Monday, September 1, 2008

Indoor Air Quality Handbook

By John D. Spengler, John F. McCarthy, Jonathan M. Samet
Size 13 MB
ISBN 0071501754 / 9780071501750
Language English
Publisher McGraw-Hill


* Tackles the complex environmental issue of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for industrial hygienists, HVAC engineers, architects and anyone else concerned with the air quality of interiors
* Infused with charts, tables, and all the major formulas and calculations necessary to monitor and characterize a particular environment
* Includes all relevant codes, standards and guidelines

Table of contents
Part 1: Introduction.
Chapter 1: Introduction to the IAQ Handbook.
Chapter 2: The History and Future of Ventilation.
Chapter 3: Sick Building Syndrome Studies and the Compilation of Normative and Comparative Values.
Chapter 4: Estimates of Potential Nationwide Productivity and Health Benefits from Better Indoor Environments: An Update.
Chapter 5: Indoor Air quality Factors in Designing a Healthy Building.
Part 2: Building Systems.
Chapter 6: An Overview of the U.S. Building Stock.
Chapter 7: HVAC Systems.
Chapter 8: HVAC Subsystems.
Chapter 9: Air Cleaning Particles.
Chapter 10: Removal of Gases and Vapors.
Chapter 11: Disinfecting Air.
Chapter 12: Controlling Building Functions.
Chapter 13: Ventilation Strategies.
Chapter 14: Building Fires and Smoke Management.
Part 3: Human Responses.
Chapter 15: Thermal Comfort Concepts and Guidelines.
Chapter 16: Thermal Effects on Performance.
Chapter 17: The Irritated Eye in Indoor Environment.
Chapter 18: Lighting Recommendations.
Chapter 19: The Acoustic Environment Responses to Sound.
Chapter 20: Physicochemical Basis for Odor and Irritation Potency of VOCs.
Chapter 21: Response to Odors.
Chapter 22: Perceived Air Quality and Ventilation Requirements.
Chapter 23: Animal Bioassays for Evaluation of Indoor Air Quality.
Chapter 24: Computorized Animal Bioassay to Evaluate the Effects of Airborne Chemicals on the Respiratory Tract.
Chapter 25: Sensory Irritation in Humans Casued by Valative Organic Compounds (VOCs) as Indoor Air Pollutants: A Summary of 12 Exposure Experiments.
Chapter 26: Methods for Assessing Irritation Effects in AIQ Field and Laboratory Studies.
Chapter 27: Multiple Chemical Intolerance and Indoor Air Quality.
Chapter 28: Environmentally Induced Skin Disorders.
Part 4: Indoor Pollutants.
Chapter 29: Combustion Products.
Chapter 30: Environmental Tobacco Smoke.
Chapter 31: Volatile Organic Compounds.
Chapter 32: Aldehydes.
Chapter 33: Assessing Human Exposure to Volatile Organic Compounds.
Chapter 34: Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Phthalates, and Phenols.
Chapter 35: Pesticides.
Chapter 36: Polychlorinated Biphenyls.
Chapter 37: Fibers.
Chapter 38: Asbestos.
Chapter 39: Synthetic Vitreous Fibers.
Chapter 40: Radon.
Chapter 41: Latex.
Chapter 42: Endotoxins.
Chapter 43: Allergens Derived from Arthropods and Domestic Animals.
Chapter 44: Pollen in Indoor Air: Sources, Exposures, and Health Effects.
Chapter 45: The Fungi.
Chapter 46: Toxigenio Fungi in the Indoor Environment.
Chapter 47: Tuberculosis.
Chapter 48: Legionella.
Part 5: Assessing IAQ.
Chapter 49: Strategies and Methodologies to Investigate Buildings.
Chapter 50: Tracking Ultrafine Particles in Building Investigations.
Chapter 51: Instruments and Methods for Measuring Indoor Air Quality.
Chapter 52: Measuring Ventilation Performance.
Chapter 53: Assessing occupant Reaction to Indoor Air Quality.
Chapter 54: Building-Related Disease.
Chapter 55: Methods to Assess Workplace Stress and Psychosocial Factors.
Chapter 56: Cost of Responding to Complaints.
Chapter 57: Modeling IAQ and Building Dynamics.
Chapter 58: Indoor Air Quality Modeling.
Chapter 59: Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics for Indoor Air Quality Studies.
Part 6: Preventing Indoor Environmental Problems.
Chapter 60: Indoor Air Quality by Design.
Chapter 61: Building Commissioning for Mechanical Systems.
Chapter 62: Prevention during Remodeling Restoration.
Chapter 63: Prevention and Maintenance Operations.
Chapter 64: Prevention with Cleaning.
Part 7: Special Indoor Environments.
Chapter 65: Indoor Environmental Quality in Hospitals.
Chapter 66: Residential Exposure to Volatile Organic Compounds from Nearby Commercial Facilities.
Chapter 67: Recreation Buildings.
Chapter 68: Transporation.
Chapter 69: Day-Care Centers and Health.
Part 8: Risk Assessment and Litigation.
Chapter 70: The Risk Analysis Framework: Risk Assessment, Risk Management, and Risk Communication.
Chapter 71: IAQ and the Law.