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Document ID (ISN)52772
CIS number 89-1962
ISBN(s) 91-7464-358-4
Year 1987
Convention or series no. Arbete och hälsa 1987:28
Author(s) Olander L., Johansson J., Johansson R.
Arbetsmiljöinstitutet
Title The effect of air cleaners on tobacco smoke
Original title Luftrenares effekt på tobaksrök [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen, Publikationsservice, 171 84 Solna, Sweden, 1987. 76p. Illus. 51 ref.
Abstract Report on a study concerning the ability of room air cleaners to remove gases and particles from air contaminated with tobacco smoke. 31 air cleaners were tested. 12 used electrostatic precipitation, 6 an electret-fibre filter, 6 a fibre filter and 7 an ioniser. Activated charcoal (for 9), impregnated aluminium (for 3) and an ionising lamp or electron generator (for 3) were employed for gas cleaning. Measurements covered particle sizes from 0.01 to 7.5 microns and the following gases: carbon monoxide, ammonia, formaldehyde, nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide, hydrocarbons and hydrogen cyanide. The rate of ozone emission by electrostatic precipitators and ionisers was measured. The results are presented as equivalent airflows.
Descriptors (primary) air purification; evaluation of equipment; atmospheric pollution; smoking; tobacco
Descriptors (secondary) report; dust measurement; smoke; aerosols
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Smoking
Environmental pollution
Heating and air conditioning
Air pollution