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dc.titleEFFECTIVENESS OF AIR PURIFYING PAINTS FOR IMPROVING INDOOR AIR QUALITY IN OFFICES
dc.contributor.authorLIM QIAO YING
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-09T01:47:19Z
dc.date.available2022-06-09T01:47:19Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.citationLIM QIAO YING (2022). EFFECTIVENESS OF AIR PURIFYING PAINTS FOR IMPROVING INDOOR AIR QUALITY IN OFFICES. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/226788
dc.description.abstractAs building owners prioritises indoor air quality (IAQ) over energy efficiency since the onset of the pandemic, many have been searching for options that would improve IAQ in offices without incurring a huge cost. Moreover, doing so matters to many corporations as they are trying to make the office safe enough for employees to return to work. With the rise in prominence of air purifying paints as a cost-effective option to other air cleaning technologies available in the market, most commercial clients are unable to validate the claims stated on the paint tins. This study explores the effectiveness of air purifying paints commercially available in Singapore in improving various environmental parameters critical to good IAQ. When compared to the control setup that does not have an air purifying paint, the improvements in certain aspects of IAQ, such as formaldehyde and suspended particulate (PM), were not as fast as hypothesised. The conversion of formaldehyde and PM into harmless substances slowed down significantly as relative humidity (RH) increases. Not all total volatile organic compounds (TVOCs) were removed by the paints. Moreover, very high concentrations of carbon dioxide were emitted as a by-product of the air purification process for all paints. These findings hint at the limited capabilities of air purifying paints in being a good support to improving IAQ in offices.
dc.subjectIAQ
dc.subjectindoor air quality
dc.subjectoffice
dc.subjectair
dc.subjectair purifying paint
dc.subjectair purification
dc.subjectformaldehyde
dc.subjectparticulate matter
dc.subjectPM
dc.subjecttotal volatile organic compounds
dc.subjectTVOCs
dc.subjectVOCs
dc.subjectrelative humidity
dc.subjectRH
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.departmentDEPT OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
dc.contributor.supervisorCHEONG KOK WAI, DAVID
dc.description.degreeBachelor's
dc.description.degreeconferredBACHELOR OF SCIENCE (PROJECT AND FACILITIES MANAGEMENT)
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