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INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND INHALATION EXPOSURE - SIMULATION TOOL KIT
INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND INHALATION EXPOSURE - SIMULATION TOOL KIT. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
A Microsoft Windows-based indoor air quality (IAQ) simulation software package is presented. Named Simulation Tool Kit for Indoor Air Quality and Inhalation Exposure, or IAQX for short, this package complements and supplements existing IAQ simulation programs and is designed mainly for advanced users. IAQX version 1.0 consists of five stand-alone simulation programs. A general-purpose simulation program performs multi-zone, multi-pollutant simulations and allows gas-phase chemical reactions. The other four programs implement fundamentally based models, which are often excluded in the existing IAQ simulation programs. In addition to performing conventional IAQ simulations, which compute the time-concentration profile and inhalation exposure, IAQX can estimate the adequate ventilation rate when certain air quality criteria are provided by the user, a unique feature useful for product stewardship and risk management. IAQX will be developed in a cumulative manner and more special-purpose simulation programs will be added to the package in the future.