In order to determine volatile organic compounds (VOC) released from the building and furnishing materials gas chromatography with air samples enrichment on Tenax TA and thermal desorption was used. The results obtained were compared with the results of air samples enrichment on active carbon with carbon disulfide extraction. To the thermal desorption the home made device, a similar to device developed at Research Triangle Institute (USA), was used. The both methods of the air samples enrichment with thermal desorption or carbon disulfide extraction showed that the emission of the volatile organic compounds from the PVC floor covering is very low within the range from 0.01 to 0.03 mg/m2.h. Thermal desorption technique allows to detect a larger number of compounds in trace levels
Thermal desorption-gas chromatography for the determination of emission of volatile organic compounds from furnishing materials
Igielska, B., Wiglusz, R., & Jarnuszkiewicz, I. (1995). Thermal desorption-gas chromatography for the determination of emission of volatile organic compounds from furnishing materials. Bulletin of the Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine in Gdynia, 46(1-4), 43-51.