This section provides an overview for formaldehyde detectors as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 10 formaldehyde detector manufacturers and their company rankings.
Formaldehyde Detectors are devices that measure the concentration of formaldehyde in a room.
Formaldehyde is a compound with the chemical formula CH2O.
It has a boiling point of -19.5°C (roughly -3°F) and is a gas at room temperature. It is colorless but has a pungent odor.
Formaldehyde is considered one of the causative agents of sick building syndrome, and depending on its concentration in the air and the amount inhaled, it may pose a carcinogenic risk to the human body.
Therefore, the indoor concentration of formaldehyde is defined as 100 μ/m3 (0.08 ppm) or less by the "Guideline Values for Indoor Concentration of Chemical Substances in Indoor Air" of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.
Formaldehyde is used in many everyday products such as antiseptics, disinfectants, paints, adhesives, deodorizers, and surfactants.
In particular, adhesives synthesized from formaldehyde are excellent for bonding wood materials and are widely used in housing construction materials.
Therefore, regulations exist for newly built houses as well as certain other buildings.
Formaldehyde Detectors automatically inhale indoor gases and measure the concentration of formaldehyde using either the constant potential electrolysis method or the photoelectric photometry method.
These Formaldehyde Detectors are simple devices. They are used as a guide only, as they can be affected by interfering gases such as acetaldehyde and alcohols, in addition to formaldehyde, and may detect higher values than actual values.
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