Uptake of aldehydes and ketones at typical indoor concentrations by houseplants.

  title={Uptake of aldehydes and ketones at typical indoor concentrations by houseplants.},
  author={Akira Tani and Charlie Hewitt},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  volume={43 21},
The uptake rates of low-molecular weight aldehydes and ketones by peace lily (Spathiphyllum clevelandii) and golden pothos (Epipremnum aureum) leaves at typical indoor ambient concentrations (10(1)-10(2) ppbv) were determined. The C3-C6 aldehydes and C4-C6 ketones were taken up by the plant leaves, but the C3 ketone acetone was not. The uptake rate normalized to the ambient concentration C(a) ranged from 7 to 19 mmol m(-2) s(-1) and from 2 to 7 mmol m(-2) s(-1) for the aldehydes and ketones… CONTINUE READING
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