Implementation of VOC Source Reduction Practices in a Manufactured House and in School Classrooms

TitleImplementation of VOC Source Reduction Practices in a Manufactured House and in School Classrooms
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsAlfred T Hodgson, Michael G Apte, Derek G Shendell, David Beal, Janet ER McIlvaine
Conference NameIndoor Air 2002, June 30 - July 5, 2002
Conference LocationMonterey, California
Keywordsformaldehyde, Manufactured houses, School classrooms, Source reduction, vocs
Abstract

Detailed studies of a new manufactured house and four new industrialized relocatable school classrooms were conducted to determine the emission sources of formaldehyde and other VOCs and to identify and implement source reduction practices. Procedures were developed to generate VOC emission factors that allowed reasonably accurate predictions of indoor air VOC concentrations. Based on the identified sources of formaldehyde and other aldehydes, practices were developed to reduce the concentrations of these compounds in new house construction. An alternate ceiling panel reduced formaldehyde concentrations in the classrooms. Overall, the classrooms had relatively low VOC concentrations.

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LBNL-49536