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Main Title Exposure Version 2: A Computer Model for Analyzing the Effects of Indoor Air Pollutant Sources on Individual Exposure. Documentation.
Author Sparks, L. E. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Apr 91
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/8-91/013; EPA/SW/DK-91/088A;
Stock Number PB91-201095
Additional Subjects Indoor air pollution ; Air pollution sources ; Computerized simulation ; Public health ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Documentation ; Mathematical models ; Exposure ; Houses ; Air quality ; Air flow ; Residential buildings ; Air pollution sampling ; Comparison ; Concentration(Composition) ; Air cleaning systems ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-201095 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/26/1991
Collation 103p
The report presents a model for calculating individual exposure to indoor pollutants from sources. The model calculates exposure due to individual, as opposed to population, activity patterns and source use. The model uses data on source emissions, room-to-room air flows, air exchange with the outdoors, and indoor sinks to predict concentration/time profiles for all rooms. The concentration/time profiles are then combined with individual activity patterns to estimate exposure. The model allows analysis of the effects of air cleaners located in either or both the central air circulating system or individual rooms on indoor air quality (IAQ) and exposure. The model allows simulation of a wide range of sources including long term steady state sources, on/off sources, and decaying sources. Several sources are allowed in each room. The model allows the analysis of the effects of sinks and sink re-emissions on IAQ. The results of test house experiments are compared with model predictions. The agreement between predicted concentration/time profiles and experimental data is good. The average deviation of the predicted value from the experimental value is less than 30% for all experiments, and the maximum deviation is less than 60%.