BMW: Analyzing Product's Impact On Air Quality


One of the services provided by Airscan is efficiency validation of air purification devices and the impact assessment of conventional and novel cleaning solutions on indoor air quality. In this case study, Airscan was mandated as an independent auditor to evaluate the impact of BioOrg cleaning products on indoor dust concentrations in one BMW facilities.

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Image: The BMW facility where Airscan was mandated to evaluate air quality conditions.

Project Overview

Conventional cleaning products which are used on a day-to-day basis can be a source of indoor air quality problems. Such products can sometimes contain toxic solvents and volatile organic compounds that negatively affect human health and cause so-called “sick building syndrome”. Therefore, today, many facility and building managers are looking for alternative cleaning solutions to minimize the usage of chemicals in buildings.  In this project, the Biofilter  developed by a Belgian biotech company BioOrg was tested as an alternative to conventional indoor cleaning.

To execute the project, the Airscan team developed a tailor-made sampling plan, including a combination of indoor and outdoor air quality measurements. The plan included several control and test rooms across the building where the difference between BioOrg and Conventional cleaning products was measured. In the project planning, such factors as the proximity of the national highway, car workshop activities, daily building occupation level and others were included.


The comparison of the indoor air quality data measured in the control and test rooms revealed the application difference between BioOrg and a conventional cleaning product. Also, the obtained data was used to draw several optimizations in the HVAC system operation and weekly cleaning schedule which can guarantee the best air quality in the building.

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