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Main Title HVAC Systems as Emission Sources Affecting Indoor Air Quality: A Critical Review.
Author Batterman, S.; Burge, H.;
CORP Author Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Dept. of Environmental and Industrial Health. ;Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA. Dept. of Environmental Health.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Feb 95
Year Published 1995
Report Number EPA-CR815391-01-0; EPA/600/R-95/014;
Stock Number PB95-178596
Subjects Space HVAC systems; Air pollution sources; Indoor air pollution; Aerosols; Emissions; Indoor air quality; Heating systems; Air conditioners; Ventilation systems; Components; Contamination; Literature surveys; Volatile organic compounds; Materials degradation; Equipment utilization
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Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
NTIS PB95-178596 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 05/26/1995
Collation 71p
Abstract The study evaluates heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems as contaminant emission sources that affect indoor air quality (IAQ). Various literature sources and methods for characterizing HVAC emission sources are reviewed. Available methods include in situ tests, longitudinal and cross-sectional studies, and laboratory studies. Based on the available literature, several HVAC components are cited fairly frequently as emission sources, and there is broad agreement regarding their significance. IAQ problems appear to be exacerbated by dust accumulation and by the presence of fibrous insulation. Other problems include entrainment, migration, and infiltration of indoor and outdoor contaminants that are distributed to indoor spaces by the HVAC system.
Supplementary Notes Prepared in cooperation with Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA. Dept. of Environmental Health. Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
NTIS Title Notes Final rept. Sep 93-Jun 94.
Category Codes 68A; 89B; 97J
NTIS Prices PC A04/MF A01
Primary Description 600/13
Document Type NT
Control Number 509022692
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Origin NTIS
Type CAT


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