Possible Effects of Sorption and Diffusion of VOCS by Indoor Materials on Indoor Air Quality
Sorption and Diffusion of volatile organic compounds in and by indoor materials have been studied by small-scale chamber experiments. VOC-uptake by building materials can be high, and diffusion can take place in any materials. Possible practical implications of the experimental results are pointed out by performing simple steady-state calculations within a model room. It may be concluded that at low ventilation rates and for open wall materials diffusion can contribute to a decrease of the concentration of the VOC. The masonry of a room may significantly alter the time required to remove a compound from the system.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Indoor Air 1999, Edinburgh (GB), 8-13th August 1999
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Record Number: 199910821 / Last updated on: 1999-06-07
Original language: en
Available languages: en