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|Main Title||Fundamental Mass Transfer Models for Indoor Air Pollution Sources.|
|Author||Tichenor, B. A. ; Guo, Z. ; Sparks, L. E. ;|
|CORP Author||Acurex Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.|
|Report Number||EPA-68-DO-041; EPA/600/A-93/181;|
|Additional Subjects||Indoor air pollution ; Diffusion ; Volatile organic compounds ; Pollution control ; Mass transfer ; Mathematical models ; Sorbents ; Test chambers ; Emission factors ; Sour ; Residential buildings ; Boundary layer ; Static tests ; Dynamic tests|
The paper discusses a simple, fundamental mass transfer model, based on Fick's Law of Diffusion, for indoor air pollution wet sorbent-based sources. (Note: Models are needed to predict emissions from indoor sources. While empirical approaches based on dynamic chamber data are useful, a more fundamental approach is needed to fully elucidate the relevant mass transfer processes). In the model, the mass transfer rate is assumed to be gas-phase limited and controlled by the boundary layer mass transfer coefficient, the saturation vapor pressure of the material being emitted, and the mass of volatile material remaining. Results of static and dynamic chamber tests, as well as test house studies, are presented.