ID = 50 
Title = Second interlaboratory comparison on VOCs emitted by paint in small test chambers 
Abstract = The production of less polluting materials to be used in indoor spaces, in order to comply with the hygiene and health requirements of the Construction Product Directive (89/106/EEC), requires that sufficiently validated test methods be available to measure pollutant emission from materials. A Guideline concerning the measurement of VOCs has been issued by the European Collaborative Action "Indoor Air Quality and Its Impact on Man" ' and submitted to validation by a 1´st Interlaboratory comparison in 1991-92. As a result of this experiment, the agreement was satisfactory for a solid material (PVC tile), whereas very large discrepancies occurred for a "wet" material (water borne floor wax). This paper reports on a 2'nd comparison, which focused on a paint and introduced further control of experimental parameters (air speed in the test chamber, thickness of the paint specimen) and more appropriate mathematical modelling. The Environment Institute of the European Commission acted as co-ordinator of the experiment. 
Location = Healthy Buildings 95 page 863-868 
Reference type = Proceeding (Conference) 
Author = De Bortoli,M. Kefalopoulos,S. Knöppel, H. 
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