Indoor air quality assessment in an underground parking facility
El-Fadel, M., Alameddine, I., Kazopoulo, M., Hamdan, M. and Nasrallah, R. (2001) Indoor air quality assessment in an underground parking facility. Indoor and Built Environment, 10, (3-4), 179-184. (doi:10.1177/1420326X0101000310).
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This paper presents an indoor air quality (IAQ) assess ment in a representative underground parking facility (UPF) using carbon monoxide and volatile organic com pounds as IAQ indicators. For this purpose, concentra tions of both pollutants were measured at different time intervals throughout the day. Vehicular emission factors (EFs) were estimated using the EMFAC7F1.1 model. A transient mass balance model was then applied to con struct concentration profiles. The ventilation rates re quired to maintain pollutant concentrations within ac ceptable standards were estimated under maximum UPF occupancy, and a sensitivity analysis was con ducted to evaluate the effect of changes in EMFAC7F1.1 input parameters on EFs and ventilation rates.
|Keywords:||indoor air quality, underground parking facility, vehicle emissions, ventilation, emfac7f1.1model|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
|Date Deposited:||15 Jul 2008|
|Last Modified:||01 Jun 2011 07:05|
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