Wood smoke and wood smoke nuisance is a theme that is gaining more and more attention. TVVL, knowledge partner in the technological sector, focussed the latest edition of the TVVL magazine solely on wood smoke. This magazine publishes the newest developments and scientific research within the technological sector. With that in mind, VFA Solutions was asked to publish a case study concerning the reduction of wood smoke nuisance in homes.
The case study describes the situation of residents experiencing nuisance of wood smoke. The residents from the case study have made their own modifications to the ventilation system of the home, but were still experiencing nuisance from wood smoke coming from neighbours and homes in the nearby surroundings. Not only were they experiencing nuisance from wood smoke odours, they have also developed health issues due to the indoor wood smoke concentration in their home. The children of the residents experience colds all year long.
VFA Solutions conducted measurements in the home to identify in which concentrations wood smoke is present in the home. Next, the ASPRA S INduct air purifier is implemented as an add-on to the current ventilation system. Additional measurements after this implementation were carried out. These measurements show the ASPRA S INduct air purifier has reduced the wood smoke concentration in the home with 80%. This reduction is achieved despite the wood smoke infiltration through windows, doors and cracks in the home. Furthermore, the residents no longer experience wood smoke nuisance and no longer are having colds throughout the year.
Part of this article can be downloaded on the website of TVVL, where the first 8 pages of the magazine are published online. For the complete article and magazine, you need to log in into the website of TVVL. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information about the reduction of wood smoke nuisance indoors, or the implementation of the ASPRA S INduct air purifier.