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Main Title Effect of Ventilation on Emission Rates of Wood Finishing Materials.
Author Tichenor, B. A. ; Guo, Z. ;
CORP Author Acurex Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA-68-02-4701; EPA/600/D-88/104;
Stock Number PB88-213061
Additional Subjects Ventilation ; Finishes ; Wood ; Emission ; Stains ; Polyurethane resins ; Waxes ; Organic coatings ; Organic compounds ; Test chambers ; Air pollution detection ; Emission factors ; Stationary sources
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-213061 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 14p
The paper gives results from EPA studies on the effect of ventilation (air changes per hour) and material loading on the emission rate for selected organics and total measured organics from three wood finishing materials (stain, polyurethane, and wax). The data are analyzed to show the effect of ventilation on the emission characteristics of each material. The rate of emission of organic compounds from building materials varies according to type of material, material loading (area of material/volume of room), compound emitted, temperature, humidity, and ventilation rate. For some compounds and materials (e.g., formaldehyde from particleboard), the relationship between emission rate and these variables is well established. For most materials and compounds, however, such relationships are unavailable. Research, using small test chambers, is being conducted by EPA to develop data on emission rates from a variety of building materials.