Removal of Benzene by the Indoor Plant/Substrate Microcosm and Implications for Air Quality

@article{Orwell2004RemovalOB,
  title={Removal of Benzene by the Indoor Plant/Substrate Microcosm and Implications for Air Quality},
  author={R. Orwell and R. L. Wood and J. Tarran and F. Torpy and M. Burchett},
  journal={Water, Air, and Soil Pollution},
  year={2004},
  volume={157},
  pages={193-207}
}
The quality of the indoor environment has become a major health consideration, since urban-dwellers spend 80-90% of their time indoors, where air pollution can be several times higher than outdoors. ‘Indoor’ potted-plants can remove air-borne contaminants such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), over 300 of which have been identified in indoor air. In this study a comparison was made of rates of removal of benzene, as model VOC, by seven potted-plant species/varieties. In static test-chambers… Expand
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