Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291538
Title:
Volatile organic emissions from carpet adhesives
Author:
Browne, Gloria Joyce, 1951-
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
In this study volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted during carpet installations employing water-based adhesives were characterized. The potential impacts of 4 adhesives on indoor air quality were evaluated. Headspace sampling and analysis by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry were used to qualitate VOC emissions. Adhesives and carpet/adhesive composite samples were prepared for quantitative analysis of VOC emissions by gas chromatography with flame ionization detection. Volatiles were concentrated using a monitoring device and collected on charcoal adsorption tubes. Sampling intervals ranged from 30 minutes to 21 days. The adhesives emitted primarily aromatic, alicyclic and aliphatic compounds as toluene, m-xylene, 1,2-dimethylcyclohexane, alpha-pinene, 2-methylheptane, octane, nonane, decane and undecane. Emission profiles depended on performance characteristics and manufacturer. A carpet boundary layer slowed VOC decay by acting as a sink. Potential overexposure within 24 hours to specific and total VOCs was indicated for one of the adhesives. This study suggests that water-based carpet adhesives are a potential source of indoor air pollutants.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Environmental Sciences.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Pharmacology and Toxicology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Van Ert, Mark D.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleVolatile organic emissions from carpet adhesivesen_US
dc.creatorBrowne, Gloria Joyce, 1951-en_US
dc.contributor.authorBrowne, Gloria Joyce, 1951-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this study volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted during carpet installations employing water-based adhesives were characterized. The potential impacts of 4 adhesives on indoor air quality were evaluated. Headspace sampling and analysis by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry were used to qualitate VOC emissions. Adhesives and carpet/adhesive composite samples were prepared for quantitative analysis of VOC emissions by gas chromatography with flame ionization detection. Volatiles were concentrated using a monitoring device and collected on charcoal adsorption tubes. Sampling intervals ranged from 30 minutes to 21 days. The adhesives emitted primarily aromatic, alicyclic and aliphatic compounds as toluene, m-xylene, 1,2-dimethylcyclohexane, alpha-pinene, 2-methylheptane, octane, nonane, decane and undecane. Emission profiles depended on performance characteristics and manufacturer. A carpet boundary layer slowed VOC decay by acting as a sink. Potential overexposure within 24 hours to specific and total VOCs was indicated for one of the adhesives. This study suggests that water-based carpet adhesives are a potential source of indoor air pollutants.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePharmacology and Toxicologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorVan Ert, Mark D.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1348476en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b2758009xen_US
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