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Title
Integration of a photocatalytic multi-tube reactor for indoor air purification in HVAC systems : a feasibility study
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Abstract
This work is focused on an in-depth experimental characterization of multi-tube reactors for indoor air purification integrated in ventilation systems. Glass tubes were selected as an excellent photocatalyst substrate to meet the challenging requirements of the operating conditions in a ventilation system in which high flow rates are typical. Glass tubes show a low-pressure drop which reduces the energy demand of the ventilator, and additionally, they provide a large exposed surface area to allow interaction between indoor air contaminants and the photocatalyst. Furthermore, the performance of a range of P25-loaded sol-gel coatings was investigated, based on their adhesion properties and photocatalytic activities. Moreover, the UV light transmission and photocatalytic reactor performance under various operating conditions were studied. These results provide vital insights for the further development and scaling up of multi-tube reactors in ventilation systems which can provide a better comfort, improved air quality in indoor environments, and reduced human exposure to harmful pollutants.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Environmental Science and Pollution Research. - Landsberg
Environmental Science and Pollution Research. - Landsberg
Publication
Landsberg : 2018
ISSN
0944-1344 [print]
1614-7499 [online]
Volume/pages
25 :18 (2018) , p. 18015-18026
ISI
000436879200071
Pubmed ID
29691740
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 07.05.2018
Last edited 20.09.2021
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