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Indoor Environment: Airborne Particles and Settled Dust



Indoor Environment: Airborne Particles and Settled Dust

Lidia Morawska (Editor), Tunga Salthammer (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-60920-8 December 2006 467 Pages


Covering the fundamentals of air-borne particles and settled dust in the indoor environment, this handy reference investigates:
* relevant definitions and terminology,
* characteristics,
* sources,
* sampling techniques and instrumentation,
* exposure assessment,
* monitoring methods.
The result is a useful and comprehensive overview for chemists, physicists and biologists, postgraduate students, medical practitioners, occupational health professionals, building owners and managers, building, construction and air-conditioning engineers, architects, environmental lawyers, government and regulatory professionals.
Fundamentals of Indoor Particles and Settled Dust
Introduction to Sampling and Measurement Techniques
Measurement of Airborne Particles
Sampling of Surface Dust in Buildings
Analysis of Chemical and Biological Properties
Organic and Inorganic Compounds Adsorbed on Particles and Settled House Dust
Indoor Chemistry as a Source of Particles
Particle Concentration Levels and Size Distribution Characteristics in the Residential and non-Industrial Workplace Environments
Asbestos and Mineral Fibers
Environmental Tobacco Smoke Particles
The Effect of Filtration, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems
Motor vehicle Emissions as a Source of Indoor Particles
Modeling of Indoor Particle Concentration
The Phenomenon of "Black Magic Dust" in Housing Units
Assessment of Exposure to Airborne Particles
Health Effects and SBS Due to Dust and Particle Exposure in climate chambers
Reference Values of Environmental Pollutants in House Dust

"This book will be mainly of interest to research scientists,...,it should be easily intelligible to air conditioning engineers, and to architects interested in environmental design who have mastered the principles of the physical and biological sciences."

Henry J. Cowan, University of Sydney, Australia
Architectural Science Review

"In conclusion, this is an excellent account and is the first such book to appear dealing with particles in indoor air."
Applied Organometallic Chemistry,
Vol.19, No.1, January 2005