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Foliage plants for indoor removal of the primary combustion gases carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide
Author and Affiliation:
Wolverton, B. C.(NASA National Space Technology Labs., Bay Saint Louis, MS, United States)
Mcdonald, R. C.(NASA National Space Technology Laboratories, Bay St. Louis, MS, United States)
Mesick, H. H.(Pan American World Services, Bay St. Louis, MS, United States)
Abstract: Foliage plants were evaluated for their ability to sorb carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide, the two primary gases produced during the combustion of fossil fuels and tobacco. The spider plant (Chlorophytum elatum var. vittatum) could sorb 2.86 micrograms CO/sq cm leaf surface in a 6 h photoperiod. The golden pothos (Scindapsus aureus) sorbed 0.98 micrograms CO/sq cm leaf surface in the same time period. In a system with the spider plant, greater than or equal to 99 percent of an initial concentration of 47 ppm NO2 could be removed in 6 h from a void volume of approximately 0.35 cu m. One spider plant potted in a 3.8 liter container can sorb 3300 micrograms CO and effect the removal of 8500 micrograms NO2/hour, recognizing the fact that a significant fraction of NO2 at high concentrations will be lost by surface sorption, dissolving in moisture, etc.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1985
Document ID:
19860044351
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 86A29089
Subject Category: LIFE SCIENCES (GENERAL)
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Mississippi Academy of Sciences, Journal (ISSN 0076-9436); 30; 1-8
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA National Space Technology Labs.; Bay Saint Louis, MS, United States
Pan American World Services, Inc.; Bay Saint Louis, MS, United States
Description: 8p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: AIR PURIFICATION; CARBON MONOXIDE; COMBUSTION PRODUCTS; FOLIAGE; INDOOR AIR POLLUTION; NITROGEN DIOXIDE; FOSSIL FUELS; PLANTS (BOTANY); POLLUTION CONTROL; TOBACCO
Imprint And Other Notes: Mississippi Academy of Sciences, Journal (ISSN 0076-9436), vol. 30, 1985, p. 1-8.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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