Air pollutants from burning incense in a simulated home environment

Ruey Yu Chen, Tzu Ting Yang, Ching Ying Yeh, Yen Hao Huang

研究成果: 書貢獻/報告類型會議貢獻


The aim of this study was to compare the concentrations of air pollutants emitted from various types of commercial incense (Hsing-Shan, Wu-Chen, Liao, and smoke-free) in a simulated home environment. The changes in the following environmental factors were measured during 1 hour of incense burning: temperature, relative humidity, and concentrations of carbon monoxide (CO), total volatile organic compounds (TVOCs), formaldehyde (HCHO), and fine suspended particles (PM2.5). The mass proportions of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen in each of the incenses were also analyzed. The results showed that the concentrations of HCHO produced by Hsing-Shan incense and TVOCs produced by Hsing-Shan and Wu-Chen incenses exceeded the indoor air quality standards in Taiwan. The concentrations of CO and PM2.5 produced by all types of incense evaluated met the national standards. Smoke-free incense had the lowest hydrogen-to-carbon ratio, which might explain why it produced lower concentrations of air pollutants than the other incenses. The use of smoke-free incense should be encouraged for burning at home.

主出版物標題Healthy Buildings Europe 2017
發行者International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
出版狀態已發佈 - 1月 1 2017
事件Healthy Buildings Europe 2017, HB 2017 - Lublin, 波兰
持續時間: 7月 2 20177月 5 2017


名字Healthy Buildings Europe 2017


會議Healthy Buildings Europe 2017, HB 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 土木與結構工程


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