The emission rate of newly regulated chemical substances from building materials

Hyuntae Kim*, Shin Ichi Tanabe, Makoto Koganei

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The Japanese government mandated a mechanical ventilation system for the purposes of solving sick houses and setting the guidelines for indoor hazardous chemical substances. However, as the use of new chemical substances and alternative substances has increased, pollution in the rooms has been a major concern. Therefore, the present study measured the emission rate of new contamination chemicals from building materials through the micro-chamber. As a result, the emission of 2EHA from the adhesive was confirmed. In addition, TXIB, TEXANOL, DINP, DEHP, DBP and other chemical substances were emitted from the building materials such as carpet, PVC flooring, water paint, and insulation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number042046
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Oct 23
Event10th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings, IAQVEC 2019 - Bari, Italy
Duration: 2019 Sept 52019 Sept 7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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