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Evaluation of Badge-Type Diffusive Sampler Performance for Measuring Indoor Formaldehyde
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  • Journal title : Environmental Engineering Research
  • Volume 18, Issue 3,  2013, pp.123-128
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Environmental Engineering
  • DOI : 10.4491/eer.2013.18.3.123
 Title & Authors
Evaluation of Badge-Type Diffusive Sampler Performance for Measuring Indoor Formaldehyde
Yim, Bongbeen; Lee, Kyusung; Kim, Jooin; Hong, Hyunsu; Kim, Suntae;
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 Abstract
The purposes of this study were to determine the efficiency of using a badge-type diffusive sampler to measure formaldehyde concentrations indoors, and to evaluate the uncertainty associated with the use of data from a diffusive sampler. A diffusive sampler using 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine (DNPH) reagent was found to be a suitable tool for measuring the formaldehyde concentration in an indoor environment. The agreement between results of the diffusive sampler and DNPH cartridge were good, showing a correlation coefficient of 0.996. The sampling rate for the diffusive sampler was calculated to be 1.428 L , with a standard deviation of 0.084 L . It was found through analysis that the uncertainty associated with the sampling rate and the mass of the formaldehyde transported into the diffusive sampler by diffusion was the dominant contributor to the total.
 Keywords
Diffusive monitor;Formaldehyde;Indoor pollution;Passive sampler;Uncertainty;
 Language
English
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