||Personal computer monitors : a screening evaluation of volatile organic emissions from existing printed circuit board laminates and potential pollution /
Cornstubble, Dean R. ;
Whitaker, D. A.
||Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
|| National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
||EPA/600/R-98/034; RTI-92U-5783-003; EPA-R-822025-01
Printed circuit boards ;
Epoxy resins ;
Phenolic resins ;
Environmental chemical substitutes ;
Materials replacement ;
Air pollution abatement ;
Indoor air pollution ;
Personal computers ;
Display devices ;
Volatile organic compounds ;
Pollution prevention ;
Hazardous air pollutants
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||84 pages ; 28 cm
In this evaluation, printed circuit board laminates, without circuitry, commonly found in PC monitors were tested to determine if an alternative laminate would be less emitting than conventional laminates. Test results qualitatively showed that the alternative, a glass/lignin-containing epoxy resin laminate, emits fewer volatile compounds than paper/phenolic resin-based laminates. The data also suggest that, if these laminates were used as a replacement for paper/phenol circuit board laminates in PC monitors, reductions in emissions from PC monitors could be achieved in indoor environments where they are used.
"Kelly W. Leovic, project officer." "EPA Cooperative agreement no. CR-822025-01." "April 1998." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA/600/R-98/034." "PB98-137102." Microfiche.