Kinetics for Desiccator, Jar and Alike Tests for Formaldehyde Release from Particleboard


  • Jaroslav Rybicky


Formaldehyde release, particleboard, test, kinetics


A kinetic equation linking test results with test parameters was derived for testing particleboard for formaldehyde release by means of a desiccator, jar, WKI, and similar tests based on undisturbed diffusion of formaldehyde from the board surface through the air into water. The equation was assessed by means of some experimental observations such as the independence of results on the number of test specimens and the asymptotic convergence of results obtained by different methods at increased temperature.


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