Indoor Environment: Airborne Particles and Settled Dust / Edition 1

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book will be mainly of interest to research scientists,...,itshould be easily intelligible to air conditioning engineers, and toarchitects interested in environmental design who have mastered theprinciples 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 suchbook to appear dealing with particles in indoor air."
Applied Organometallic Chemistry,
Vol.19, No.1, January 2005

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783527305254
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/28/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 467
  • Product dimensions: 6.91 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Lidia Morawska is an Associate Professor at the School ofPhysical and Chemical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology(QUT) in Brisbane, Australia and the Director of the InternationalLaboratory for Air Quality and Health at QUT. She conductsfundamental and applied research in the interdisciplinary field ofair quality and its impact on human health and the environment witha specific focus on fine and ultrafine particles.
Professor Morawska is a physicists and received her doctorate atthe Jagiellonian University, Poland for research on radon and itsprogeny. Prior to joining QUT she spent several years in Canadaconducting research first at McMaster University in Hamilton andlater at the University of Toronto. Lidia Morawska is an author ofa large number of papers and book chapter. She has also beeninvolved at the executive level with a number of relevant nationaland international professional bodies and has been acting as anadviser to the World Health Organization. She is currently thePresident of the International Society of the Indoor Air Qualityand Climate.

Tunga Salthammer holds a diploma degree in chemistry(1986) and PhD in Physical Chemistry (1990) from the TechnicalUniversity of Braunschweig, Germany. In 1989 he conducted researchat the Physics Department of Strathclyde University in Glasgow, UK.He joined the Fraunhofer-Institute for Wood Research,Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institute (WKI) in 1990, where he currently servesas Head of the Department “Chemical Technology andEnvironmental Research”. In 2003 he joined the University ofApplied Sciences Branschweig-Wolfenbüttel as a Professor forIndoor Hygiene. He has been elected to the International Academy ofIndoor Air Sciences (IAIAS), and is a member of the Editorial Boardof the journal “Indoor Air”. His research interestsinclude analytical chemistry, VOC/SVOC emission studies on indoormaterials using test chambers and cells, chemical reactions in theindoor environment (Indoor chemistry), airborne particles andsettled dust.

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Table of Contents



List of Contributors

List of Symbols and Abbreviations.


Fundamentals of Indoor Particles and Settled Dust (L. Morawska& T. Salthammer).


Introduction to Sampling and Measurement Techniques (L. Morawska& T. Salthammer).

Measurement of Airborne Particles (A. Schmidt-Ott & Z.Ristovski).

Sampling of Surface Dust in Buildings (T. Schneider).

Analysis of Chemical and Biological Properties (K.BéruBém, et al.).


Organic Compounds Adsorbed on Particles and Settled House Dust(G. Ayoko & E. Uhde).

Indoor Chemistry as a Source of Particles (C.Weschler). 

Particle Concentration Levels and Size DistributionCharacteristics in Residential and Non-Industrial WorkplaceEnvironments (L. Morawska & C. He).

Asbestos and Mineral Fibers (D. Bake).

Environmental Tobacco Smoke Particles (W. Nazaroff & N.Klepeis).

The Effect of Filtration in Heating, Ventilation, andAir-Conditioning Systems (D. Ensor, et al.). 

Motor vehicle Emissions as a Source of Indoor Particles (L.Morawska).

Modeling of Indoor Particle Concentration (M. Jamriska).

The Phenomenon of "Black Magic Dust" in Housing Units (M.Wensing, et al.).


Assessment of Exposure to Airborne Particles (M. Singh & C.Sioutas).

Health Effects of Airborne Dust and Particulate Matter Indoors:A Review of Three Climate Chambers Studies (L. Mølhave).

Reference Values of Environmental Pollutants in House Dust (W.Butte).

Subject Index.

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