Characteristic of TVOC and HCHO emission from the electric home appliances using stainless steel test chamber system

Jong Ryeul Sohn, Ho Chan Kwak, Sung Hyun Kim, Yong Gi Yang, Dong Young Lee

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Abstract

The use of synthetic materials that emitted various chemical substances had led to increase of indoor air pollutants such as VOCs, Aldehyde. And the causes of indoor air pollution in these days are not only by the constructional materials, but living supplies such as electric home appliances. The emission composition from them has been potentially associated with health risks for building habitants. These previous studies have implicated these electric home appliances as sources of indoor air pollutants. Especially VOCs and formaldehyde, these compounds have been shown to cause symptoms similar to those forming the Sick Building Syndrome(SBS) and MCS(Multiple Chemical Sensibility), a group of symptoms including sleepiness, irritability, inability to concentrate, and other hazards. So, in this study was to examined the emissions composition for different types of home appliances being used in Korea. The emission rates were evaluated by determining emission rates of the target compound from the selected products using an electro polished stainless steel test chamber electric home appliances by to be interested and studied constantly.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009 - Syracuse, NY, United States
Duration: 2009 Sep 132009 Sep 17

Other

Other9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySyracuse, NY
Period09/9/1309/9/17

Keywords

  • Electric home appliances
  • Electro polished stainless steel test chamber
  • Emission composition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

Cite this

Sohn, J. R., Kwak, H. C., Kim, S. H., Yang, Y. G., & Lee, D. Y. (2009). Characteristic of TVOC and HCHO emission from the electric home appliances using stainless steel test chamber system. Paper presented at 9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009, Syracuse, NY, United States.