STP957

    Indoor Air Quality Measurements

    Published: Jan 1987


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    Abstract

    Measurements of contaminants and other parameters in indoor environments present unique challenges to researchers because of the variety of building types to be monitored, the presence of occupants, the large number of potential contaminant sources, and the high degree of temporal and spatial variation of contaminant concentrations.

    Selection of monitors and sampling methods for indoor air quality monitoring requires careful consideration of numerous factors. Considerations related to the design of the indoor monitoring program as well as factors related to monitor and sampler performance must be evaluated. Practical considerations related to sampling in occupied environments play an important role in the selection of measurement devices.

    This paper discusses general concepts that should be considered in the selection of instrumentation for monitoring indoor air quality. Specific instrumentation and methods are not reviewed, but examples of instrumentation and monitoring approaches are provided for researchers unfamiliar with indoor air quality monitoring.

    Keywords:

    air quality, indoor air quality, air pollution, air pollution monitoring, analytical methods (air), calibration, sampling, atmospheric measurements


    Author Information:

    Fortmann, RC
    Assistant director, Indoor Environment Division; director, Indoor Environment Division; senior research scientist, GEOMET Technologies, Inc., Germantown, MD

    Nagda, NL
    Assistant director, Indoor Environment Division; director, Indoor Environment Division; senior research scientist, GEOMET Technologies, Inc., Germantown, MD

    Koontz, MD
    Assistant director, Indoor Environment Division; director, Indoor Environment Division; senior research scientist, GEOMET Technologies, Inc., Germantown, MD


    Paper ID: STP25700S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D22.05

    DOI: 10.1520/STP25700S


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