Tani, Akira and Hewitt, C. N. (2009) Uptake of Aldehydes and Ketones at Typical Indoor Concentrations by Houseplants. Environmental Science & Technology, 43 (21). pp. 8338-8343. ISSN 0013-936XFull text not available from this repository.
The uptake rates of low-molecular weight aldehydes and ketones by peace lily (Spathiphyllum clevelandii) and golden pothos (Epipremnum aureum) leaves at typical indoor ambient concentrations (10(1)-10(2) ppbv) were determined, The C3-C6 aldehydes and C4-C6 ketones were taken up by the plant leaves, but the C3 ketone acetone was not The uptake rate normalized to the ambient concentration C-a ranged from 7 to 19 mmol m(-2) s(-1) and from 2 to 7 mmol m(-2) s(-1) for the aldehydes and ketones, respectively. Longer-term fumigation results revealed that the total uptake amounts were 30-100 times as much as the amounts dissolved in the leaf, suggesting that volatile organic carbons are metabolized in the leaf and/or translocated through the petiole. The ratio of the intercellular concentration to the external (ambient) concentration (C-j/C-a) was significantly lower for most aldehydes than for most ketones. In particular, a linear unsaturated aldehyde, crotonaldehyde, had a C-i/C-a ratio of similar to 0, probably because of its highest solubility in water.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Environmental Science & Technology|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||VOLATILE ORGANIC-COMPOUNDS ; SPECTROMETRY PTR-MS ; AIR-QUALITY ; ABSORPTION ; FORMALDEHYDE ; POLLUTANTS ; ATMOSPHERE|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre|
|Deposited On:||25 Nov 2011 12:58|
|Last Modified:||06 Sep 2013 23:10|
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