?cleaning phenols from room air?

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Offline CZARCAR

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« on: 20/07/2011 16:08:32 »
What configuration air cleaner will clean phenols out of the air? Just read where CFL bulbs emit phenols......thanx

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« Reply #1 on: 20/07/2011 18:28:58 »
I doubt the emissions are high.  Probably not high enough to pick out above background in a house.  Do the electronic circuit boards emit the gasses?  Then what about your radio, TV, microwave, and anything else with a circuit board?

An Activated Carbon air filter should knock most of them out.  If you have a centralized furnace that you run in Fan or AC mode in the summer, you could just put the carbon filter in place of the normal furnace filter.

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« Reply #2 on: 20/07/2011 18:44:10 »
Phenols stink. If you are not bothered by the smell then there's not enough of them to worry about: if you are then a charcoal filter will trap them.
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« Reply #3 on: 20/07/2011 18:51:47 »
Phenols stink. If you are not bothered by the smell then there's not enough of them to worry about: if you are then a charcoal filter will trap them.
u de man thanx. my cousin is asthmatic & recently turned blueish

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« Reply #4 on: 20/07/2011 18:58:52 »
I doubt the emissions are high.  Probably not high enough to pick out above background in a house.  Do the electronic circuit boards emit the gasses?  Then what about your radio, TV, microwave, and anything else with a circuit board?

An Activated Carbon air filter should knock most of them out.  If you have a centralized furnace that you run in Fan or AC mode in the summer, you could just put the carbon filter in place of the normal furnace filter.
thanx, u & bc agree & good enuff 4me...........vvv

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« Reply #5 on: 21/07/2011 18:45:02 »
Phenols stink. If you are not bothered by the smell then there's not enough of them to worry about: if you are then a charcoal filter will trap them.
u de man thanx. my cousin is asthmatic & recently turned blueish
Sorry to hear that, but it was more likely to have been caused by pollen than by phenol.
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« Reply #6 on: 22/07/2011 14:11:40 »
Phenols stink. If you are not bothered by the smell then there's not enough of them to worry about: if you are then a charcoal filter will trap them.
u de man thanx. my cousin is asthmatic & recently turned blueish
Sorry to hear that, but it was more likely to have been caused by pollen than by phenol.

so maybe hepa filtering?

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« Reply #7 on: 22/07/2011 18:39:02 »
HEPA would help for particulates and pollen.

You need a carbon/charcoal filter for chemicals.