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Document ID (ISN)66323
CIS number 96-855
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Batterman S.A., Luoma M.
Title Characterization of emission sources in buildings and HVAC systems: Quantification and uncertainty
Bibliographic information Nov. 1995, Vol.56, No.11, p.1083-1089. Illus. 19 ref.
Abstract The use of in situ mass balance techniques to characterize emission sources in buildings and heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems is described. The techniques use flow and concentration measurements taken in the building or HVAC system from which contaminant fluxes and emissions are computed. Uncertainties in results caused by measurement errors and variability in observed concentrations and flows are discussed, and the accuracy of emission estimates derived in this way is evaluated. Results show the required measurement accuracies for various source and building conditions.
Descriptors (primary) buildings; atmospheric pollution; air conditioning; ventilation systems
Descriptors (secondary) mathematical models; accuracy
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Environmental pollution
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Air pollution
Environmental pollution
Heating and air conditioning
Ventilation