Development of a rapid test method to measure VOC from wood-based products for early prediction of the long-term emission behavior and quality control during the production process
Rapid test methods for VOC emissions are required for quality control and material development . Standardized test methods first deliver test results after 28 days. Therefore this project will develop a rapid test method within this project.
Wood and wood-based products contain naturally occurring VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds), which emit during the life of a product. In consideration of further application of the product, data is required on the emission performance of wood and its processed products.
Currently, determination of VOC emissions is controlled by the standards prEN 16516, or rather, ISO 16000ff. The measurements proceed over 28 days in a test chamber delivering indications for long-term characteristics of VOC.
This measuring process takes too much time for production control and material development. Developing a suitable testing method for a rapid and reliable measurement of the emission behavior of VOC within few hours is consequently the aim of the project.
7.2016 - 8.2018