Indoor Air / Edition 1

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This timely guide covers the various types of indoor air pollution posing serious health risk to humans and demonstrates today's most effective methods for controlling the quality of indoor air.
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For those who wish to gain a better understanding of the indoor air pollution problems as well as for practicing engineers who need detailed information about indoor pollutants and mitigation methods, this guide considers the various types of indoor air pollutants that are posing serious health risks, and describes the latest and most effective methods for controlling the quality of indoor air. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780134639772
  • Publisher: Pearson Technology Group 2
  • Publication date: 4/8/1993
  • Edition description: FACSIMILE
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Nature of the Problem 1
2 Risk Assessment 11
2.2 Definitions and Quantification 12
2.3 Uncertainties 18
3 Volatile Organic Pollutants 20
3.2 Health Effects and Standards 22
3.3 Sources and Indoor Concentrations 28
3.4 Sampling and Measurement 43
3.5 Specific Control Strategies 52
4 Inorganic Gaseous Pollutants 66
4.2 Health Effects and Standards 70
4.3 Sources and Indoor Concentrations 74
4.4 Sampling and Measurement 85
4.5 Specific Control Strategies 90
5 Heavy Metals 106
5.2 Health Effects and Standards 107
5.3 Sources and Indoor Concentrations 107
5.4 Sampling and Measurement 110
5.5 Specific Control Strategies 112
6 Respirable Particulates 116
6.2 Particle Deposition in the Respiratory Tract 118
6.3 Health Effects and Standards 122
6.4 Sources and Indoor Concentrations 124
6.5 Sampling And Measurement 130
6.6 Specific Control Strategies 134
7 Bioaerosols 143
7.2 Health Effects and Standards 145
7.3 Sources 147
7.4 Sampling and Measurement 148
7.5 Specific Control Strategies 157
8 Radon 164
8.2 Health Effects and Standards 165
8.3 Sources 170
8.4 Sampling and Measurement 178
8.5 Specific Control Strategies 190
9 Absorption Applications 205
9.2 Fundamentals 206
9.3 Column Design 212
9.4 Mass Transfer Correlations 221
9.5 Application to Dehumidification and Pollutant Control 225
10 Adsorption Methods 235
10.2 Fundamentals 236
10.3 Fundamentals of Dynamic Adsorption 246
10.4 Application of Selected Adsorbents to Indoor Air Pollution Problems 253
10.5 Co-Adsorption in Fixed Beds 266
App. A Unit Conversion Factors and Constants 275
App. B Conversion of Parts Per Million (ppm) to mg/m[superscript 3] 277
App. C Pollutants Identified in Various Products 279
App. D Radon Concentrations in U.S. Counties 281
App. E Dew Point Curves for Air Over Various Liquid Desiccants 310
Author Index 315
Subject Index 325
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