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Indoor air pollution produced by man (carbon dioxide, odors)

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Abstract

Man contributes to indoor air pollution by the release of heat, humidity, carbon dioxide, particles, micro-organisms and body odours. The rise in temperature and the concentrations of the different pollutants depend on the number of persons in a room, the utilization of the room and the activities of the persons. Current parameters for the evaluation of man-made pollution in indoor air are carbon monoxide and odours. Experiments have been carried out in a test chamber under controlled conditions in order to determine the relations between carbon monoxide and odours, since these are two current parameters for the evaluation of man-made pollution in indoor air. In these experiments the variables were the number of persons in the room, the activity of the persons and the ventilation rate. For the measurement of odours a special method has been developed in which the undiluted air is tested by a test panel and compared with air containing two different pyridine concentrations. A significant relationship has been observed between the odour intensity and the carbon dioxide content of the air, and the correlation did not depend on the number of persons and the ventilation rate. At ventilation rates of 12 to 15 m3 per person  More>>
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Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1982
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-84-017155
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Schriftenr. Ver. Wasser, Boden, Lufthyg., Berlin Dahlem; (Germany, Federal Republic of); Journal Volume: 53
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; INDOOR AIR POLLUTION; SYNERGISM; CARBON DIOXIDE; CARBON MONOXIDE; HUMIDITY; MICROORGANISMS; ODOR; TEMPERATURE EFFECTS; TOBACCO SMOKES; AEROSOLS; AIR POLLUTION; CARBON COMPOUNDS; CARBON OXIDES; CHALCOGENIDES; COLLOIDS; DISPERSIONS; ORGANOLEPTIC PROPERTIES; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION; RESIDUES; SMOKES; SOLS; 500100* - Environment, Atmospheric- Basic Studies- (-1989); 560306 - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Man- (-1987)
OSTI ID:
5553464
Research Organizations:
Institut fuer Hygiene und Arbeitsphysiologie, Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule, Zuerich
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
German
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: SVWLA
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 11-16
Announcement Date:
Sep 01, 1983

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Wanner, H U. Indoor air pollution produced by man (carbon dioxide, odors). Germany: N. p., 1982. Web.
Wanner, H U. Indoor air pollution produced by man (carbon dioxide, odors). Germany.
Wanner, H U. 1982. "Indoor air pollution produced by man (carbon dioxide, odors)." Germany.
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title = {Indoor air pollution produced by man (carbon dioxide, odors)}
author = {Wanner, H U}
abstractNote = {Man contributes to indoor air pollution by the release of heat, humidity, carbon dioxide, particles, micro-organisms and body odours. The rise in temperature and the concentrations of the different pollutants depend on the number of persons in a room, the utilization of the room and the activities of the persons. Current parameters for the evaluation of man-made pollution in indoor air are carbon monoxide and odours. Experiments have been carried out in a test chamber under controlled conditions in order to determine the relations between carbon monoxide and odours, since these are two current parameters for the evaluation of man-made pollution in indoor air. In these experiments the variables were the number of persons in the room, the activity of the persons and the ventilation rate. For the measurement of odours a special method has been developed in which the undiluted air is tested by a test panel and compared with air containing two different pyridine concentrations. A significant relationship has been observed between the odour intensity and the carbon dioxide content of the air, and the correlation did not depend on the number of persons and the ventilation rate. At ventilation rates of 12 to 15 m3 per person and hour the carbon dioxide concentration was below 0.15% and the odour intensity was characterized as being only little annoying. Higher ventilation rates are necessary during physical activity and in rooms with tobacco smoke. The minimum ventilation rates as deduced from the laboratory experiments are compared to known standards.}
journal = {Schriftenr. Ver. Wasser, Boden, Lufthyg., Berlin Dahlem; (Germany, Federal Republic of)}
volume = {53}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Germany}
year = {1982}
month = {Jan}
}