The issue of aircraft air quality is attracting considerable attention of late, as access to public air travel has expanded exponentially. Aircrew and passengers are increasingly concerned about operating and service decisions that could affect their health, comfort, and safety. The editor of this volume invited a wide range of experts to provide an in-depth treatment of virtually all aspects of aircraft cabin air quality. The topics are covered at a level comprehensible to all who fly as well as being of sufficient depth to be informative to decision makers concerned with purchase, design, operation, and servicing of passenger aircraft.
Topics are grouped under: Control of Aircraft Cabin Air Quality; Possible Effects of Low Humidity, Decreased Outside Air Flows; and Effects of Some Aircraft Malfunctions on Cabin Air Quality. The volume concludes with Air Quality Systems for Related Enclosed Spaces, in which chapters cover air quality in buildings, ships, submarines, and spacecraft, which provide novel approaches potentially applicable to aircraft.
Table of Contents
Martin Dechow, Claire Nurcombe: Aircraft Environmental Control Systems.- Judith Murawski: Occupational and Public Health Risks.- Nadia Boschi, Fariborz Haghighat: Aircraft Cabin Air: Environmental Requirements.- Neil Pollock: Human Physical Stresses at Normal and Abnormal Cabin Pressures.- Paul Giangrande: Air Travel and Thrombosis.- John Moyle, Helen Muir: Disruptive Behaviour ('Air Rage'), Possible Aetiology.- Harriet Burge: Airplanes and Infectious Disease.- Dick Menzies: Microbial Contamination in Airplane Cabins: Health Effects and Remediation.- Judith Murawski: Insecticide Use in Occupied Areas of Aircraft.- Chris van Netten: Aircraft Air Quality Incidents: Causes, Exposures, and Possible Solutions.- Susan Michaelis. Chris Winder: Malfunction Incident Causation, Regulatory Aspects, Reporting and Rates.- Chris Winder, Susan Michaelis: Crew Effects from Toxic Exposures on Aircraft.- Richard Best, Susan Michaelis: Design, Servicing, and Policy Measures to Decrease Frequency and Severity of Toxic Events.- Susan Michaelis, Tristan Loraine: (Aircraft) Cabin Air Filtration and Related Technologies: Requirements, Present Practice and Prospects.- James Cone: Cabin Air Quality Trends Relative to Ground Level Standards.- Clifford Weisel: Automobile, Bus, and Rail Passenger Air Quality.- Anthony Webster, Gillian Reynolds: Indoor Air Quality on Passenger Ships.- Waldemar Mazurek: Submarine Atmospheres.- Lila Mulloth, John Finn: Spacecraft Air.