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Main Title Indoor Air Quality Model for Particulate Matter.
Author Sparks, L. E. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Publisher 2000
Year Published 2000
Report Number EPA/600/A-00/055;
Stock Number PB2000-108059
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Particulates ; Indoor air pollution ; Air quality ; Particles ; Mathematical models ; Exposure ; Analyzing ; Air cleaners ; Air filters ;
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NTIS  PB2000-108059 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The paper discusses an indoor air quality (IAQ) model for particulate matter (PM). The standard for PM<2.5 micrometers in aerodynamic diameter (PM 2.5) proposed by the U.S. EPA has produced considerable interest in indoor exposures to PM. IAQ models provide a useful tool for analyzing both the indoor exposure to PM and the impact of risk management options on exposure. Because analysis of the impact of PM exposures requires analysis over a particle size distribution most existing IAQ models, which are designed to allow analysis of the impact of a single pollutant component, are not well suited for analysis of PM exposure. TO overcome this limitation, a multicompartment IAQ model for PM exposures for a full particle size distribution was developed. The model allows analysis of the effect of: the building shell on the penetration of outdoor particles into the indoors, the deposition of particles to indoor surfaces, particle removal by air cleaners, and indoor particle sources. The use of the model is demonstrated by an analysis of both the time-varying impact of outdoor PM on indoor PM levels and the effect of a central furnace filter on indoor PM concentrations.