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Main Title HVAC Systems as Emission Sources Affecting Indoor Air Quality: A Critical Review.
Author Batterman, S. ; Burge, H. ;
CORP Author Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Dept. of Environmental and Industrial Health. ;Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA. Dept. of Environmental Health.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Feb 95
Year Published 1995
Report Number EPA-CR815391-01-0; EPA/600/R-95/014;
Stock Number PB95-178596
Additional Subjects Space HVAC systems ; Air pollution sources ; Indoor air pollution ; Aerosols ; Emissions ; Indoor air quality ; Heating systems ; Air conditioners ; Ventilation systems ; Components ; Contamination ; Literature surveys ; Volatile organic compounds ; Materials degradation ; Equipment utilization
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-178596 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 05/26/1995
Collation 71p
The study evaluates heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems as contaminant emission sources that affect indoor air quality (IAQ). Various literature sources and methods for characterizing HVAC emission sources are reviewed. Available methods include in situ tests, longitudinal and cross-sectional studies, and laboratory studies. Based on the available literature, several HVAC components are cited fairly frequently as emission sources, and there is broad agreement regarding their significance. IAQ problems appear to be exacerbated by dust accumulation and by the presence of fibrous insulation. Other problems include entrainment, migration, and infiltration of indoor and outdoor contaminants that are distributed to indoor spaces by the HVAC system.