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Main Title Design and Characterization of a Small Chamber for Chemical and Biological Evaluation of Sources of Indoor Air Contamination.
CORP Author Acurex Environmental Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher 1995
Year Published 1995
Report Number EPA-68-DO-0141; EPA/600/A-95/092;
Stock Number PB95-232831
Additional Subjects Indoor air pollution ; Air pollution sampling ; Emissions ; Irritants ; Reprints ; Air pollution sources ; Building materials ; Laboratory tests ; Test methods ; Test chambers ; Emission factors ; Physical properties ; Chemical properties ; Procedures ; Performance evaluation ; Design analysis ; Bioassay ; Volatile organic compounds
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NTIS  PB95-232831 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 22p
The paper discusses exposure generation considerations prior to implementation of sensory irritation bioassays for product emissions. Small chambers are used to generate source emissions from products for chemical and biological evaluation. Design of the source emissions chamber and test protocols affect results of the chemical and biological characterization. We designed, constructed, and determined performance characteristics for a 34-L source emissions chamber, which mates directly to a 2.3-L mouse exposure chamber and found the glass chamber to be without significant air leaks and background emissions. Reversible adsorption of decane and p-dichlorobenzene was noted. It was necessary to add a fan inside the chamber.