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A Study on the Application of Adsorption Function in Metal Filter for the Removal of VOCs in Underground Facilities

지하시설 VOCs 제거를 위한 메탈 필터의 흡착기능부여 연구

  • Jang, Younghee (Department of Environmental Energy Engineering, Graduate School of Kyonggi University) ;
  • Lee, Sang Moon (Department of Environmental Energy Engineering, Kyonggi University) ;
  • Yang, Heejae (Department of Environmental Energy Engineering, Kyonggi University) ;
  • Kim, Sung Su (Department of Environmental Energy Engineering, Kyonggi University)
  • 장영희 (경기대학교 일반대학원 환경에너지공학과) ;
  • 이상문 (경기대학교 환경에너지공학과) ;
  • 양희재 (경기대학교 환경에너지공학과) ;
  • 김성수 (경기대학교 환경에너지공학과)
  • Received : 2019.08.07
  • Accepted : 2019.09.24
  • Published : 2019.10.10

Abstract

Indoor air quality underground facilities are not equipped for the removal of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and they are usually treated by diffusion methods such as ventilation. In this study, an adsorption filter was prepared using various coating methods such as carbon nano fiber (CNF) and dip coating. As a result, the adsorption performance was improved by 2 to 20 times or more compared to that of using the metal foam support. This is maybe due to the enhancement of pore distribution which was confirmed by SEM. In addition, the adsorption performance was 13.95 mg/g by adding lignin, and also an average adsorption performance of 13.25 mg/g was maintained after washing indicating that a highly durable adsorption filter material was prepared. It can be suggested that the developed adsorption filter material can be a potential solution that can fundamentally control VOCs, not via the concentration reduction of mechanical ventilation in underground facilities.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 경기대학교

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