The impact of air velocity and other various cure parameters on the release of 4-phenylcyclohexene (4-PCH) from carpet backed with carboxylated SBR latex
KeywordsHealth Sciences, Pharmacology.
AdvisorVan Ert, Mark D.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis research evaluated the effect of air velocity and other cure parameters, such as temperature and oven air recirculation, on the release of 4-Phenylcyclohexene from carpet samples coated with a composite XSBR latex. This kind of carpet is similar to that used in industries. The effect of latex frothing process on the reduction of 4-PCH from SBR latex samples was also investigated. It has been found that both air velocity and oven temperature were important cure parameters in 4-PCH reduction. Air velocity was the dominating factor in the removal of 4-PCH from carpet back-coated with latex composite. At oven temperature of 225°F, the content of 4-PCH of carpet samples can be reduced by 80% when it was exposed on an air velocity of 200 fpm. While the 4-PCH content can only reduced by 15% if it is not exposed to flowing air. Frothing process also had significant influence on the release of 4-PCH from XSBR latex.