Indoor Air Pollution: Part F / Edition 1

Indoor Air Pollution: Part F / Edition 1

by Peter Pluschke
     
 

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ISBN-10: 3642059260

ISBN-13: 9783642059261

Pub. Date: 12/08/2010

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

Indoor Air Pollution has become a major topic in environmental research and health. Most people spend more than 80% of their time in buildings and are exposed to a broad range of pollutants from indoor sources such as building materials, furniture, carpets and textiles, heating and cooking, household and consumer products, etc. The volume provides a comprehensive

Overview

Indoor Air Pollution has become a major topic in environmental research and health. Most people spend more than 80% of their time in buildings and are exposed to a broad range of pollutants from indoor sources such as building materials, furniture, carpets and textiles, heating and cooking, household and consumer products, etc. The volume provides a comprehensive review of the major indoor air pollutants: volatile organic compounds, biocides, indoor particles and fibres, combustion products and micro-organisms and their metabolites. Sources and sinks of air pollutants in indoor environments and their chemistry are distinctly different from ambient air pollution, even though the latter may influence indoor air quality. Adsorption and desorption processes, the pollutant source dynamics, gas phase reactions and kinetics - including the fate and final chemical destiny of chemically unstable intermediate compounds - are topics of scientific research as well as the evaluation of their sensory impact and irritation potential. Guidelines for assessing indoor pollution and a broad range of analytical methods have been recently developed and are reviewed by internationally renowned scientists. The specific characteristics of indoor air pollution in developing countries due to the widespread use of open fires for cooking, heating and lighting are analysed as well as the Chinese strategies to address the growing pollution problems by air pollution in its modern building stock.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642059261
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
12/08/2010
Series:
The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry / Air Pollution (Closed)
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2004
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

G. Ayoko: Organic Compounds (VOC) in Indoor Environments. Sources - Reactivity - Impact on Indoor Air Quality.- T. Salthammer: Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from Products and Materials in Indoor Environments.- B. Tichenor: Adsorption and Desorption of Pollutants to/from Indoor Surfaces.- W. Butte: Sources and Impacts of Pesticides in the Indoor Environments.- L. Morawska: Indoor Particles, Combustion Products and Fibres.- H. Schleibinger: Indoor Air Pollution by Micro-organisms and Their Metabolites.- P. Bluyssen: Sensory Evaluation of Indoor Air Pollution Sources.- K. Balakrishnan: Biomass Smoke and Health Risks - The Situation in Developing Countries.- H. Jiming: Strategies for Healthy Indoor Environments - a Chinese view.

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