GC-FID and Olfactometry-Assisted Assessment of Odors from Polymeric Foams under Normal and Repeated-Use Conditions

Joint Authors

Capíková, Alena
Tesařová, Daniela
Hlavaty, Josef
Ekielski, Adam
Mishra, Pawan Kumar

Source

Advances in Polymer Technology

Issue

Vol. 2020, Issue 2020 (31 Dec. 2020), pp.1-9, 9 p.

Publisher

Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Publication Date

2020-11-09

Country of Publication

Egypt

No. of Pages

9

Main Subjects

Chemistry

Abstract EN

Polymeric foams are the primary components of upholstered furniture, and their emissions play a decisive role in the acceptability of the final furniture product.

This study is focused on passive emissions and odors from commercial foams under normal and repeated-use conditions.

Six different types of foams, viz., highly elastic foam K5040, standard PU foam N5063, bonded polyurethane foam R100, viscoelastic foam V5020, self-extinguishing foam KF5560, and foam rubber, were used.

The samples were collected at the intervals of 72 hours and 672 hours (28 days) to identify the odors due to chemical reactions in the material or slowly released due to its porous structure.

Additionally, repeated-use studies were done to understand the effect of prolonged usage/natural ageing on emitted odors from the foams.

The samples were tested as per ČSN EN 13 725 (2005) and ISO 16000-6 (2011) criteria using GC-FID (gas chromatography-flame ionization detector) and olfactometry.

The most unpleasant substance was found to be nonanal, with an average score of -4 (unpleasant).

A total of 23 compounds were identified (5 unidentified) using olfactometry; however, only 11 of them were confirmed by GC-FID-based testing.

Any new compound or increase in odor intensity was not observed in long-term measurements and simulated repeated-use conditions.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Capíková, Alena& Tesařová, Daniela& Hlavaty, Josef& Ekielski, Adam& Mishra, Pawan Kumar. 2020. GC-FID and Olfactometry-Assisted Assessment of Odors from Polymeric Foams under Normal and Repeated-Use Conditions. Advances in Polymer Technology،Vol. 2020, no. 2020, pp.1-9.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1130237

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Capíková, Alena…[et al.]. GC-FID and Olfactometry-Assisted Assessment of Odors from Polymeric Foams under Normal and Repeated-Use Conditions. Advances in Polymer Technology No. 2020 (2020), pp.1-9.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1130237

American Medical Association (AMA)

Capíková, Alena& Tesařová, Daniela& Hlavaty, Josef& Ekielski, Adam& Mishra, Pawan Kumar. GC-FID and Olfactometry-Assisted Assessment of Odors from Polymeric Foams under Normal and Repeated-Use Conditions. Advances in Polymer Technology. 2020. Vol. 2020, no. 2020, pp.1-9.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1130237

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references

Record ID

BIM-1130237