Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/10563
Title: Substrate effects on VOC emissions from an interior finishing varnish
Authors: Kwok, NH
Lee, SC 
Guo, H
Hung, WT
Keywords: Building materials
Environmental chamber
Modeling
Substrate
Varnish
Volatile Organic compound (VOC)
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: Building and environment, 2003, v. 38, no. 8, p. 1019-1026 How to cite?
Journal: Building and environment 
Abstract: The effects of four substrates-an aluminium board, a plasterboard, a gypsum board and a plywood board-on volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from an interior finishing varnish were investigated using a dynamic environmental chamber. Four major VOCs, including toluene, ethylbenzene, m,p-xylene and o-xylene, were identified in the varnish emissions. The average amount of VOCs emitted from the painted aluminium substrate was approximately 65% more than that from the painted plywood substrate during the 10 h test period. The results indicated that most VOC emissions from the painted aluminium substrate occurred in the early stage through an evaporation-like processes. However, the majority of the VOC from the plywood substrate was emitted in a later stage through a diffusion-like process. The present work confirmed that the type of substrates had a marked influence on the VOC emissions resulting from varnish.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/10563
ISSN: 0360-1323
EISSN: 1873-684X
DOI: 10.1016/S0360-1323(03)00066-0
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