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Organic Indoor Air Pollutants: Occurence, Measurement, Evaluation

Organic Indoor Air Pollutants: Occurence, Measurement, Evaluation

Tunga Salthammer (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-61367-0

Jul 2008

343 pages

Select type: E-Book



Indoor air quality has gained more and more attention in recent years. The book covers organic pollutants in indoor air, their sources, measurement, and evaluation. It is written from a chemical-analytical point of view. Therefore it fills a gap in the literature on this very topical subject.
The book is divided into four parts covering the measurement of organic pollutants, environmental test chambers, the release of organic compounds from indoor materials as well as investigation concepts and quality guidelines. Each section was written by an experienced expert. The authors work in Europe, the USA, and Australia. The book is adressed to chemists, physicists, biologists, and medical doctors at universities and research facilities, in industry and environmental laboratories as well as regulative bodies.
Measuring Organic Indoor Pollutants
The Use of Tenax and Active Charcoal as Adsorption Media for VOC
Sampling and Analysis of Aldehydes, Phenols and Diisocyanates
Sampling and Analysis of Biocides
Sampling and Analysis of PAH, PCB and PCDD/PCDF
Application of Passive Samplers
Real-Time Monitoring Devices
Determination of Biological Agents
Sensoric Evaluation of Indoor Air Quality
Standard Test Methods for Determination of VOC and SVOC in Automobiles
Glycols in Indoor Air
Environmental Test Chambers
The Field and Laboratory Emission Cell (FLEC)
Mathematical Modeling of Test Chamber Kinetics
Release of Organic Compounds from Indoor Materials
Occurrence of VOC in Indoor Air
Emission from Floor Coverings
Emission from Furniture
Emission from Household Products
Occurrence of Biocides in the Indoor Environment
Secondary Emission Sources
Release of VOC from Microorganisms
Biological Agents in Indoor Air
Investigation Concepts and Quality Guidelines for Organic Air Pollutants
Indoor Air Quality Guidelines
The TVOC Concept