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Main Title Comparison of EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Test House Data with Predictions of an Indoor Air Quality Model.
Author Sparks, L. E. ; Jackson, M. D. ; Tichenor, B. A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/D-88/163;
Stock Number PB88-239041
Additional Subjects Mathematical models ; Comparison ; Concentration(Composition) ; Heating ; Ventilation ; Air conditioning ; Forecasting ; Air pollution ; Chlorobenzenes ; Indoor air pollution ; Air quality data ; Air pollution sampling ; Emission factors ; Benzene/dichloro ; Moth crystals
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-239041 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 12/29/1988
Collation 20p
An easy-to-use indoor air quality (IAQ) model is described. It is multi-compartmented and based on a well-mixed mixing model. Sources and sinks are allowed in each compartment. A menu-driven fill-in-the-form user interface controls program flow and is used to obtain data from the user. On-screen graphical output is provided. The model estimates the effects of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), air cleaning, room-to-room air movement, and natural ventilation on pollutant concentrations. Experiments conducted in the EPA test house using moth crystal cakes for model verification are described. The agreement between small chamber emission factors, model predictions, and test house data is very good. Predicted weight loss of the moth crystal cakes was within 5 percent of the measured weight loss. Predicted room concentrations of p-dichlorobenzene are within 20 percent of the measured values. Future directions for model development and experimental studies are discussed.