Study on Determination Method of the Volatile Organic Compounds Emissions from Particleboards for Indoor Finishing
In order to comprehensive understand and control volatile organic compounds (VOCs) release from particleboards, this paper takes Larix gmelini particleboard as example and analyzes VOCs by three different methods. First of all, VOCs of Larix gmelini particles were detected by the static head space solid-phase micro-extraction (HS-SPME) technique. Secondly Larix gmelini particleboards were analyzed using the method of adsorbed by activated carbon, desorpted with methylene dichloride and measured by GC/MS. Finally, Tenax-T Thermal desorption -GC/MS was used to qualitative VOCs emissions. The best method for determination VOCs from particleboards was found. SPME is a simple operation method with short time. But the pretreatment of sample was troublesome and it is not easily measured for lower concentration particleboards. Active carbon absorption method is not suitable for quantitative because of much error in extraction. It is suitable for qualitative analysis. Tenax-T is a simple operation way with short analysis time and good shape of chromatographic. It is a convenient and practical method. Further study of VOCs emission of panels can be supported by this method.
Guangfan Li, Yong Huang and Chaohe Chen
S. J. Sun et al., "Study on Determination Method of the Volatile Organic Compounds Emissions from Particleboards for Indoor Finishing", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 250-253, pp. 935-938, 2011