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Main Title Air Velocities inside Domestic Environments: An Important Parameter for Passive Monitoring.
Author Matthews, T. G. ; Thompson, C. V. ; Wilson, D. L. ; Hawthorne, A. R. ; Mage, D. T. ;
CORP Author Oak Ridge National Lab., TN.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Year Published 1987
Report Number CONF-870853-3-Ext.-Abst.; AC05-84OR21400;
Stock Number DE87007732
Additional Subjects Indoor Air Pollution ; Air Infiltration ; Houses ; Monitoring ; Velocity ; Ventilation ; ERDA/500200 ; Residential buildings
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  DE87007732 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 7p
Air velocities have been measured in the master bedroom, kitchen, and basement of six occupied homes plus the dining/living room area of one unoccupied house. Median air velocities of 5.3 and 12.4 cm/s in the occupied and unoccupied houses raise concern that inadequate air movement may sometimes exist for accurate passive monitoring of pollutant vapors. Central-air circulation systems had a variable impact on air velocity. Median velocities increased from 5.8 to 6.2, 3.2 to 5.7, 1.5 to 8.1, and 4.4 to 15.5 in three occupied and one unoccupied houses, respectively. Median velocities of 4.2, 4.3, and 10.2 cm/s in the master bedroom, basement, and kitchen, respectively, are consistent with increased occupant activities and use of ceiling and/or exhaust fans in or near the kitchen. (ERA citation 12:039571)