Control strategies for sub-micrometer particles indoors: model study of air filtration and ventilation

Jamriska, Milan, Morawska, Lidia, & Ensor, David S. (2003) Control strategies for sub-micrometer particles indoors: model study of air filtration and ventilation. Indoor Air, 13(2), pp. 96-105.

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The effects of air filtration and ventilation on indoor particles were investigated using a single-zone mathematical model. Particle concentration indoors was predicted for several I/O conditions representing scenarios likely to occur in naturally and mechanically ventilated buildings. The effects were studied for static and dynamic conditions in a hypothetical office building. The input parameters were based on real-world data. For conditions with high particle concentrations outdoors, it is recommended to reduce the amount of outdoor air delivered indoors and the necessary reduction level can be quantified by the model simulation. Consideration should also be given to the thermal comfort and minimum outdoor air required for occupants. For conditions dominated by an indoor source, it is recommended to increase the amount of outdoor air delivered indoors and to reduce the amount of return air. Air filtration and ventilation reduce particle concentrations indoors, with the overall effect depending on efficiency, location and the number of filters applied. The assessment of indoor air quality for specific conditions could be easily calculated by the model using user-defined input parameters.

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ID Code: 5797
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1034/j.1600-0668.2003.00184.x
ISSN: 0905-6947
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EARTH SCIENCES (040000) > ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES (040100) > Atmospheric Sciences not elsewhere classified (040199)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Blackwell Publishing
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Deposited On: 12 Dec 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:00

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