STP1287: Comparing the Field and Laboratory Emission Cell (FLEC) with Traditional Emissions Testing Chambers

    Roache, NF
    Analytical chemist, senior scientist, and senior scientist, Acurex Environmental Corporation, Research Triangle Park, NC

    Guo, Z
    Analytical chemist, senior scientist, and senior scientist, Acurex Environmental Corporation, Research Triangle Park, NC

    Fortmann, R
    Analytical chemist, senior scientist, and senior scientist, Acurex Environmental Corporation, Research Triangle Park, NC

    Tichenor, BA
    Consultant, Macon, NC

    Pages: 14    Published: Jan 1996


    Abstract

    A series of tests was designed to evaluate the performance of the field and laboratory emission cell (FLEC) as applied to the testing of emissions from two indoor coating materials, floor wax and latex paint. These tests included validation of the repeatability of the test method, evaluation of the effect of different air velocities on source emissions, and a comparison of FLEC versus small chamber characterization of emissions. The FLEC exhibited good repeatability in characterization of emissions when applied to both sources under identical conditions. Tests with different air velocities showed significant effects on the emissions from latex paint, yet little effect on emissions from the floor wax. Comparisons of data from the FLEC and small chamber show good correlation for measurements involving floor wax, but less favorable results for emissions from latex paint. The procedures and findings are discussed; conclusions are limited and include emphasis on the need for additional study and development of a standard method.

    Keywords:

    field and laboratory emission cell, FLEC, chamber tests, air velocity, emission rate, floor wax, latex paint


    Paper ID: STP15614S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D22.01

    DOI: 10.1520/STP15614S


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