Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2010, 58, 31-40

https://doi.org/10.11118/actaun201058040031
Published online 2014-09-15

Influence of way of finishing furniture segments on amount emissions VOCs

Petr Čech

Ústav nábytku, designu a bydlení, Mendelova univerzita v Brně, Zemědělská 3, 613 00 Brno, Česká republika

The study deals with the influence of way of finishing furniture segments on amount emissions VOCs (volatile organic compounds).
The so-called Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) are among the largest pollution sources of both the internal and external environments.
VOC is defined as emission of any organic compound or a mixture thereof, with the exception of methane, whereby the compound exerts the pressure of 0.01 kPa or more at the temperature of 20 °C (293.15 K) and reaches the corresponding volatility under the specific conditions of its use and can undergo photochemical reactions with nitrogen oxides when exposed to solar radiation.
The effects of VOC upon environment can be described by equation: VOC + NOx + UV radiation + heat = tropospheric ozone (O3
In this work there were tested MDF (medium density fibreboard) coated by resin impregnated paper was used for the furniture components’ production. Next were tested compressed wood, which was used as a second material of furniture components. These both chosen materials was covered by resin impregnated paper and than sequentially finished by regular coat of finish.
An attention of this study is especially put on mentioned factors and on quantity of instant and long-term VOCs emissions emitted from furniture components.
The amount of emissions from furniture components, in different phases of the preparation including the resin impregnated paper coating finish, was monitored within the time intervals of 24 hours and 720 hours starting after the time of the finish preparation.
The MDF (medium density fibreboard) coated by resin impregnated paper was used for the furniture components´ production.
A compressed wood was used as a second material of furniture components. This alternative material was covered by resin impregnated paper and than sequentially finished by regular coat of finish.

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