Effect on reduction of harmful substances by using porous material with meso-pores

Osamu Watanabe, Hiroshi Fukumizu, Hideki Ishida

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Abstract

Japanese current houses become highly airtight for energy saving, but indoor air tends to be very wet or dry. And release and build-up of formaldehyde and other injurious volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from artificial materials have led to new health-related problems, known as "Sick House Syndrome". To solve these problems, the adsorption properties of formaldehyde and other harmful gases to ECOCARAT which was a meso-porous material and had humidity controlling ability were measured. As a result, it was cleared that the ECOCARAT had superior adsorption property compared to wallpapers and plaster boards. Especially, the adsorption ability of formaldehyde was equivalent to the ventilation frequency of 1.5times per hour. So it has been expected that an application of the ECOCARAT could save energy for air conditioning without deteriorating indoor air.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Fourth International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, Eco Design 2005
Pages143-144
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Event4th International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, Eco Design 2005 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2005 Dec 122005 Dec 14

Publication series

NameProceedings - Fourth International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, Eco Design 2005
Volume2005

Other

Other4th International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, Eco Design 2005
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period05/12/1205/12/14

Keywords

  • Adsorption
  • Allophone
  • Formaldehyde
  • Harmful substance
  • Meso-pore

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Watanabe, O., Fukumizu, H., & Ishida, H. (2005). Effect on reduction of harmful substances by using porous material with meso-pores. In Proceedings - Fourth International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, Eco Design 2005 (pp. 143-144). [1619189] (Proceedings - Fourth International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, Eco Design 2005; Vol. 2005). https://doi.org/10.1109/ECODIM.2005.1619189