Sensory pollution and microbial contamination of ventilation filters.

The sensory pollution load and microbial contamination of glass-fibre filters at high and low relative humidity were investigated in an experimental set-up in the laboratory. Dust and particles from the outdoor air were collected in two EU7 glass-fibre filters for a pre-conditioning period of 16-18 weeks during which there was a constant airflow with a velocity of 1.9 m/s through the filters. One of the filters was exposed to outdoor air of approximately 40% relative humidity and 10°C, the other to outdoor air of approximately 80% relative humidity and S0 C.

Effectiveness of a heat recovery ventilator, an outdoor air intake damper and an electrostatic particulate filter at controlling indoor air quality in residential buildings.

A preliminary study of the potential for using central forced-air heating and cooling system modifications to control indoor air quality (IAQ) in residential buildings was performed. The main objective was to provide insight into the potential of three IAQ control options to mitigate residential IAQ problems, the pollutant sources the controls are most likely to impact, and the potential limitations of the controls. Another important objective was to identify key issues related to the use of multizone models to study residential IAQ and to identify areas for follow-up work.

Determining IAQ dynamic response to emissions.

To achieve acceptable indoor air quality (IAQ), ASHRAE Standard 62-1989 recommends the use of the alternative IAQ procedure. The IAQ procedure can treat both constant-volume and variable-air-volume (VAV) with constant or proportional outside airflow rates. The relationships in Appendix E of the standard must be used in conjunction with the IAQ procedure to directly calculate indoor air contaminant concentrations in an occupied space.

Glass fibre emission from air filters