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Micro-environmental Modelling

  • Tareq Hussein
  • Markku Kulmala
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Part of the Environmental Pollution book series (EPOL, volume 17)

Abstract

“Indoor air quality” is a wide subject with different social, economic, and health aspects. In developed countries, people spend more than 80% of their time indoors where they are exposed to many kinds of air pollutants either from outdoor origin or produced indoors. An air pollutant can be a gas or an aerosol particle (solid, liquid, radioactive, bio-aerosols, etc.). Indoor air pollutants are transported from the outdoor air by means of mechanical ventilation systems or across the building shell as a result of natural ventilation. In many aspects, the indoor-to-outdoor relationship of air pollutants, as well as, the dynamic behavior of air pollutants can be addressed and investigated by means of mathematical models. However, the accuracy of such mathematical models depends on many factors including, most importantly, the confidence in the input parameters, validity of the assumptions, description of the processes, and user influence.

Keywords

Aerosol Particle Ventilation Rate Particle Number Concentration Natural Ventilation Indoor Source 
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

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