air quality profiling Articles

  • IAQ Profile Monitor Case Study

    The latest Wireless Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Profile Monitor unit from PPM Technology, allows for a complete and accurate representation of indoor air quality in a building, in accordance with the buildings management standards concerning conditions such as sick building syndrome. ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Characterising uncertainty in plume dispersion models

    For management decisions related to effects of releases of toxic chemicals, it is useful to consider not only the expected or most likely impact of the release, but also the envelope of possible outcomes, the latter of which involves an assessment of the uncertainty in the modelling results. In this paper, we provide quantitative estimates of major sources of uncertainty in plume dispersion ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 10 Commandments of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

    Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) relates to a number of environmental factors inside a building that can impinge on the health, comfort, or work performance of the building’s occupants. Monitoring IAQ is vital because it is estimated that the average person spends 90% of their time breathing “indoor air”.    PPM Technology and our partners Hinds International have ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Study of the indoor air quality in hospitals in South Chennai, India — microbial profile

    A 3-month pilot study (February—April 2006) was conducted to determine the quality of indoor air in hospitals in the Tamil Nadu region of India and to characterize the predominant aerobic bacteria and fungi present. The main objectives were (1) to sample the indoor air of three different hospitals in Chennai for bioaerosols to generate baseline data using the Petri plate gravitational settling ...


    By SAGE Publications Ltd

  • A fast model for pollutant dispersion at the neighbourhood scale

    This paper is devoted to the development and evaluation of a fast three–dimensional Eulerian model for dispersion inside and above the urban canopy layer. Spatially averaged wind and diffusivity coefficient profiles obtained from the commercial Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) code FLUENT are used as input in the developed model. This model is numerically solved by means of a finite volume ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sources of particulate matter: emission profile of biomass burning

    Biomass burning is an important source of atmospheric Particulate Matter (PM) in Brazil: the burning of forests in the northwest and of sugar cane plantations in the southeast are important examples. The objective of this work is the measurement of the PM emission profile of burning of sugar cane and other characteristic vegetative burning in the region of Sao Carlos-SP/Brazil. Samples of PM10 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluation of CALPUFF modelling system performance: an application over the Greater Athens Area, Greece

    This study has been carried out in order to evaluate the performance of CALPUFF modelling system in an area of complex topography. For this reason a comparison was performed between numerical results produced by this modelling system and those derived by two Eulerian models (UAM-V and REMSAD), together with experimental measurements. The meteorological input parameters, produced by the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Potential Dispersion Modeling Uses of Archived NOAA Forecast Model Data

    A newly-developed generation of air quality simulation models has the potential to use profiles of wind, temperature, and turbulence, as well as improved mixing height determination, measures of surface heat flux, and a host of other meteorological parameters. Several numerical weather prediction models that generate these comprehensive data sets are routinely being run by the National Oceanic ...

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