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The Influence of Chamber Size on Chemical Emissions from Closed Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam

Published

Author(s)

Dustin Poppendieck, Mengyan Gong

Abstract

Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation is widely used to improve building energy efficiency. Recent efforts have been made within the ASTM D22.05 subcommittee to develop a standard method to characterize vapor phase emissions from SPF using micro-chamber systems. This study aims to examine whether chemical emission rates from SPF using two different size micro-chamber systems are comparable. Chemical concentrations in the chamber exhaust air were measured six times over one week. The results indicated that emission rates of 1,4 dioxane from closed cell SPF in two different size micro-chamber systems were statistically different, while the emission rates of 1,2 dichloropropane were not statistically different, under the conditions of the proposed method.
Proceedings Title
14th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate Conference
Conference Dates
July 3-8, 2016
Conference Location
Ghent, BE

Keywords

Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF), Indoor air quality, Micro-chambers, Emission rate

Citation

Poppendieck, D. and Gong, M. (2016), The Influence of Chamber Size on Chemical Emissions from Closed Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam, 14th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate Conference, Ghent, BE, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=920425 (Accessed April 16, 2024)
Created October 16, 2016, Updated April 6, 2022