Removal of PCB from indoor air and surface materials by introduction of additional sorbing materials

Lars Bo Gunnarsen, Nadja Lyng, Barbara Kolarik, Helle Vibeke Andersen

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Alleviation of indoor PCB contamination is extremely expensive because PCB from old primary sources has redistributed to most other surfaces over time. This study investigates the introduction of new removable sorbing materials as a method instantly lowering the concentration of PCB in indoor air and slowly decontaminating old surface materials. In three bedrooms of a contaminated apartment respectively new painted gypsum boards, sheets of flexible polyurethane foam and activated carbon fabric were introduced. The PCB concentrations in room air were monitored before the intervention and several times during the following 10 months. The PCB concentrations in the old surface materials as well as the new materials were also measured. An immediate reduction of PCB concentration in indoor air, a gradual increase of PCB in new material and as well a gradual reduction in old surface materials were demonstrated.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelHealthy Buildings Europe 2017
Antal sider6
Publikationsdato2 jul. 2017
Artikelnummer0272
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-83-7947-232-1
StatusUdgivet - 2 jul. 2017
BegivenhedHealthy Buildings 2017 - Lublin, Polen
Varighed: 2 jul. 20175 jul. 2017
http://www.hb2017-europe.org

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KonferenceHealthy Buildings 2017
LandPolen
ByLublin
Periode02/07/201705/07/2017
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Removal of PCB from indoor air and surface materials by introduction of additional sorbing materials. / Gunnarsen, Lars Bo; Lyng, Nadja; Kolarik, Barbara; Andersen, Helle Vibeke.

Healthy Buildings Europe 2017. 2017. 0272.

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport/konference proceedingKonferenceartikel i proceedingForskningpeer review

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