Ozone-Initiated Chemistry in an Occupied Simulated Aircraft Cabin

Charles J. Weschler, Armin Wisthaler, Shannon Cowlin, Gyöngyi Tamás, Peter Strøm-Tejsen, Alfred T. Hodgson, Hugo Destaillats, Jason Herrington, Junfeng (Jim) Zhang, William W. Nazaroff

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    We have used multiple analytical methods to characterize the gas-phase products formed when ozone was added to cabin air during simulated 4-hour flights that were conducted in a reconstructed section of a B-767 aircraft containing human occupants. Two separate groups of 16 females were each exposed to four conditions: low air exchange (4.4 h-1), 55% of the ozone in the cabin. The observations made in this study have implications for other indoor settings. Whenever human beings and ozone are simultaneously present, one anticipates production of acetone, nonanal, decanal, 6-HO, geranyl acetone, and 4-OPA.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalEnvironmental Science & Technology
    Issue number17
    Pages (from-to)6177-6184
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


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