Emission characteristics of volatile organic compounds released from spray products

생활 스프레이 제품의 안전성 조사: 벤젠과 톨루엔 함량을 중심으로

  • 조효재 (세종대학교 환경에너지융합학과) ;
  • 김보원 (세종대학교 환경에너지융합학과) ;
  • 김용현 (세종대학교 환경에너지융합학과) ;
  • 이민희 (세종대학교 환경에너지융합학과) ;
  • 조상희 (세종대학교 환경에너지융합학과) ;
  • 김기현 (세종대학교 환경에너지융합학과) ;
  • 김준영 (반포고등학교) ;
  • 박준호 (반포고등학교) ;
  • 오수민 (반포고등학교) ;
  • 이승환 (반포고등학교) ;
  • 김동연 (반포고등학교)
  • Received : 2012.12.28
  • Accepted : 2013.06.21
  • Published : 2013.08.25


Many kinds of liquid spray products are used in livelihood activities these days. Spray products can be distinguished by the target to be sprayed (like into the air or on human skin (body)). Because human can be exposed to volatile organic compounds (VOC) emitted from spray products, some considerations on safety or hazard of spray products should be needed. In this study, emission characteristics of VOCs were investigated against 10 types of liquid spray products (6 skin spray and 4 air spray products). The concentrations of benzene and toluene were determined by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) equipped with a thermal desorber (TD). Their average concentrations from 6 skin spray products exhibited$ 5.64{\pm}1.95$ ($mean{\pm}S.D$) and $8.52{\pm}2.89$ ppb(w), respectively. In contrast, those of 4 air spray samples had $7.30{\pm}1.31$ and $7.19{\pm}1.78$ ppb(w), respectively. If liquid contents in spray samples are completely vaporized in one cubic meter (1 m3) after spraying for 10 seconds, their mean concentrations of skin spray products are $31.7{\pm}8.80$ (benzene) and $50.5{\pm}17.1{\mu}g/Sm^3$ (toluene). In contrast, those of air spray products are $24.0{\pm}4.30$ (benzene) and $23.6{\pm}5.83{\mu}g/Sm^3$ (toluene). The estimated concentration levels of benzene from two types of products (31.7 and $24.0{\mu}/Sm^3$) exceeded the Korean atmospheric environmental guideline ($5{\mu}g/Sm^3$). The results of this study thus suggest that some measures should be made to reduce or suppress the contents of VOC in spray products.


Volatile organic compounds (VOC);benzene;toluene;spray product;GC/MS


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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