STP1287: Characterization of Linoleum: Identification of Oxidative Emission Processes

    Jensen, B
    Research scientist, senior scientist, and senior scientist, National Institute of Occupational Health, Copenhagen,

    Wolkoff, P
    Research scientist, senior scientist, and senior scientist, National Institute of Occupational Health, Copenhagen,

    Wilkins, CK
    Research scientist, senior scientist, and senior scientist, National Institute of Occupational Health, Copenhagen,

    Pages: 8    Published: Jan 1996


    Abstract

    The emission from two identical, new, undamaged linoleum samples was studied by use of The Field and Laboratory Emission Cell (FLEC), with sampling on Tenax TA, followed by thermal desorption and GC analysis. The emission profiles of the two samples were measured in parallel after 24 h, 3, 7, and 9 days using a flow of air and nitrogen, respectively. Thereafter, both samples were exposed to air and the emission measured after another 14 days. It was shown that the carboxylic acid/aldehyde ratio was increased by air. The data were investigated by multivariate analysis. It showed a clear distinction between the nitrogen and the air samples. This led to the conclusion that emission from linoleum is influenced by air oxidation processes.

    Keywords:

    emission testing, linoleum, material degradation, oxidation, VOC, multivariate analysis


    Paper ID: STP15618S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D22.03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP15618S


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