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Main Title Determination of Sorption Parameters for 36 VOC/Material Combinations.
Author R. L. CORSI ; N. Crain ; J. Fardal ; J. LITTLE ; Y. Xu
CORP Author Texas Univ. at Austin. Center for Energy Studies.; Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering.; Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Homeland Security Research Center.
Year Published 2007
Report Number EPA/600/R-07/035-R1
Stock Number PB2008-108846
Additional Subjects Sorption ; Volatile organic compounds ; Gases ; Pollution sources ; Buildings ; Humans ; Exposure ; Indoor air pollution ; Air quality ; Chemical spills ; Laboratories ; Chemical warfare agents ; Toxic substances ; Terrorists ; Environmental protection ; Mathematical models ; Evaluation
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2008-108846 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 70p
Sorptive interactions between gaseous pollutants and materials can be beneficial in terms of lowering pollutant concentrations and, thus, human exposure to those pollutants in buildings. However, the sorption process also leads to contamination of indoor materials and prolonged desorption of pollutants from materials. Scenarios for which sorptive interactions affect indoor air quality range from routine activities in buildings, e.g., use of cleaners or fragrances in homes to cigarette smoking in bars, to infrequent and extreme events, e.g., chemical spills in laboratories or terrorist releases of chemical warfare agents. A critical need in modeling indoor air quality during either routine or extreme events is the ability to model sorptive interactions between gaseous pollutants and indoor materials. However, the existing database is sparse with respect to model parameters for a wide range of chemicals and indoor materials. We address that need in this study through the use of seven chemicals with a wide range of physico-chemical properties and six different test materials that are commonly found in buildings. The purpose of this study is to provide data to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) for the evaluation of mathematical models that are best suited for analysis of the fate of chemical warfare agents (CWAs) and toxic industrial chemicals (TICs) that could be employed during acts of terror on buildings.