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Indoor environment : airborne particles and settled dust
Morawska, L. (Lidia)
Publication Information:
Weinheim ; [Great Britain] : Wiley-VCH, [2003]

Physical Description:
xvii, 450 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Includes index.
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Covering the fundamentals of air-borne particles and settled dust in the indoor environment, this handy reference investigates:
* relevant definitions and terminology,
* characteristics,
* sources,
* sampling techniques and instrumentation,
* exposure assessment,
* monitoring methods.
The result is a useful and comprehensive overview for chemists, physicists and biologists, postgraduate students, medical practitioners, occupational health professionals, building owners and managers, building, construction and air-conditioning engineers, architects, environmental lawyers, government and regulatory professionals.

Author Notes

Lidia Morawska is an Associate Professor at the School ofPhysical and Chemical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology(QUT) in Brisbane, Australia and the Director of the InternationalLaboratory for Air Quality and Health at QUT. She conductsfundamental and applied research in the interdisciplinary field ofair quality and its impact on human health and the environment witha specific focus on fine and ultrafine particles.
Professor Morawska is a physicists and received her doctorate atthe Jagiellonian University, Poland for research on radon and itsprogeny. Prior to joining QUT she spent several years in Canadaconducting research first at McMaster University in Hamilton andlater at the University of Toronto. Lidia Morawska is an author ofa large number of papers and book chapter. She has also beeninvolved at the executive level with a number of relevant nationaland international professional bodies and has been acting as anadviser to the World Health Organization. She is currently thePresident of the International Society of the Indoor Air Qualityand Climate.

Tunga Salthammer holds a diploma degree in chemistry(1986) and PhD in Physical Chemistry (1990) from the TechnicalUniversity of Braunschweig, Germany. In 1989 he conducted researchat the Physics Department of Strathclyde University in Glasgow, UK.He joined the Fraunhofer-Institute for Wood Research,Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institute (WKI) in 1990, where he currently servesas Head of the Department "Chemical Technology andEnvironmental Research". In 2003 he joined the University ofApplied Sciences Branschweig-Wolfenbüttel as a Professor forIndoor Hygiene. He has been elected to the International Academy ofIndoor Air Sciences (IAIAS), and is a member of the Editorial Boardof the journal "Indoor Air". His research interestsinclude analytical chemistry, VOC/SVOC emission studies on indoormaterials using test chambers and cells, chemical reactions in theindoor environment (Indoor chemistry), airborne particles andsettled dust.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors List of Symbols and Abbreviations
Part 1 Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Indoor Particles and Settled DustL. Morawska and T. Salthammer
Part 2 Sampling And Measurement
Introduction to Sampling and Measurement TechniquesL. Morawska and T. Salthammer
Measurement of Airborne ParticlesA. Schmidt-Ott and Z. Ristovski
Sampling of Surface Dust in BuildingsT. Schneider
Analysis of Chemical and Biological PropertiesK. BTruBTm, et al.
Part 3 Applications And Case Studies
Organic Compounds Adsorbed on Particles and Settled House DustG. Ayoko and E. Uhde
Indoor Chemistry as a Source of ParticlesC. Weschler.á Particle Concentration Levels and Size Distribution Characteristics in Residential and Non-Industrial Workplace Environments and L. Morawska and C. He
Asbestos and Mineral FibersD. Bake
Environmental Tobacco Smoke ParticlesW. Nazaroff and N. Klepeis
The Effect of Filtration in Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning SystemsD. Ensor, et al..á Motor vehicle Emissions as a Source of Indoor Particles and L. Morawska
Modeling of Indoor Particle ConcentrationM. Jamriska
The Phenomenon of "Black Magic Dust" in Housing UnitsM. Wensing, et al.
Part 4 Exposure And Risk Assessment
Assessment of Exposure to Airborne ParticlesM. Singh and C. Sioutas
Health Effects of Airborne Dust and Particulate Matter Indoors: A Review of Three Climate Chambers StudiesL. M°lhave
Reference Values of Environmental Pollutants in House DustW. Butte
Subject Index