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Evaluation of a Formaldehyde Emissions Reference Material



Dustin Poppendieck, Mengyan Gong


The development and use of low-volatile organic compounds (VOCs) building materials and products is a key strategy to reduce ventilation and energy use in buildings while preserving the health and sustainability of the indoor environment. Labelling and certification of low emitting products requires accurate and repeatable measurement of VOC emission rates that are comparable between laboratories. Several recent inter-laboratory studies of material emissions resulted laboratory emission rates with relative standard deviations (RSD) on the order of 15 % to 20 % (Yrieix et al., 2010, Risholm-Sundman et. al 2012). The goal of this effort is to produce a prototype formaldehyde reference material with small levels of uncertainty (< 10 % RSD) that can be used in emission chamber system evaluation and assist in identifying sources of measurement error.
Proceedings Title
Healthy Buildings 2017 Asia
Conference Dates
September 2-5, 2017
Conference Location
Tainan, TW


Formaldehyde, Emission Testing


Poppendieck, D. and Gong, M. (2017), Evaluation of a Formaldehyde Emissions Reference Material, Healthy Buildings 2017 Asia, Tainan, TW (Accessed April 19, 2024)
Created September 5, 2017, Updated March 8, 2024