Measurement and Simulation of the Indoor Air Quality Impact of Gaseous Air Cleaners in a Test House.
Measurement and Simulation of the Indoor Air Quality
Impact of Gaseous Air Cleaners in a Test House.
Howard-Reed, C.; Nabinger, S. J.; Emmerich, S. J.
Indoor Air 2002, 9th International Conference on Indoor
Air Quality and Climate. Proceedings. Volume 2. June
30-July 5, 2002, Monterey, CA, 652-657 pp, 2002.
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air cleaners; indoor air; volatile organic compounds;
VOC transport; field study; model validation
Residential and commercial gaseous air cleaning
technologies have not gained wide acceptance in the
marketplace, in part due to the lack of performance data
from field tests or simulation studies. This paper
describes a field study of the performance of two
gaseous air cleaners in a single room test house and
simulations based on these tests with an indoor air
quality model (CONTAMW). Air cleaner effective cleaning
rates (ECR) were experimentally measured for toluene and
ranged from 93 m3/h to 202 m3/h compared to the average
toluene loss rates of 18 m3/h due to infiltration and
7.7 m3/h due to sorption on surfaces in the house. As a
result, the effectiveness of the air cleaners for
toluene in these tests ranged from 82% to 94% for
different experimental conditions. CONTAMW proved to be
an effective tool for predicting the impact of air
cleaner performance in the single zone environment.