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The elemental composition and characteristics of indoor dust in Brisbane homes after the 2011 flood

He, Congrong, Crilley, Leigh R., Ling, Xuan, Morawska, Lidia, Knibbs, Luke D., Ayoko, Godwin A., & Cheung, Hing Cho (2012) The elemental composition and characteristics of indoor dust in Brisbane homes after the 2011 flood. 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 (Unpublished)

Abstract

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 and dust could potentially be elevated. However, swift action to remove wet materials can help to reduce moisture and humidity in flooded houses, in an effort to improve indoor air quality in and around flooded areas. In order to gain an understanding of the effect of flooding on the concentration of inorganic elements in indoor dust, field measurements were carried out during 21 March and 3 May, 2011.

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ID Code: 54372
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: particle, residential houses, indoor air
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EARTH SCIENCES (040000) > ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES (040100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EARTH SCIENCES (040000) > ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES (040100) > Atmospheric Aerosols (040101)
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: 30 Oct 2012 08:34
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2012 10:29

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