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Main Title Tests of indoor air quality sinks /
Author McHugh, James M. ; Bauer, K. M.
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Author Title of a Work
Bauer, Karin M.
Remers, Janet.
Quackenboss, James.
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pollution, Prevention, and Toxics.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/R-92/094; EPA-68-DO-0137
Stock Number PB92-218346
OCLC Number 45906791
Subjects Air--Pollution. ; Indoor air pollution.
Additional Subjects Indoor air pollution ; Air quality ; Air pollution monitoring ; Sinks ; Test chambers ; Experimental design ; Concentration(Composition) ; Tracer studies ; Air flow ; Ventilation ; Environmental engineering ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Tables(Data) ; Graphs(Charts) ; Benzene/dichloro
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NTIS  PB92-218346 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 338 pages ; 30 cm
Abstract
Experiments were conducted in a room-size test chamber to determine the sink effects of selected materials on indoor air concentrations of p-dichlorobenzene (PDCB). These effects might alter pollutant behavior from that predicted using simple indoor air quality models, by reducing the peak concentrations during source usage and by increasing the ventilation rates needed to reduce pollutant concentrations. Four experimental conditions were tested: empty chamber (painted gypsum wallboard), carpeting only, carpeting and drapes, and carpeting plus a full-size bed with a comforter. Chamber temperature and relative humidity were controlled; atmospheric pressure was monitored. Air exchange rates were monitored using the tracer-gas decay method. Chamber air, sampled at six minute intervals, was analyzed using a gas chromatograph. Sink effects were estimated by comparing decay curves fit to the tracer gas (SF6) and the PDCB concentrations. The influence of sink effects on indoor air concentrations was illustrated by estimating the ventilation rates required to reduce PDCB concentrations from 14 ppm to 2 ppm.
Notes
"Janet Remmers, Joseph Behar and James Quackenboss, EPA contacts." "EPA/600/R-92/094." "May 1992." Microfiche.