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Document ID (ISN)66028
CIS number 96-242
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Batterman S., Peng C.
Title TVOC and CO2 concentrations as indicators in indoor air quality studies
Bibliographic information Jan. 1995, Vol.56, No.1, p.55-65. Illus. 67 ref.
Abstract An indicator for use in investigations of indoor air quality (IAQ) is formulated based on the relationship between the levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) and volatile organic compound (VOC). The indicator is evaluated by case studies involving continuous monitoring in two contrasting office buildings and by a review of published air-quality studies. Results show that bioeffluent and occupation-related emissions often account for a large share of VOC emissions; the suggested indicator clearly shows when other sources are significant. Factors influencing the interpretation of IAQ indicators are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) carbon dioxide; determination in air; buildings; organic compounds
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; offices; volatile substances; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Carbon dioxide
Inorganic substances