The Potted-Plant Microcosm Substantially Reduces Indoor Air VOC Pollution: I. Office Field-Study

@article{Wood2006ThePM,
  title={The Potted-Plant Microcosm Substantially Reduces Indoor Air VOC Pollution: I. Office Field-Study},
  author={R. Wood and M. Burchett and R. Alquezar and R. Orwell and J. Tarran and F. Torpy},
  journal={Water, Air, and Soil Pollution},
  year={2006},
  volume={175},
  pages={163-180}
}
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are major contaminants of indoor air, with concentrations often several times higher than outdoors. They are recognized as causative agents of “building-related illness” or “sick-building syndrome”. Our previous laboratory test-chamber studies have shown that the potted-plant/root-zone microorganism microcosm can eliminate high concentrations of air-borne VOCs within 24 hours, once the removal response has been induced by an initial dose. However, the… Expand

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