Emissions from humans and indoor air chemistry

This proceedings present study of ozone-initiated transformation of organic compounds emitted from the human body.

Summary

Ozone-initiated transformation of organic compounds emitted from the human body was studied. Experiments were performed in a unique stainless-steel twin-chamber that enabled the separation and measurements of dermal and exhaled emissions as well as measurements of whole-body emission. When ozone was present in the chamber, levels of aldehydes and 6-MHO increased. The reaction products were mainly associated with ozone reacting with the constituents of skin oil.

Coworkers: Sarka Langer

Year: 2018.0

Report number: A2350

Authors: Sarka Langer, Gabriel Bekö, Charles J Weschler, Pawel Wargocki, Karine Arrhenius, Christian M. Salvador

Published in: Proceedings Indoor Air 2018, paper nr. 281