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Electrostatic Precipitators as an Indoor Air Cleaner—A Literature Review

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Department of the Built Environment, Aalborg University, A.C. Meyers Vaenge 15, DK-2450 Copenhagen, Denmark
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CIT Energy Management AB, SE-412 88 Gothenburg, Sweden
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Honeywell Aerospace, 78365 Hlubočky-Mariánské Údolí, Czech Republic
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Department of Building Science, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
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Beijing Key Laboratory of Indoor Air Quality Evaluation and Control, Beijing 100084, China
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Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 1A4, Canada
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Indoor Air Quality Program, Environmental Health Laboratory Branch, California Department of Public Health, Richmond, CA 94804, USA
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International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy DTU Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, 2800 Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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CREATE Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise, Singapore 13860, Singapore
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Building Energy & Environmental Systems Laboratory (BEESL), Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Syracuse University, New York, NY 13244, USA
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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse University, New York, NY 13244, USA
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School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China
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Sustainability 2020, 12(21), 8774; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12218774
Received: 14 September 2020 / Revised: 7 October 2020 / Accepted: 13 October 2020 / Published: 22 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Building and Sustainable Indoor Environment)
Many people spend most of their time in an indoor environment. A positive relationship exists between indoor environmental quality and the health, wellbeing, and productivity of occupants in buildings. The indoor environment is affected by pollutants, such as gases and particles. Pollutants can be removed from the indoor environment in various ways. Air-cleaning devices are commonly marketed as benefiting the removal of air pollutants and, consequently, improving indoor air quality. Depending on the type of cleaning technology, air cleaners may generate undesired and toxic byproducts. Different air filtration technologies, such as electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) have been introduced to the market. The ESP has been used in buildings because it can remove particles while only causing low pressure drops. Moreover, ESPs can be either in-duct or standalone units. This review aims to provide an overview of ESP use, methods for testing this product, the performance of existing ESPs concerning removing pollutants and their byproducts, and the existing market for ESPs. View Full-Text
Keywords: Electrostatic precipitator (ESP); indoor air quality; filter; filtration; air pollutions Electrostatic precipitator (ESP); indoor air quality; filter; filtration; air pollutions
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Afshari, A.; Ekberg, L.; Forejt, L.; Mo, J.; Rahimi, S.; Siegel, J.; Chen, W.; Wargocki, P.; Zurami, S.; Zhang, J. Electrostatic Precipitators as an Indoor Air Cleaner—A Literature Review. Sustainability 2020, 12, 8774. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12218774

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Afshari A, Ekberg L, Forejt L, Mo J, Rahimi S, Siegel J, Chen W, Wargocki P, Zurami S, Zhang J. Electrostatic Precipitators as an Indoor Air Cleaner—A Literature Review. Sustainability. 2020; 12(21):8774. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12218774

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Afshari, Alireza, Lars Ekberg, Luboš Forejt, Jinhan Mo, Siamak Rahimi, Jeffrey Siegel, Wenhao Chen, Pawel Wargocki, Sultan Zurami, and Jianshun Zhang. 2020. "Electrostatic Precipitators as an Indoor Air Cleaner—A Literature Review" Sustainability 12, no. 21: 8774. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12218774

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