The surface emissions trap: A new approach in indoor air purification.

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A new device for stopping or reducing potentially irritating or harmful emissions from surfaces indoors is described. The device is a surface emissions trap prototype and consists of an adsorbent sheet with a semipermeable barrier surrounded by two thin nonwoven layers. The trap may be applied directly at the source of the emissions e.g. at moisture-affected floors and walls, surfaces contaminated by chemical spills etc. This results in an immediate stop or reduction of the emitting pollutants. The trap has a very low water vapor resistance thus allowing drying of wet surfaces. In laboratory experiments typically 98% reduction of air concentrations of volatile organic compounds and a virtually total reduction of mold particle-associated mycotoxins was observed. The surface emissions trap may represent a convenient and efficient way of restoring indoor environments polluted by microbial and other moisture-associated emissions.


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  • Mikrobiologi inom det medicinska området
Sidor (från-till)290-294
TidskriftJournal of Microbiological Methods
Utgåva nummer2
StatusPublished - 2012
Peer review utfördJa

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Markowicz, P., 2014, Division of Medical Microbiology. 92 s.

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