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Green Walls for Clean Air
Gölsdorf, Katrin; Müller, Hans; Collier, Marcus
AESOP / ACSP 5th Joint Congress, Dublin, Ireland, 15 - 19 July 2013 Can plants help to improve the air quality? People have often complained about Ivy on buildings, but research by Helix Pflanzen GmbH, a company that is specialised in the cultivation of ivy species and the development of green wall technology, is shedding new light on an old problem. Using a cultivated variety of ivy (Hedera helix 'Wörner'), experiments were carried out that illustrated the binding effect that this Ivy has on fine dust particles. This is particularly important in urban areas, where fine dust can lead to significant impacts on quality of life. 
Keyword(s): Air quality; Public health; Urban areas
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Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: University College Dublin
First Indexed: 2015-09-02 05:15:46 Last Updated: 2018-10-11 15:32:30