Technical Bulletin No. 0771: Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from Wood Products Manufacturing Facilities, Part IV – Particleboard

An impinger/canister method and EPA Method 25A were used to test vent gas samples from four particleboard mills for speciated and total volatile organic compounds. Additionally, several methods were used to analyze for volatile and semi-volatile compounds in process liquid samples collected at three of the particleboard mills. The tested process units were: one set of combined refiners/ hammermills, one set of combined flakers, eight rotary dryers, four batch presses, two board coolers, and one sander.