publication . Article . 2017

Mass transfer of an organophosphate flame retardant between product source and dust in direct contact

Ioannis Liagkouridis; Borislav Lazarov; Georgios Giovanoulis; Ian T. Cousins;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2017 Journal: Emerging Contaminants (issn: 2405-6650, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: KeAi
Abstract Organophosphate flame retardants (OPFRs) are a group of semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) and among the most abundant contaminants indoors. Their indoor presence has been associated with potential health risks however there is limited understanding as to how they are released from indoor sources. This study uses an emission micro-chamber to explore one of the currently understudied chemical migration pathways; direct transfer between a source material and settled dust in contact with the source. A tris(2-chloroisopropyl) phosphate (TCIPP)-treated insulation board is used as the source material. Rapid and substantial transfer was observed after onl...
Medical Subject Headings: complex mixtures
free text keywords: OPFRs, Source-to-dust transfer, Indoor dust, TCIPP, Micro-chamber, Air-dust equilibrium, Environmental pollution, TD172-193.5, Mass transfer, Environmental chemistry, Contamination, Source material, Chemistry, Product source, Fire retardant
Funded by
Indoor Contamination with Flame Retardant Chemicals: Causes and Impacts
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 264600
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP3 | PEOPLE
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 316665
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP3 | PEOPLE
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