An assessment of volatile organic compounds pollutant emissions from wood materials: A review


Various construction materials and interior equipment contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Their higher quantities in indoor air are linked to poor health consequences and are controversial regarding health risks, given that people spend so much time indoors. As a result, VOCs in indoor air cause concern regarding sick building syndrome (SBS). From a historical perspective, wood and wood-based panels have been frequently employed. Nonetheless, wood appears to be a product and a material of the future in today’s world. The emission of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from wood and wood products is essential when assessing the impact of different materials on the indoor environment. The emission rate is affected by both the wood species and the boundary circumstances (drying, storage, etc.). The issue of VOCs emitted from wood, and wood-based panels are addressed in this review paper. The most prevalent VOCs were listed. The advantages and limits of using VOCs for analytical determination from these composites are discussed.

Authors: Xihe Zhou, Zhisong Yan, Xiang Zhou, Chengming Wang, Hailiang Liu, Handong Zhou
; Full Source: Chemosphere 2022 Sep 15;136460. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2022.136460.