Investigation of indoor and outdoor particle concentrations in Brisbane houses after the 2011 flood disaster

He, Congrong, Ling, Xuan, Salonen, Heidi, Cheung, Hing Cho, Knibbs, Luke D., & Morawska, Lidia (2012) Investigation of indoor and outdoor particle concentrations in Brisbane houses after the 2011 flood disaster. In Healthy Buildings 2012, 10th International Conference, Official Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, 8-12 July 2012, Brsibane Exhibition and Convention Centre, Brisbane, QLD. (Unpublished)


Many Brisbane houses were affected by water inundation as a result of the flooding event which occurred in January 2011. The combination of waterlogged materials and large amounts of silt and organic debris in affected homes gave rise to a situation where exposures to airborne particles could potentially be elevated. However, swift action to remove wet materials and dry out the building structures can help to reduce moisture and humidity in flooded houses, in an effort to prevent the growth of bacteria and mould and improve indoor air quality in and around flooded areas. To test this hypothesis, field measurements were carried out during 21 March and 3 May, 2011.

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ID Code: 54351
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: particle number, PM10, residential houses, indoor air, I/O ratio
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EARTH SCIENCES (040000) > ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES (040100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000) > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT (050200) > Environmental Monitoring (050206)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 the Authors
Deposited On: 28 Oct 2012 22:59
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2012 08:44

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