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Main Title Tests of indoor air quality sinks /
Author McHugh, James M. ; Bauer, K. M.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Bauer, Karin M.
Breen, Joseph J.
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pollution, Prevention, and Toxics.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory ; Distributed by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA 600-R-92-094; 68-D0-0137; 9801-A(03); EPA-68-DO-0137; PB92218346
Stock Number PB92-218346
OCLC Number 37518247
Subjects Air--Pollution ; Indoor air pollution
Additional Subjects Indoor air pollution ; Air quality ; Air pollution monitoring ; Sinks ; Test chambers ; Experimental design ; Concentration(Composition) ; Tracer studies ; Air flow ; Ventilation ; Environmental engineering ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Tables(Data) ; Graphs(Charts) ; Benzene/dichloro
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-R-92-094 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/17/2018
NTIS  PB92-218346 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 74, [254] pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Experiments were conducted in a room-size test chamber to determine the sink effects of selected materials on indoor air concentrations of p-dichlorobenzene (PDCB). These effects might alter pollutant behavior from that predicted using simple indoor air quality models, by reducing the peak concentrations during source usage and by increasing the ventilation rates needed to reduce pollutant concentrations. Four experimental conditions were tested: empty chamber (painted gypsum wallboard), carpeting only, carpeting and drapes, and carpeting plus a full-size bed with a comforter. Chamber temperature and relative humidity were controlled; atmospheric pressure was monitored. Air exchange rates were monitored using the tracer-gas decay method. Chamber air, sampled at six minute intervals, was analyzed using a gas chromatograph. Sink effects were estimated by comparing decay curves fit to the tracer gas (SF6) and the PDCB concentrations. The influence of sink effects on indoor air concentrations was illustrated by estimating the ventilation rates required to reduce PDCB concentrations from 14 ppm to 2 ppm.
"April 28, 1992." "May 1992"--Cover. "EPA 600-R-92-094"--Cover. "Final report - work assignment no. 03." "EPA prime contract no. 68-D0-0137." "Dr. Joseph Breen was the project officer."--Page iii.