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An experimental parametric study of VOC from flooring systems exposed to alkaline solutions

Sjöberg, Anders LU and Ramnas, O (2007) In Indoor Air 17(6). p.450-457
Abstract
This study outlined the influence of a number of parameters affecting the emission rate from one of the largest sources of VOC in the building stock in the Nordic countries. This source is flooring systems of polyvinyl chloride or linoleum attached to a substrate of moisture damaged or insufficiently dried concrete. The secondary emission rate of degradation products was measured, with the Field and Laboratory Emission Cell, on different flooring systems consisting of three different floorings and three adhesives, exposed to three different aqueous solutions in the range of 11-13.1 pH. The conclusion drawn in this study is that the great majority of the secondary emission originates from the floor adhesive. The occurrence of adhesive and... (More)
This study outlined the influence of a number of parameters affecting the emission rate from one of the largest sources of VOC in the building stock in the Nordic countries. This source is flooring systems of polyvinyl chloride or linoleum attached to a substrate of moisture damaged or insufficiently dried concrete. The secondary emission rate of degradation products was measured, with the Field and Laboratory Emission Cell, on different flooring systems consisting of three different floorings and three adhesives, exposed to three different aqueous solutions in the range of 11-13.1 pH. The conclusion drawn in this study is that the great majority of the secondary emission originates from the floor adhesive. The occurrence of adhesive and the amount of adhesive used have a significant influence on the emission rate. A critical pH value for degradation of the adhesive seems to lie somewhere between 11 and 13 pH. (Less)
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chloride floorings, polyvinyl, secondary emission, experimental study, flooring system, linoleum floorings
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Indoor Air
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17
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6
pages
450 - 457
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Wiley-Blackwell
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  • wos:000251250900004
  • scopus:36749017963
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0905-6947
DOI
10.1111/j.1600-0668.2007.00492.x
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English
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  author       = {Sjöberg, Anders and Ramnas, O},
  issn         = {0905-6947},
  keyword      = {chloride floorings,polyvinyl,secondary emission,experimental study,flooring system,linoleum floorings},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {450--457},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Indoor Air},
  title        = {An experimental parametric study of VOC from flooring systems exposed to alkaline solutions},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0668.2007.00492.x},
  volume       = {17},
  year         = {2007},
}