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Main Title Verification and uses of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indor air quality model {microfiche}
Author Sparks, L.E. ; Tichenor, B. A. ; Jackson, M. D. ; White., J. B.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/D-90/052
Stock Number PB90-246331
Additional Subjects Buildings ; Computerized simulation ; Air pollution ; Sources ; Mathematical models ; Air flow ; Houses ; Experimental design ; Field tests ; Environmental engineering ; Air cleaners ; Exposure ; Dry cleaning ; Heating equipment ; Mothproofing ; Reprints ; Indoor air pollution ; Sinks
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-246331 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
The paper describes a set of experiments used to verify an indoor air quality (IAQ) model for estimating the impact of various pollution sources on IAQ in a multiroom building. The model treats each room as a well-mixed chamber that contains pollution sources and sinks. The model allows analysis of the impact of room-to-room air flows, HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning) systems, and air cleaners on IAQ. The model is written for personal computers. The experiments were conducted in a test house. Three pollution sources were used: moth crystals, kerosene heaters, and dry cleaned cloths. The model predictions were in good agreement with the experimental data, especially when a sink term was included in the model. The paper gives a brief discussion of the theory on which the model is based. Preliminary data and theory of sources and sinks are also discussed. Examples demonstrating the use of the model to analyze IAQ options and to estimate exposure from a pollutant are included.
"EPA 600/D-90/052".