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formaldehyde

A colorless liquid with a distinctive odor, classified as a volatile organic compound because it can be emitted as a gas from certain solids and liquids, even at room temperature. Almost every building component contains formaldehyde in some amount. It is used as a component in glues and adhesives, and in paints and other coatings. Some claim it is a cause of sick building syndrome.

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Lower operational targets in HCHO emissions result in higher costs of production, i.
Costs due to controlling the variability in HCHO emissions vary from $430,000 to $1,100,000 per year for any given wood composite producer.
2) HCHO is synthesized by the oxidation of methanol.
Wood Composite Process Operating Natural Panel Producer Mean from Target Tolerance Scenario Target (ppm) * of HCHO (ppm) (ppm) Low HCHO variance [+ or -] 0.
Additional exploration of indoor air pollutant concentrations and associated health effects, for example of HCHO and neurologic symptoms, is warranted.
Gaseous HCHO produced by the generator was introduced through the supply air duct.
Gaseous HCHO was delivered to the chamber at a constant concentration of 0.
The HCHO concentration at the inlet of the chamber was changed in three steps: 0.