Bjorling, M.; Stymne, H.; Mattsson, M.; Blomqvist, C.
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The 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation & Energy Conservation in Buildings IAQVEC 2007, Oct. 28 - 31 2007, Sendai, Japan

High local concentrations of a pollutant can be the result of high local emission rates of the pollutant orinsufficient ventilation. Using tracer gases to map the ventilation in multi-zone buildings combined withmeasurements of the local pollutant concentration provide the means to discriminate between thesecauses. In a similar manner, the propagation rate of pollutants from a source to a target zone and theemission rate of the pollutants at the source may be determined quantitatively.The paper presents both the theoretical framework for the techniques and experimental examples ofthe proposed methods.