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Abstract

A new volatile organic compound (VOC) vapour generation system has been developed and tested for its applicability in indoor air research, based on a droplet ejector working on the principle of a piezoceramic ink-jet printer. Different solutions, consisting of complex mixtures of compounds, were used for performance testing. The compounds covered a wide boiling-point-range and included lipophilic/hydrophilic substances. The system shows high flexibility with regard to number and choice of compounds to be evaporated, their relative concentrations and the total emission rate, down to indoor relevant values. With good emission constancy and high precision the system is suitable for numerous applications.

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Authors: MENINGHAUS R, JRC Ispra (IT);SCHAUENBURG H, JRC Ispra (IT);KNOEPPEL H, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Environmental Science and Technology (1997)
Record Number: 199711607 / Last updated on: 1997-12-09
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en