Evaluation of air cleaning technologies existing in the Danish market: Experiments in a duct and in a test room

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Abstract

Five portable air cleaning technologies including one new technology were evaluated to find their effectiveness in removing ultrafine particles. Measurements were carried out both in a duct and in a test room. The results showed that the technologies that use/create ozone to clean air can increase the ozone level significantly in the room. Moreover, they can cause generation of ultrafine particles and consequently increase ultrafine particle concentration in the room. The study suggests using a mechanical filter with low pressure drop as a recommended air cleaning technology in order to remove ultrafine particles efficiently from the indoor environment.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIndoor and Built Environment
Volume23
Issue number8
Pages (from-to)1177-1186
Number of pages10
ISSN1420-326X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Portable air cleaner; Air cleaning; Ozone reactions; Ultrafine particle; Effectiveness; Ionization

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In: Indoor and Built Environment, Vol. 23, No. 8, 2014, p. 1177-1186.

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