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An inter-laboratory comparison study of the ANSI/BIFMA standard test method M7.1 for furniture
Zhang, J., M. A. MASON, A. Hodgson, B. Guo, KEN KREBS, A. Barry, AND B. Peters. An inter-laboratory comparison study of the ANSI/BIFMA standard test method M7.1 for furniture. In Proceedings, 2009 Healthy Buildings International Conference, Syracuse, NY, September 13 - 17, 2009. International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ), Santa Cruz, CA, ,, (2009).
Five laboratories using five different test chambers participated in the study to quantify within- and between-laboratory variability in the measurement of emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from new commercial furniture test items following ANSI/BIFMA M7.1. Test items were wood framed chairs produced as a single lot. Within- and between-lab relative standard deviations were determined for the sampling and analysis procedure, measured emission factors at days 3 and 7, and predicted emission factors at day 14 by power-law model. Results obtained were comparable to the lower bound of uncertainty ranges in previous round-robin studies of VOC emissions for individual dry materials. The study also identified areas for improvement of the test method.
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Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY
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