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Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors can help reduce risk of indoor health concerns.

Increasingly, homeowners, landlords, and manufacturers are recognizing the threat that poor indoor air quality poses. They have come to understand that improving confined space or indoor air quality can have many benefits – including improved health, comfort, safety and productivity.

Did you know there can be 5x more air pollution inside your house than outside of it? Click below to enlarge the infographic.

2017 Basf Indoor Air Quality Info Graphic

Air cleaners are a popular strategy to improve indoor air quality.

Some air cleaners are highly effective at particle removal, however removing gaseous pollutants can be a challenge.

BASF has over 50 years of experience in developing solutions for clean air, including the invention of the catalytic converter which removes gaseous pollutants from automobile engine exhaust. We offer innovative emission control catalyst technologies for the abatement of carbon monoxide, VOC, nitrogen oxides, ammonia, particulate, ozone, and more – that optimize performance, minimize capital and ensure regulatory compliance.

We demonstrate added value based upon a market-driven, sustainable business model balancing both environmental and economic interests. BASF develops intelligent solutions for air quality over a wide range of applications -- enabling clean air for a healthier, more sustainable future.

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Formaldehyde Removal

Formaldehyde Removal

Formaldehyde is a common indoor air pollutant found in many homes and buildings. It is a colorless gas, and at elevated levels is highly irritating to the eyes, nose, and lungs. Exposure to formaldehyde may cause adverse health effects.

Ozone Removal

Ozone Removal

Ground level or "bad" ozone is not emitted directly into the air, but is created by chemical reactions between nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) in the presence of sunlight.

Other Pollutants

Other Pollutants

In addition to Formaldehyde and Ozone, there are other pollutants such as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) that can result in poor indoor air quality.