The project will investigate cold negative air ionisation technology to improve an indoor environment in terms of particulates and volatile organic compounds. The novel technology has the potential to significantly reduce the numbers of coarse (non reparable) and fine (reparable) particulates, hence reducing the exposure of humans to these potential hazards to health. The problem with particulates isn't so much their physical size but the compounds absorbed onto their surfaces. Many of the compounds associated with reparable particulate matter are potentially hazardous to health. In terms of volatile organic compounds, the technology has the potential to change the chemistry of these, especially via oxidation. In contrast with conventional ionisers, no ozone is produced by the technology. The proposed research will involve controlled studies of a number of indoor environments with respect to the analysis of the environment as well as the health of its occupants.
Funding SchemeEAW - Exploratory awards
442 35 Kungaly