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Use of a surface emissions trap for improving the indoor air quality by efficient exposure reduction

Larsson, Lennart LU ; Markowicz, Pawel LU and Mattsson, Johan (2015) In Energy Procedia 78. p.1224-1226
Abstract

A new product, the surface emissions trap (cTrap), a device developed to stop and bind emissions effectively while having virtually no resistance to water vapor, was installed on a PVC flooring in a school with IAQ complaints. After the installation air concentrations of 2-ethylhexanol decreased rapidly and staff and students reported a considerably improved perceived IAQ. The amounts of 2-ethylhexanol adsorbed on the cTrap cloth 13 months after installation corresponded to only 1.03% of its adsorption capacity. Installing the cTrap may constitute a cost-efficient and effective way of restoring the indoor air quality e.g. following water damage of a building.

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Building dampness, Indoor air purification, School environment, Volatile organic compounds
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Energy Procedia
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78
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3 pages
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Elsevier
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  • Scopus:84962597088
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1876-6102
DOI
10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.190
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English
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  abstract     = {<p>A new product, the surface emissions trap (cTrap), a device developed to stop and bind emissions effectively while having virtually no resistance to water vapor, was installed on a PVC flooring in a school with IAQ complaints. After the installation air concentrations of 2-ethylhexanol decreased rapidly and staff and students reported a considerably improved perceived IAQ. The amounts of 2-ethylhexanol adsorbed on the cTrap cloth 13 months after installation corresponded to only 1.03% of its adsorption capacity. Installing the cTrap may constitute a cost-efficient and effective way of restoring the indoor air quality e.g. following water damage of a building.</p>},
  author       = {Larsson, Lennart and Markowicz, Pawel and Mattsson, Johan},
  issn         = {1876-6102},
  keyword      = {Building dampness,Indoor air purification,School environment,Volatile organic compounds},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {11},
  pages        = {1224--1226},
  publisher    = {ARRAY(0x95fa380)},
  series       = {Energy Procedia},
  title        = {Use of a surface emissions trap for improving the indoor air quality by efficient exposure reduction},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.190},
  volume       = {78},
  year         = {2015},
}