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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Airtightness Evaluation of Shelter-in-Place Spaces for Protection Against Airborne Chembio Releases.
Author A. Persily ; H. Davis ; S. J. Emmerich ; W. S. Dols
CORP Author National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD. Building Fire Research Laboratory.; Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Homeland Security Research Center.
Year Published 2009
Report Number EPA/600/R-09/051; NISTIR-7546; IAG DW-13-92178301-0
Stock Number PB2010-104725
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Building retrofits ; Ventilation ; Building modifications ; Airborne chemical releases ; Airborne biological releases ; Chembio releases
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2010-104725 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/22/2010
Collation 48p
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has undertaken a project for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop and demonstrate evaluation methods to relate shelter airtightness to the performance of shelter-in-place approaches for airborne chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) protection of building occupants. The focus of this effort is on short-term sheltering, on the order of hours, rather than longer-term sheltering, which generally employs filtration and air cleaning equipment to supply clean air to the occupants of the space. This project has consisted of the following tasks: a literature review of SIP strategies and performance issues; development of a study plan for testing SIP airtightness evaluation methods; implementation of the study plan through a combination of experiments and simulations; and, finally, development of recommendations on SIP evaluation and possible performance criteria for candidate SIP spaces.