Impact of Plants on IAQ: Experimental Results from a Comparative Study in Twin Test Huts

Diane Bastien, Oliver Steen Termansen, Caroline Wielandt Egemose

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Abstract

This paper presents experimental data characterizing the influence of a green wall on 14 Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) parameters. Tests were performed in twin test huts where a green wall planted with Spathiphyllum Cubido was installed in one of the huts while the other hut served as a reference. The results indicate that the green wall was very effective for lowering the concentration of total volatile organic compounds, carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide which were on average 61.2%, 50.8% and 45.2% lower respectively with the green wall. On average, the green wall also contributed to reduce the maximum temperature by 2°C and to raise the relative humidity level by 36.1% but didn’t have a significant impact on carbon dioxide and oxygen levels.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventCIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium - Glasgow
Duration: 16. Apr 202017. Apr 2020

Conference

ConferenceCIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium
CityGlasgow
Period16/04/202017/04/2020

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