Emissions from Humans and Indoor Air Chemistry

Gabriel Bekö, Charles J. Weschler, Pawel Wargocki, Karine Arrhenius, Christian M. Salvador, Sarka Langer

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Abstract

Ozone-initiated transformation of organic compounds emitted from the human body was studied. Experiments were performed in a unique stainless-steel twin-chamber that enabled the separation and measurements of dermal and exhaled emissions as well as measurements of whole-body emission. When ozone was present in the chamber, levels of aldehydes and 6-MHO increased. The reaction products were mainly associated with ozone reacting with the constituents of skin oil.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 22 Jul 201827 Jul 2018
Conference number: 15

Conference

Conference15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
Number15
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period22/07/201827/07/2018

Bibliographical note

Paper ID 281

Keywords

  • Dermal emissions
  • Exhaled pollutants
  • Ozone
  • Climate chamber
  • VOC

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