A Computational Model for the Prediction and Evaluation of Formaldehyde Concentration in Residential Buildings / E. Panzhauser, A. Mahdavi
- Conference Author:
- Modeling of Indoor Air Quality and Exposure (1992 : Pittsburgh, PA)
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- 1 online resource (14 pages) : illustrations, figures, tables
- Additional Creators:
- Mahdavi, A.
American Society for Testing and Materials
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- Over the last few years, increasing attention has been paid to the problem of indoor air pollution and especially critical indoor formaldehyde concentrations. Some recent developments in the building's interior systems and components (new materials, new furniture elements, and so forth) combined with some features of modern construction technology (for example, air-tight windows and envelopes), has aggravated the risk of potentially hazardous pollutant concentrations. As a practical contribution to the solution of the problem of formaldehyde concentration in Austrian residential buildings, a computer-aided model was developed to simulate the processes of formaldehyde emission and concentration in indoor air. Using this interactive model, the effective concentrations of formaldehyde can be simulated and represented for a variety of input data (emission sources, temperature, relative humidity, air exchange rates, and so forth). This model can be used by building owners, managers, designers, and occupants. To gather the necessary empirical data, a diagnostic unit was constructed to test a number of commonly applied products in the Austrian building market (mainly furniture elements and particle boards)
- Dates of Publication and/or Sequential Designation:
- Volume 1993, Issue 1205 (January 1993)
- 9780803152519 (e-ISBN)
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- text file PDF
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- Includes bibliographical references 6.
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- Electronic reproduction. W. Conshohocken, Pa. : ASTM International, 1993. Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.
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