A Novel Approach of Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation to Reduce Air Pollution in Indoor Environments [post]

Chao-Yun Liu, Chao-Heng Tseng, Huang-Chin Wang, Chuan-Fa Dai, Yi-Hsuan Shih
2017 unpublished
This study examined the use of high dosages of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) (253.7 nm) to deal with various concentrations of air pollutants, such as formaldehyde (HCHO), total volatile organic compounds (TVOC), under various conditions of humidity. We also estimated the emission of ozone as a secondary pollutant of UVGI as treatment. A number of irradiation methods were applied for various durations in field studies to examine the efficiency of removing HCHO, TVOC, bacteria, and
more » ... OC, bacteria, and fungi. The removal efficiency of air pollutants (HCHO and bacteria) through long-term exposure to UVGI appears to increase with time. The effects on TVOC and fungi concentration were insignificant in the first week; however, improvements were observed in the second week. No differences were observed among the various irradiation methods in this study regarding the removal of HCHO and TVOC; however significant differences were observed in the removal of bacteria and fungi.
doi:10.20944/preprints201711.0145.v1 fatcat:aoclhpdoa5hwzhh7dgcto6gtqa