Photocatalytic Air Purification: Investigation of Design Parameters

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This environmental design Master’s Degree Project is influenced by environmental design, chemistry theories, and research and design approaches as taught by the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary and Faculty of Engineering at university of Calgary. The project explored possible variables that may influence the performance of a photocatalytic air purifier/reactor prototype to oxidize volatile organic compounds, a key constituent in polluted air. Several experiments were conducted that examined the impact of the following variables: UV intensity and wavelengths, temperature and humidity, surface area and packing density of the quartz fibre used for the oxidizing reaction. Key findings included potential photocatalytic reactor/air purifier performance improvements, reactor design approach and reaction side effects, The findings will help future research and development of a highly effective photocatalytic air purifier.
Environmental Sciences, Engineering--Chemical
Chen, Y. F. (2017). Photocatalytic Air Purification: Investigation of Design Parameters (Master's thesis, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada). Retrieved from doi:10.11575/PRISM/27337