||Comparison of EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Test House Data with Predictions of an Indoor Air Quality Model.
Sparks, L. E.;
Jackson, M. D.;
Tichenor, B. A.;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Indoor air pollution;
Air quality data;
Air pollution sampling;
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||An easy-to-use indoor air quality (IAQ) model is described. It is multi-compartmented and based on a well-mixed mixing model. Sources and sinks are allowed in each compartment. A menu-driven fill-in-the-form user interface controls program flow and is used to obtain data from the user. On-screen graphical output is provided. The model estimates the effects of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), air cleaning, room-to-room air movement, and natural ventilation on pollutant concentrations. Experiments conducted in the EPA test house using moth crystal cakes for model verification are described. The agreement between small chamber emission factors, model predictions, and test house data is very good. Predicted weight loss of the moth crystal cakes was within 5 percent of the measured weight loss. Predicted room concentrations of p-dichlorobenzene are within 20 percent of the measured values. Future directions for model development and experimental studies are discussed.
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