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Main Title Evaluating Sources of Indoor Air Pollution.
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.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/D-88/086;
Stock Number PB88-211685
Additional Subjects Air pollution detection ; Test chambers ; Mathematical models ; Contaminants ; Measurement ; Chlorobenzenes ; Insecticides ; Kerosene ; Particles ; Indoor air pollution ; Air quality ; Stationary sources
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-211685 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 17p
The paper 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: (1) para-dichloro-benzene emissions from moth crystal cakes; and, (2) particulate emissions from unvented kerosene heaters. However, the approach has not been validated for other source types, including solvent based materials and aerosol products.