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Environmental Science Reference from C.H.I.P.S.

Indoor Environment:
Airborne Particles and Settled Dust

edited by Lidia Morawska
and Tunga Salthammer


Covering the fundamentals of air-borne particles and settled dust in the indoor environment, this handy reference investigates:

  • Relevant definitions and terminology
  • Characteristics
  • Sources
  • Sampling techniques and instrumentation
  • Exposure assessment
  • Monitoring methods

The result is a useful and comprehensive overview for chemists, physicists and biologists, postgraduate students, medical practitioners, occupational health professionals, building owners and managers, building, construction and air-conditioning engineers, architects, environmental lawyers, government and regulatory professionals.

Contents

List of Symbols and Abbreviations

  1. Fundamentals
    • Fundamentals of Indoor Particles and Settled Dust

  2. Sampling and Measurement
    • Introduction to Sampling and Measurement Techniques
    • Measurement of Airborne Particles
    • Sampling of Surface Dust in Buildings
    • Analysis of Chemical and Biological Properties

  3. Applications and Case Studies
    • Organic and Inorganic Compounds Adsorbed on Particles and Settled House Dust
    • Indoor Chemistry as a Source of Particles
    • Particle Concentration Levels and Size Distribution Characteristics in the Residential and Non-Industrial Workplace Environments
    • Asbestos and Mineral Fibers
    • Environmental Tobacco Smoke Particles
    • The Effect of Filtration, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems
    • Motor Vehicle Emissions as a Source of Indoor Particles
    • Modeling of Indoor Particle Concentration
    • The Phenomenon of "Black Magic Dust" in Housing Units

  4. Exposure and Risk Assessment
    • Assessment of Exposure to Airborne Particles.
    • Health Effects of Airborne Dust and Particulate Matter Indoors: A Review of Three Climate Chamber Studies
    • Reference Values of Environmental Pollutants in House Dust

Subject Index

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Airborne Particles and Settled Dust

edited by Lidia Morawska and Tunga Salthammer
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