A pilot study on the effect of indoor particle sources on indoor particle concentration in residential houses

Gilbert, Dale, He, Congrong, Loveday, Jane, & Morawska, Lidia (2003) A pilot study on the effect of indoor particle sources on indoor particle concentration in residential houses. In Kwok Wai, Tham, Sekhar, Chandra, & Cheong, David (Eds.) Proceedings of 7th International Conference Healthy Buildings 2003, Stallion Press, National University of Singapore, Singapore, pp. 123-128.

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Characterization of indoor particle sources from 14 residential houses in Brisbane, Australia, was performed. The approximation of PM2.5 and the submicrometre particle number concentrations were measured simultaneously for more than 48 h in the kitchen of all the houses by using a photometer (DustTrak) and a condensation particle counter (CPC), respectively. From the real time indoor particle concentration data and a diary of indoor activities, the indoor particle sources were identified. The study found that among the indoor activities recorded in this study, frying, grilling, stove use, toasting, cooking pizza, smoking, candle vaporizing eucalyptus oil and fan heater use, could elevate the indoor particle number concentration levels by more than five times. The indoor approximation of PM2.5 concentrations could be close to 90 times, 30 times and three times higher than the background levels during grilling, frying and smoking, respectively.

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ID Code: 25040
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9810499744
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000) > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT (050200) > Environmental Monitoring (050206)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 17 Jun 2009 14:53
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:01

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