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|Main Title||Modeling of Alkane Emissions from a Wood Stain.|
|Author||Chang, J. C. S. ; Guo, Z. ;|
|CORP Author||Acurex Environmental Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.|
|Report Number||EPA-68-DO-0141; EPA/600/A-94/010;|
|Additional Subjects||Residential buildings ; Stains ; Wood ; Indoor air pollution ; Air pollution control ; Colors(Materials) ; Alkanes ; Emissions ; Concentration(Composition) ; Organic compounds ; Ventilation ; Mathematical models ; Tests ; Evaporation ; Sinks|
The article discusses full-scale residential house tests to evaluate the effects of organic emissions from a wood finishing product--wood stain--on indoor air quality (IAQ). The test house concentrations of three alkane species, nonane, decane, and undecane, were measured as a function of time after the application of the wood stain. It was found that the test house concentrations can be simulated by an integrated IAQ model which takes into consideration source, sink, and ventilation effects. The alkane emissions were controlled by an evaporation-like process.