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Indoor air quality handbook
Spengler, John D.
Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill, [2001]

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1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 24 cm
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A handbook on indoor air quality. It discusses how to: evaluate mechanical system performance; determine actual building ventilation rates; determine pathways of air movements through buildings; assess contaminants present in buildings; and evaluate/intake geometries to minimize contamination of air intake. There are charts and tables to assist in the design of new or remodelled structures, along with all major formulae and calculations, codes and standards.

Table of Contents

John D. Spengler and Jonathan M. Samet and John F. McCarthyD. Michelle AddingtonHoward S. Brightman and Nanette MossWilliam J. FiskJohn D. Spengler and Qingyan (Yan) Chen and Kumkum M. DilwaliRichard C. DiamondDavid W. BeargJerry F. LudwigBruce N. McDonald and Ming OuyangDwight M. UnderhillEdward A. NardellClifford C. Federspiel and John E. Seem and Kirk H. DreesMartin W. LiddamentJohn H. KloteAlison G. KwokDavid P. WyonSoren K. KjaergaardDale K. TillerTyrrell S. BurtJ. Enrique Cometto-MunizRichard A. Duffee and Martha A. O'BrienP. Ole FangerYves Alarie and Gunnar Damgard Nielsen and Michelle M. SchaperYves AlarieLars MolhaveAnnette C. RohrNicholas A. AshfordJohannes RingMichael L. BurrJonathan M. Samet and Sophia S. WangW. Gene TuckerThad GodishLance A. WallaceRuthann RudelRobert G. LewisDonna J. VorheesJose VallarinoStephen K. BrownThomas SchneiderJonathan M. SametMark C. Swanson and Charles E. Reed and Loren W. Hunt and John W. YungingerTheodore A. Myatt and Donald K. MiltonThomas A. E. Platts-MillsMichael L. MuilenbergHarriet A. BurgeCarol Y. RaoEdward A. NardellBrenda E. BarryEd Light and Tedd NathansonPeter A. Nelson and Richard FogartyNiren L. Nagda and Harry E. RectorAndrew K. PersilyGary J. RawMichael HodgsonBarbara Curbow and David J. Laflamme and Jacqueline AgnewClifford C. FederspielPhilip DemokritouLeslie E. SparksQingyan (Yan) Chen and Leon R. GlicksmanHal LevinJohn F. McCarthy and Michael J. DykensKevin M. CoghlanTedd NathansonJan Kildeso and Thomas SchneiderJohn F. McCarthy and John D. SpenglerJudith S. Schreiber and Elizabeth and J. Prohonic and Gregory SmeadMichael BrauerClifford P. WeiselJouni J. K. JaakkolaPamela R. D. WilliamsMark Diamond
Contributorsp. xxv
Acknowledgmentsp. xxix
Part 1 Introduction
Chapter 1. Introduction to the IAQ Handbookp. 3
Chapter 2. The History and Future of Ventilationp. 1
Chapter 3. Sick Building Syndrome Studies and the Compilation of Normative and Comparative Valuesp. 1
Chapter 4. Estimates of Potential Nationwide Productivity and Health Benefits from Better Indoor Environments: An Updatep. 1
Chapter 5 Indoor Air Quality Factors in Designing a Healthy Buildingp. 1
Part 2 Building Systems
Chapter 6. An Overview of the U.S. Building Stockp. 3
Chapter 7. HVAC Systemsp. 1
Chapter 8. HVAC Subystemsp. 1
Chapter 9. Air Cleaning--Particlesp. 1
Chapter 10. Removal of Gases and Vaporsp. 1
Chapter 11. Disinfecting Airp. 1
Chapter 12. Controlling Building Functionsp. 1
Chapter 13. Ventilation Strategiesp. 1
Chapter 14. Building Fires and Smoke Managementp. 1
Part 3 Human Responses
