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Main Title Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Model for Windows, RISK (Version 1.0) (for Microcomputers).
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Publisher Jul 95
Year Published 1995
Stock Number PB96-501929
Additional Subjects Models-simulation ; Software ; Indoor air pollution ; Residential buildings ; Emissions ; Air quality ; Exposure ; Ecological concentration ; Air infiltration ; Space HVAC systems ; Flow measurement ; Sinks ; Air pollution sources ; Ventilation systems ; Air conditioning ; Heating systems ; Air flow ; Air circulation ; Air cleaners ; Risk analysis ; Computerized simulation ; Diskettes ; Air exchange rates
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB96-501929 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/19/1996
Collation 3 diskettes
A computer model, called RISK, for calculating individual exposure to indoor air pollutants from sources is presented. The model is designed to calculate exposure due to individual, as opposed to population, activities patterns and source use. The model also provides the capability to calculate risk due to the calculated exposure. RISK is the third in a series of indoor air quality (IAQ) models developed by the Indoor Environment Management Branch of U.S. EPA's National Risk Management Research Laboratory. 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. Risk is calculated using a risk calculation using a risk calculation framework developed by Naugle and Pierson (1991). The model allows analysis of the effects of air cleaners located in either/or both the central air circulating system or individual rooms on 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 the test house data is good.