The fungal index is a biological climate-parameter, which represents the environmental capacity toallow fungal growth. The author developed software that determines the computed fungal index,which was estimated using the Excel software "INDEX" from the measured temperature and relativehumidity. The computed fungal index and the measured fungal index, determined using a fungaldetector encapsulating fungal spores, were determined in 10 rooms in six dwelling houses. Thecomputed fungal index values were generally close to those of the measured fungal index in rooms.The computed and measured fungal index values showed a positive correlation, and the correlationcoefficient between these fungal index values was 0.91 (p=0.01).
MEASURED FUNGAL INDEX DETERMINED USING FUNGAL GROWTH AND COMPUTED FUNGAL INDEX BASED ON TEMPERATURE AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY IN HOUSES
The 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation & Energy Conservation in Buildings IAQVEC 2007, Oct. 28 - 31 2007, Sendai, Japan