Screening Houseplants to Remove Ammonia from Indoor Air through Fumigation

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It was the first in China that an attempt was made at screening houseplants to remove ammonia from indoor air. A fumigation system was used to screen 86 species and cultivars at 7.0 mg/m3 of ammonia in the initial screening experiment. Then 9 species of plants were chosen for replication experiment to confirm and quantify the removal effects. Plants in Ericales order showed a promising potential for removing ammonia and further study was suggested. Finally, Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Bostonniensis’ and Plectranthus oertendahlii were fumigated in day-and-night experiment. And the trends of removal rates of ammonia dependence on fumigation time were predicted as cubic functions for both species.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 378-379)

Edited by:

Brendan Gan, Yu Gan and Y. Yu

Pages:

397-400

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.378-379.397

Citation:

H. Yang et al., "Screening Houseplants to Remove Ammonia from Indoor Air through Fumigation", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 378-379, pp. 397-400, 2012

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October 2011

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