Furan Testing - Part 2
Interpreting the results of furanic compounds can tell us whether the paper has broken down and, maybe even more importantly, whether it still is breaking down. SDMyers tests for five different furanic compounds. Increases in the concentrations of these compounds indicate that the paper is breaking down. Further, the particular furanic compounds present provide some useful information on what conditions caused the paper to break down, and may even indicate whether those conditions are still present.