Fisk W J.
Bibliographic info:
Indoor Air. Vol.5. Buildings, Ventilation and Thermal Climate. Edited by B Berglund, T Lindvall, J Sundell. Swedish Council for Building Research, 1984. 187-192, 5 figs, 1 tab, 14 refs.

Ventilation is widely used to help maintain acceptable indoor pollutant concentrations. In this paper, the relationships between ventilation rate and indoor concentration are examined by the use of mass balance models and measured data. It is shown that the pollutant source strength and pollutant removal by processes other than ventilation can have a large impact on the indoor concentration and that maintenance of a typical ventilation rate does not ensure an acceptable indoor concentration. The importance of avoiding unusually low ventilation rates and of minimising pollutant source strengths is emphasised.