Submitted by Maria.Kapsalaki on Wed, 04/17/2019 - 11:43
This study is designed to investigate the particulate matter removal efficiency of domestic air cleaner products and seeks to compare the particulate matter removal efficiency in a laboratory with that in real life.
We developed an air cleaner (AC) for chemical sensitivity (CS) patients. The AC have a high efficiencyair filter and a special activated carbon filter to remove airborne particles and gaseous contaminants.Using the AC, we conducted a monitoring experiment to investigate improvement of indoor air quality(IAQ) in the actual residences of CS patients. In the experiment, IAQ in the residences of nine CSpatients was measured before and after AC operation.
This research determines chemical substance removal rates of domestic air cleaners using with thepollutant constant-emission test. In previous studies, we have already reported the formaldehyderemoval rates of room air cleaners and the high accuracy of our method for predicting indoor pollutantconcentration. In the present study, the VOCs removal rates of room air cleaners were measured.Gas-phase contaminants were supplied to the environmental test-chamber using a custom-builtemission device. And performance evaluation test was conducted to two kinds of air cleaners.
The objective of this paper is to present the contaminant removal efficiency of a prototype air cleanerusing the adsorption/desorption effect and to investigate the practicality of this air cleaner. Toluene andformaldehyde were used as pollutant sources and were emitted at a constant rate in a test chamber.Effects of the number of sorption units, the operational time and mode on the contaminant removalperformance were examined. Sorption materials that were evaluated were a porous material, zeolite,pumice stone, and hydro-corn.
Indoor air cleaners are available on the market but a lot of them are not tested and their performances are not known. The main objective of our study was to develop a laboratory test method which allows to determine the life span of indoor air cleaners. Loading of the device is carried out with tobacco smoke which is an air pollutant that reflects real conditions. Fractional efficiency and air flow rate of the device are measured at the initial stage (clean device) and step by step as the device becomes loaded.
A test room was used to evaluate the impact of airflow parameters on the effectiveness of an air cleaning system. The room’s dimensions were nominally 11.2 m x 5.7 m x 2.7 m. The room has a drop-ceiling with space above for installation of above-ceiling air cleaning equipment and routing of ventilation ductwork. The HV AC system supplying the room could be turned on for constant flow (-349 ls·1) or left off to independently evaluate the effectiveness of the air filtration system.