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VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS ( VOCS ) EMISSIONS FROM SOURCES IN A PARTITIONED OFFICE ENVIRONMENT AND THEIR IMPACT ON IAQ

@inproceedings{Berrios2005VOLATILEOC,
  title={VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS ( VOCS ) EMISSIONS FROM SOURCES IN A PARTITIONED OFFICE ENVIRONMENT AND THEIR IMPACT ON IAQ},
  author={IT Berrios and JS Zhang and Bing Guo and J.W. Smith and Z. M. Zhang},
  year={2005}
}
Mid and full-scale stainless steel chambers were used to characterize emission sources in a partitioned office environment, including personal computers, printers, copiers, office workstation components (desk, cabinet, partition panels), chairs and carpet. Major compounds emitted from these sources include: 1,3-dichlorobenzene, ethylbenzene, m-xylene, p-xylene, pentadecane, phenol, styrene and toluene. Results show the emission rates for computers were 10 to 120 times higher when they were on… Expand

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