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Eighteen laboratories from 10 European countries participated in a comparison organized in the frame of the VOCEM project. The scope of the project was to improve the procedure used to measure volatile organic compounds (VOC) emitted from building materials and products in small test chambers. The interlaboratory comparison included the gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) determination of 5 target compounds from carpet, 8 from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) cushion vinyl and 2 from paint. For the first time, chamber recovery (sinks), homogeneity of solid materials and possible contamination during transport were tested.

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Authors: DE BORTOLI M, JRC Ispra (IT);KEPHALOPOULOS S, JRC Ispra (IT);SCHAUENBURG H, JRC Ispra (IT);VISSERS H, JRC Ispra (IT);KIRCHNER S, Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment, Marne la Vallée (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Indoor Air International Journal of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (1998)
Record Number: 199811342 / Last updated on: 1998-11-10
Original language: en
Available languages: en