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Main Title Evaluating Sources of Indoor Air Pollution, Journal Article.
Author Tichenor, B. A. ; Sparks, L. E. ; White, J. B. ; Jackson., M. D. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher cApr 90
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/J-90/055;
Stock Number PB90-245341
Additional Subjects Computerized simulation ; Test chambers ; Concentration(Composition) ; Ventilation ; Particles ; Space heaters ; Houses ; Experimental design ; Reprints ; Pollution sources ; Indoor air pollution ; Air quality ; Benzene/dichloro ; Emission factors
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-245341 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 8p
The article discusses a three-phase approach, employing environmental chambers, indoor air quality (IAQ) models, and test house experiments, that is effective in linking sources of indoor pollutants to measured concentrations. Emission factors developed in test chambers can be used to evaluate full-scale indoor environments. A PC-based IAQ model has been developed that can accurately predict indoor concentrations of specific pollutants under controlled conditions in a test house. The model is also useful in examining the effect of pollutant sinks and variations in ventilation parameters. Pollutants were examined from: para-dichlorobenzene emissions from moth crystal cakes, and particulate emissions from unvented kerosene heaters. However, the approach has not been validated for other source types.