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Poster Abstract

Determing Formaldehde Emissions from Wood

Yufan Zeng
Ph. D. candidate, School of Forest Resources
The Pennsylvania State University

This poster describes a method for quantifying formaldehyde emissions from wood samples. Five types wood were tested, including wet red oak, wet sugar maple, dry red oak, dry white oak and dry sugar maple. The test method is based on the Japanese Industrial Standard A 1460-2001. Results showed that the concentration of emitted formaldehyde is greater for oak than maple. Also, dry specimens emit more formaldehyde than wet specimens.