Standard Practice for Full-Scale Chamber Determination of Volatile Organic Emissions from Indoor Materials/Products
|Publication Date:||1 April 2013|
|ICS Code (Ambient atmospheres):||13.040.20|
This practice is intended for determining volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from materials and products (building materials, material systems, furniture, consumer products, etc.) and equipment (printers, photocopiers, air cleaners, etc.) under environmental and product usage conditions that are typical of those found in office and residential buildings.
This practice is for identifying VOCs emitted and determining their emission rates over a period of time.
This practice describes the design, construction, performance evaluation, and use of full-scale chambers for VOC emission testing.
While this practice is limited to the measurement of VOC emissions, many of the general principles and procedures (such as methods for evaluating the general performance of the chamber system) may also be useful for the determination of other chemical emissions (for example, ozone, nitrogen dioxide). Determination of aerosol and particle emissions is beyond the scope of this document.
Values stated in the International System of Units (SI) are to be regarded as the standard.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.