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A series of experiments have been conducted in order to work out critical factors contributing to the complex phenomena concerning indoor pollution sources in buildings. A complete experimental work has been conducted in order to better understand the phenomena involved in the sorption process. An environmental approach (chamber experiment) as well as a materials oriented approach (specific area measurements, microbalance experiment) have been developed. The main factors involved in the process have been studied (temperature, humidity, adsorption time, concentration, polarity, volatility of the compounds, specific area, porosity of the materials).

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Authors: KIRCHNER S ET AL, Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment, Marne-la-Vallée (FR);KEPHALOPOULOS S ET AL, JRC Ispra (IT);BLUYSSEN P ET AL, TNO Building and Construction Research, Delft (NL);KJAER U, Danish Building Research Institute (SBI), Horsholm (DK);TIRKKONEN T, VTT-Chemical Technology (FI)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 4th International Conference on Characterization of Odours and VOCs, Montreal (CA), 20-22 October 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 41127 ORA
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