Chapter 15. Thermal Comfort Concepts and Guidelinesp. 3
Chapter 16. Thermal Effects on Performancep. 1
Chapter 17. The Irritated Eye in Indoor Environmentp. 1
Chapter 18. Lighting Recommendationsp. 1
Chapter 19. The Acoustic Environment: Responses to Soundp. 1
Chapter 20. Physicochemical Basis for Odor and Irritation Potency of VOCsp. 1
Chapter 21. Response to Odorsp. 1
Chapter 22. Perceived Air Quality and Ventilation Requirementsp. 1
Chapter 23. Animal Bioassays for Evaluation of Indoor Air Qualityp. 1
Chapter 24. Computerized Animal Bioassay to Evaluate the Effects of Airborne Chemicals on the Respiratory Tractp. 1
Chapter 25. Sensory Irritation in Humans Caused by Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) as Indoor Air Pollutants: A Summary of 12 Exposure Experimentsp. 1
Chapter 26. Methods for Assessing Irritation Effects in IAQ Field and Laboratory Studiesp. 1
Chapter 27. Multiple Chemical Intolerance and Indoor Air Quality Claudia S. Millerp. 1
Chapter 28. Environmentally Induced Skin Disordersp. 1
Part 4 Indoor Pollutants
Chapter 29. Combustion Porductsp. 3
Chapter 30. Environmental Tobacco Smokep. 1
Chapter 31. Volatile Organic Compoundsp. 1
Chapter 32. Aldehydesp. 1
Chapter 33. Assessing Human Exposure to Volatile Organic Compoundsp. 1
Chapter 34. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Phthalates, and Phenolsp. 1
Chapter 35. Pesticidesp. 1
Chapter 36. Polychlorinated Biphenylsp. 1
Chapter 37. Fibersp. 1
Chapter 38. Asbestosp. 1
Chapter 39. Synthetic Vitreous Fibersp. 1
Chapter 40. Radonp. 1
Chapter 41. Latexp. 1
Chapter 42. Endotoxinsp. 1
Chapter 43. Allergens Derived from Arthropods and Domestic Animalsp. 1
Chapter 44. Pollen in Indoor Air: Sources, Exposures, and Health Effectsp. 1
Chapter 45. The Fungip. 1
Chapter 46. Toxigenic Fungi in the Indoor Environmentp. 1
Chapter 47. Tuberculosisp. 1
Chapter 48. Legionellap. 1
Part 5 Assessing IAQ
Chapter 49. Strategies and Methodologies to Investigate Buildingsp. 3
Chapter 50. Tracking Ultrafine Particles in Building Investigationsp. 1
Chapter 51. Instruments and Methods for Measuring Indoor Air Qualityp. 1
Chapter 52. Measuring Ventilation Performancep. 1
Chapter 53. Assessing Occupant Reaction to Indoor Air Qualityp. 1
Chapter 54. Building-Related Diseasep. 1
Chapter 55. Methods to Assess Workplace Stress and Psychosocial Factorsp. 1
Chapter 56. Cost of Responding to Complaintsp. 1
Chapter 57. Modeling IAQ and Building Dynamicsp. 1
Chapter 58. Indoor Air Quality Modelingp. 1
Chapter 59. Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics for Indoor Air Quality Studiesp. 1
Part 6 Preventing Indoor Environmental Problems
Chapter 60. Indoor Air Quality by Designp. 3
Chapter 61. Building Commissioning for Mechanical Systemsp. 1
Chapter 62. Prevention during Remodeling Restorationp. 1
Chapter 63. Prevention and Maintenance Operationsp. 1
Chapter 64. Prevention with Cleaningp. 1
Part 7 Special Indoor Environments
Chapter 65. Indoor Environmental Quality in Hospitalsp. 3
Chapter 66. Residential Exposure to Volatile Organic Compounds from Nearby Commercial Facilitiesp. 1
Chapter 67. Recreation Buildingsp. 1
Chapter 68. Transportationp. 1
Chapter 69. Day-Care Centers and Healthp. 1
Part 8 Risk Assessment and Litigation
Chapter 70. The Risk Analysis Framework: Risk Assessment, Risk Management, and Risk Communicationp. 3
Chapter 71. IAQ and the Lawp. 1