The Comparison of VOC Characteristics Emitted from Wood-based Panels Using GC/FID and GC/MS

GC/FID와 GC/MS 분석법에 의한 목질제품에서의 VOC 방출특성 비교

  • Hwang, Yoon-Seo (Department of Environmental Engineering, Konkuk University) ;
  • Park, Hyun-Ju (Department of Advanced Technology Fusion, Konkuk University) ;
  • Son, Youn-Suk (Department of Advanced Technology Fusion, Konkuk University) ;
  • Kim, Jo-Chun (Department of Environmental Engineering, Konkuk University)
  • 황윤서 (건국대학교 환경공학과) ;
  • 박현주 (건국대학교 신기술융합학과) ;
  • 손윤석 (건국대학교 신기술융합학과) ;
  • 김조천 (건국대학교 환경공학과)
  • Received : 2011.05.18
  • Accepted : 2011.06.16
  • Published : 2011.08.31


In this study, the Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC) emitted from wood-based panels were compared by two analytical methods using the GC/FID and the GC/MS. Japanese Larch, Yellow Poplar, Particle Board (PB) and Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) were selected as target materials. Major compounds emitted from the panels were Toluene, ${\alpha}$-pinene, ${\beta}$-pinene and limonene. In case of TVOC using GC/FID method, MDF E2 (1,497 ${\mu}g/m^3$) revealed the highest concentration among all wood-based panels, while Japanese Larch (1,772 ${\mu}g/m^3$) showed the highest value with respect to GC/MS method. Furthermore, it was found that the amount of VOC emitted from panels was different depending upon analytical methods. This significant difference was attributed to analytical sensitivities of GC/FID and GC/MS for various VOC. Besides, it was found that the composition ratios of main VOC compounds were not significantly different.


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