Sampling and monitoring toxic gases in indoor environments

A discussion of different approaches to indoor air pollutant monitoring is presented. Indoor sampler design criteria are outlined. Grab samplers, personal samplers, passive and single-use devices, and in-situ measurement instruments are compared to novel, syringe/adsorbent tube samplers. These instruments provide automated, sequential, time-averaged collection of avariety of indoor pollutants, including hydrocarbon/halocarbon organic vapours, CO, CO2, HCOH, tobacco smoke, combustion and odorous mixtures, and particulate matter. In addition, the samplers can be used in infiltration studies.

Flow visualisation with stroboscopic illumination to provide an unambiguous record of direction

Describes a novel modification of stroboscopic illumination used to give an unambiguous record of the direction of the flow in an otherwise conventional visualisation of a complex three dimensional air flow. The flow was seeded with small soap bubbles which were viewed by scattered light. Each flash of light was split into two periods of unequal length, separated by a short extinction, thereby marking the direction of flow on the photographs. The technique allows a more complete determination of the velocity field than can be obtained by the usual stroboscopic method.

A comparison of an automated continuous formaldehyde analyser with passive dosimeters

A microprocessor-controlled, five point, all-teflon sequential air sampling system interfaced to a continuous formaldehyde analyser, the CEA model TGM 555 Air Monitor which uses the pararosaniline colorimetric method was used tomeasure the seaso

A study on indoor radon

The results of our investigations in the Federal Republic of Germany on the Rn-222 and Rn-220 daughter product concentration in dwellings and in the open air are presented. The median Rn-222 concentration indoors was approximately 4 times hig

Ventilation in industrial buildings. Final report

The problems associated with the measurement of ventilation rates and air movement patterns in large single cell buildings which were unoccupied and unheated were investigated using the tracer gases nitrous oxide and sulphur hexafluoride.