Ventilation effectiveness in multizone buildings.


Measurement of ventilation effectiveness parameters in an electronics factory.

Avery largeelectronics factory had beencompletely refurbished, and new mechanical ventilation systems installed. In an area of the factory where the principal activity was the bench assembly of small components, there were persistent complaints of eye nose and throat irritations, and absenteeism among the workforce was excessive. Careful examination of the environment had failed to identify any significant contaminants in the air. The situationwas similar to the SickBuilding Syndrome in office buildings.