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Improving Indoor Air Quality and Preventing Contamination

Cannabis has a very complex chemistry due to the large number of its constituents and the interaction of those constituents with one another. These constituents primarily include mono- and sesquiterpenes, sugars, hydrocarbons, steroids, flavonoids, nitrogen compounds, amino acids, and terpenophenolic cannabinoids. Many of these are odorous, with terpenes and terpenoids being the primary offenders. While nuisance odors are most prevalent with cannabis cultivation, other sources of cannabis odors include test labs, extraction rooms, warehouses, and dispensaries. Proper air filtration will not only eliminate these odors, but also provide a better environment for growing plants, reduce impurities when testing products, and provide cleaner air for personnel and customers.

 

Controlling Airborne Particulates and Odor

Filtration is recommended for the following cannabis applications:
• Outdoor Air for Grow Rooms
– Particulate filtration to remove outdoor particulate matter such as pollen, bacteria, dirt, and dust
– Gas-phase filtration to remove outdoor contaminants such as ozone, VOCs, and acid gases
• Indoor Air for Grow Rooms, Extraction, and Dispensaries
– Gas-phase filtration to remove plant odors
– Gas-phase filtration to remove butane or ethanol vapor from cannabis oil extraction
• Exhaust Air for Grow Rooms and Warehouses
– Particulate filtration to remove indoor particulate matter
– Gas-phase filtration to remove plant odors

 

AAF Flanders Cannabis Air Filters Chart