Title: Screening and Household Products for the Emission of Volatile Organic Compounds
Authors: KNOEPPEL HelmutSCHAUENBURG Herbert
Citation: Environment International vol. 15 p. 413-418
Publication Year: 1989
JRC Publication N°: JRC5515
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC5515
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: TEN HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN SCREENED FOR THE EMISSION OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS. USING TENAX SAMPLING AND ANALYSIS BY COMBINED GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY-MASS SPECTROMETRY (GC-MS) MORE THAN 80 SINGLE COMPOUNDS OR GROUPS OF ISOMERS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AND SEMI-QUANTITATIVE DATA ON THE INITIAL EMISSION RATE (EMISSION RATE IMMEDIATELY AFTER APPLICATION) HAVE BEEN OBTAINED. PRODUCTS FALL INTO TWO GROUPS: THOSE CONTAINING WATER AS A MAIN (80-90%) CONSTITUENT AND THOSE WITHOUT WATER. THE INITIAL EMISSION RATE OF THE FIRST GROUPED RANGED FROM 0.2 TO 2 UG CM-2MIN-1 WHEREAS THE SECOND GROUP HAD HIGHER EMISSION RATES UP TO 430 UG CM-2MIN-1. PRODUCTS OF THE SECOND GROUP EMIT ESSENTIALLY HYDROCARBONS (ALKANES, ALKENES AND TERPENES) WHEREAS MOST PRODUCTS OF THE FIRST GROUP EMIT OXYGENATED COMPOUNDS AMONG WHICH TERPENE ALCOHOLS AND THEIR ACETATES, ALIPHATIC ALCOHOLS AND ESTERS AND ALKOXY-ALCOHOLS.
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