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Main Title Air and pollutant movement in buildings can be evaluated using CO as a surrogate /
Author Jackson, Merrill D. ; Sparks, L. E. ; Tichenor, B. A. ; Guo, Z. ; Krebs, K. A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Sparks, Leslie E.
Tichenor, Bruce A.
Guo, Zhishi.
Krebs, Kenneth A.
Rasor, Susan A.
CORP Author Acurex Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/D-90/092; AEERL-P-663; EPA-68-02-4701
Stock Number PB90-262957
Additional Subjects Indoor Air '90, July 29-August 3 : (--1990 :--Toronto, Canada) ; Aerosols ; Residential buildings ; Air flow ; Carbon monoxide ; Concentration(Composition) ; Chemical analysis ; Mass spectroscopy ; Experimental design ; Environmental engineering ; Indoor air pollution ; Tracer studies ; Air pollution sampling ; Air pollution detection ; Ethylene/perchloro ; Air quality
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-262957 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 9 pages ; 28 cm
The paper discusses tracer tests conducted to determine how indoor conditions may affect pollutant levels, prior to initiating a study of the indoor use of aerosol products. (NOTE: Aerosol product use indoors can cause elevated concentrations of vapor-phase organic compounds.) Carbon monoxide (CO) was chosen to represent gas-phase emissions from aerosol products. CO is easy to monitor over a range of 0-200 ppm, and background levels expected in indoor environments are quite low (<1-3 ppm). CO was released in the bathroom of a test house, and CO distribution throughout the house was followed under several scenarios, including: a bathroom vent fan on/off, the furnace fan on/off, doors open/closed, and windows open/closed. Because of the concentration of CO used, a safety plan was in effect during all tests. The ability to use CO as a surrogate was evaluated by using a commercially available home spot remover containing perchloroethylene (perc). The product was used per package directions and released in the same location and conditions used in the CO tests. The distribution of perc was followed using gas chromatography. The results of the air movement study and the evaluation of how well CO can serve as a surrogate are presented.
Caption title. "EPA/600/D-90/092." "Merril D. Jackson, project officer." Microfiche.