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Main Title Preliminary experiments in a research house to investigate contaminant migration in indoor air /
Author Koontz, M. D. ; Rector, H. E. ; Fortmann, R. C. ; Nagda, N. L.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Bryan, Elizabeth F.
Koontz, Michael D.
CORP Author Geomet Technologies, Inc., Germantown, MD. ;Versar, Inc., Springfield, VA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Pesticides and toxic substances,
Year Published 1988
Report Number 68-02-4254; EPA 560/5-88-004; GEOMET-IE-1882; EPA-68-02-4254
Stock Number PB88-229547
OCLC Number 41993529
Subjects Indoor air pollution. ; Air quality management. ; Sick building syndrome.
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Carbon monoxide ; Houses ; Residential buildings ; Gas flow ; Exposure ; Contaminants ; Indoor air pollution ; Path of pollutants
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 560-5-88-004 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/30/2019
NTIS  PB88-229547 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation xiii, 84 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Controlled experiments were performed in an unoccupied research house to provide (1) a detailed characterization of the migration patterns of contaminants released indoors from consumer products and (2) a basis for assessment of the exposure implications of contaminant migration and the accuracy of currently used exposure assessment models. To enable relatively detailed spatial and temporal monitoring with readily available instrumentation, carbon monoxide (CO) was chosen as a surrogate contaminant for the investigation. Within an hour after the release was terminated, concentrations approached spatial uniformity even though a central air circulation fan that would have promoted contaminant migration was turned off as part of the experimental design. A single-chamber indoor air quality model provided closer approximation of passive than active exposures. Use of a two-chamber model resulted in better estimates of each type of exposure.
"EPA 560/5-88-004." "June 1988." "EPA Contract no. 68-02-4254." "Project officer: Elizabeth F. Bryan." "Exposure Evaluation Division. Office of Toxic Substances."