Usually the smell we smell when decorating is generally the smell of TVOC. TVOC is total volatile organic compounds, which contains eight categories of organic compounds: benzene, alkane, aromatic hydrocarbon, alkene, halocarbon, Esters, aldehydes, ketones, etc. The main sources of TVOC are paints, coatings, adhesives, fabrics, textiles and more.
The harm of TVOC to human body
Organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council (NAS/NRC) have always emphasized that TVOCs are an important class of air pollutants. Although TVOC is not as harmful as formaldehyde, its toxicity is not small at all.
TVOC can cause imbalance of the body’s immune level, affect the function of the central nervous system, and cause dizziness, headache, drowsiness, weakness, chest tightness and other symptoms; it may also affect the digestive system. Loss of appetite, nausea, etc., can damage the liver and hematopoietic system in severe cases, such as allergic reactions.
Are you scared? I didn’t expect this unknown TVOC to hide so deeply, and it’s still not soft at all to mutilate our bodies silently.
Therefore, TVOC, like formaldehyde, is an important indoor pollutant that cannot be ignored. If the harm is so great, how can we remove them as soon as possible?
Six ways to TVOC Removal
TVOC Removal 1: Open windows for ventilation
Especially after the decoration is completed, the odor of the new house will be very serious, and the concentration of formaldehyde and TVOC may exceed the standard several times or even dozens of times, so in the first one to two weeks, any method will not work, the fastest and most effective method is Open windows for a long time to ventilate, and discharge harmful gases such as formaldehyde and TVOC to the outside through flowing fresh air.
Fans can also be used to assist in increasing the convection flow of indoor and outdoor air and increasing the discharge rate of harmful gases. In addition, pay attention to weather changes, and close doors and windows in time during thunderstorms.
TVOC Removal 2: Air purifier
The working principles of air purifiers are similar, it is best not to choose too cheap, you get what you pay for, the price is low, and the performance will definitely be poor. And now there are many brands of air purifiers, which are mixed. Ordinary air purifiers do not have the effect of removing harmful gases such as formaldehyde and TVOC, and do not have the functions of adsorbing air pollutants and life odors.
It is difficult to solve the problem of indoor air pollution. Therefore, you must be careful when choosing, and choose products marked with the function of “removing formaldehyde”~
TVOC Removal 3: Activated carbon, bamboo charcoal
The surface of activated carbon and bamboo charcoal has abundant pores, which can adsorb harmful gases such as formaldehyde and TVOC, and are more commonly used indoor purification products. However, due to the limited pores of activated carbon and bamboo charcoal, there will be adsorption restrictions, and they will be saturated after a period of use. They must be replaced regularly or dried, otherwise secondary air pollution will easily occur.
Therefore, in use, it should be replaced or dried regularly according to the degree of pollution.
TVOC Removal 4: Photocatalyst
The prices of photocatalysts on the market vary greatly, ranging from hundreds to thousands. Moreover, there are currently no relevant testing standards and technical access thresholds in China, and many products have poor performance.
At present, some photocatalysts must have ultraviolet rays to work, but it is difficult for ultraviolet rays to penetrate the glass and enter the room, unless the ultraviolet lamps are arranged indoors. Moreover, the harmful substances such as formaldehyde and TVOC that can be treated by photocatalyst are only around it, and cannot be treated for a few centimeters away, and the aging time is only maintained for one or two months. It can be seen that its price/performance ratio is not high.
TVOC Removal 5. Find a professional organization
Professional TVOC removal agencies can confirm the TVOC value and pollution source through advanced survey equipment and their own rich experience, and can formulate scientific treatment plans based on these data. Reuse of specially designed TVOC-removing products and scientific process technology intervene from the source to solve the problem of TVOC release sources. Generally, TVOC pollution can be solved within a week. In addition, TVPC can not only remove indoor TVOC, but also solve pollutants such as benzene and formaldehyde. It is undoubtedly the best choice for indoor air treatment after new house decoration.
TVOC Removal 6: Fresh air system
The purification effect of the fresh air system can be said to be relatively good. It mainly sends the fresh air from the outside to the room through filtering and then discharges the dirty air in the room to maintain the circulation of the indoor air. It can keep the new house in a ventilated state 24 hours a day, especially suitable for haze and winter use. If possible, it can be installed and used. However, it should be noted that the fresh air system needs to be installed before the decoration.
Having said so much, I believe that everyone has a method for removing TVOC. It is recommended that you choose a variety of methods to use together, and the speed of removing TVOC will be faster! In addition, if you have any questions about TVOC removal, you can leave a message in the comment area, or contact us, and we will reply you as soon as possible!