Science Inventory

CARBON ADSORPTION FOR INDOOR AIR CLEANING

Citation:

VanOsdell, D. W. AND L E. Sparks*. CARBON ADSORPTION FOR INDOOR AIR CLEANING. ASHRAE JOURNAL. ASHRAE, Atlanta, GA, 37(2):34-40, (1995).

Impact/Purpose:

Published Journal Article

Description:

The paper discusses the use of carbon adsorption for indoor air cleaning, focusing on the removal of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) using granular activated carbon (GAC). It addresses GAC performance in two directions. Initially, it presents performance measurements for GAC at low challenge VOC concentrations that might be encountered indoors. The results suggest that test results obtained at high-challenge concentrations may be extrapolated to low indoor concentrations. Secondly, it explores implications of these performance measurements for the use of GAC to remove VOCs and improve indoor air quality, using an indoor air building simulation model.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Product Published Date: 02/01/1995
Record Last Revised: 05/06/2009
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 128657

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION