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Title: Evaluating sources of indoor air pollution

Abstract

Scientists and engineers in the Indoor Air Brand of EPS'a Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory are conducting research to increase the state of knowledge concerning indoor air pollution factors. A three phase program is being implemented. The purpose of this paper is to show how their approach can be used to evaluate specific sources of indoor air pollution. Pollutants from two sources are examined: para-dichlorobenzene emissions from moth crystal cakes; and particulate emissions from unvented kerosene heaters.

Authors:
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  1. (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC (US))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6996874
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6996874
Report Number(s):
CONF-880679--
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 81. annual meeting of Air Pollution Control Association, Dallas, TX (USA), 19-24 Jun 1988; Other Information: Technical Paper 88-110.2; Related Information: Volume 6
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; HOUSES; POLLUTION SOURCES; INDOOR AIR POLLUTION; EVALUATION; AIR POLLUTION MONITORING; AIR QUALITY; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CHLORINATED AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS; HEATING SYSTEMS; KEROSENE; NORTH CAROLINA; PARTICULATES; POLLUTANTS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; US EPA; VENTILATION; AIR POLLUTION; AROMATICS; BUILDINGS; ENERGY SYSTEMS; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; FEDERAL REGION IV; FUELS; HALOGENATED AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS; LIQUID FUELS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NORTH AMERICA; ORGANIC CHLORINE COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; PARTICLES; PETROLEUM PRODUCTS; POLLUTION; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; US ORGANIZATIONS; USA 540120* -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-); 320107 -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Building Systems-- (1987-); 290300 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Environment, Health, & Safety

Citation Formats

Tichenor, B.A., Sparks, L.E., White, J.B., and Jackson, M.D. Evaluating sources of indoor air pollution. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Tichenor, B.A., Sparks, L.E., White, J.B., & Jackson, M.D. Evaluating sources of indoor air pollution. United States.
Tichenor, B.A., Sparks, L.E., White, J.B., and Jackson, M.D. Fri . "Evaluating sources of indoor air pollution". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {Scientists and engineers in the Indoor Air Brand of EPS'a Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory are conducting research to increase the state of knowledge concerning indoor air pollution factors. A three phase program is being implemented. The purpose of this paper is to show how their approach can be used to evaluate specific sources of indoor air pollution. Pollutants from two sources are examined: para-dichlorobenzene emissions from moth crystal cakes; and particulate emissions from unvented kerosene heaters.},
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year = {Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1988},
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