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Methods for measuring VOC emission from interior paints

Authors
  • Yu, CWF1
  • Crump, DR1
  • 1 Building Research Establishment Ltd, Centre for Safety, Health and Environment, Environment Division, Bucknalls Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD2 7JR, United Kingdom , Watford
Type
Published Article
Journal
Surface Coatings International
Publisher
Springer US
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2000
Volume
83
Issue
11
Pages
548–556
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/BF02692699
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
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Abstract

Chamber tests were undertaken to rank twelve paints comprising alkyd gloss, non-drip, high solids undercoat and several emulsion and other water-based materials, on the basis of their total VOC emission rates and the chemical composition of the VOC mixture. Paint film thickness, airflow rate and the type of substrate were found to affect the measurement of the emission rate. A satisfactory comparison of the Texanol (2,2,4-frimethyl-1,3-pentanediol mono-isobutyrate) rate of emission and that of the total VOC was obtained when the paints were applied by a bar applicator and the use of different types of chamber.

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