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Shaping the next indoor air quality.
Bahnfleth WP; Fisk WJ; Burroughs HEB; Persily A; Martin SB; Stanke D; Li YG
ASHRAE J 2013 Aug; 55(8):50-52,54,56-58
Bahnfleth presents experts' comment and speculations about the future of several areas of critical importance to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the built environment professions, and society. The essays address indoor air quality (IAQ), the most important aspect to provide indoor environments that are safe, healthy, productive, and comfortable while conserving resources and the environment. It also considers a variety of technology issues impacting IAQ and the associated energy use and emissions-use of outdoor air to dilute contaminants, control of unintended airflows in buildings, use of air treatment technologies like filtration and ultraviolet germicidal irradiation to control particulates and bioaerosols, and reduction of indoor contaminant levels through material selection.
Indoor-air-pollution; Indoor-environmental-quality; Author Keywords: Indoor air quality; HVAC; Energy management; Air flow; Airway systems; Pollution control
Issue of Publication
Healthcare and Social Assistance; Services
CA; MD; WV
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