. Chang, project officer." Microfiche.