VOC emissions from dusty air filters


Reports on measurements of emissions from dust collected from air filters in the city of Helsinki. The results indicated that most of the carbon content of the particles is bound in semi-volatile compounds and particulate organic material. Some odorous compounds, especially aldehydes, carboxylic acids, and aromatics, were emitted already at relatively low temperatures, and can be assumed to contribute to the odour released from dirty filters.

Primary Author(s): Hyttinen M, Pasanen P, et al.

Source: Indoor Air 2002, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate,  Levin H ed. Santa Cruz, California, vol. 1, 368-373, 4 tabs, refs.

             BSRIA Abstract Doc 000104336 Abs 20022683

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