Using low emissive materials in building is an effective way to reduce indoor concentrations of pollutants such as VOCs. Material emissions are assessed by the ISO 16000-9 standard. This procedure is time-consuming and is not suitable for on-site measurements. This work aimed in assessing an alternative method, DOSEC®-SPME, for simple measurements. To validate it, emissions of 30 materials were characterized by both ISO 16000-9 and DOSEC®-SPME. A first correlation was found between the two methods for formaldehyde emissions of raw materials. This encouraging result allows considering the development of new decision making tools for the selection of healthy building materials.
Gross, A., Mocho, P., Plaisance, H., Cantau, C., Kinadjian, N., Yrieix, C., & Desauziers, V. (2017). Assessment of VOCs material/air exchanges of building products using the DOSEC®-SPME method. In Energy Procedia (Vol. 122, pp. 367–372). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.318