Covering the fundamentals of air-borne particles and settled dust in the indoor environment, this handy reference investigates: relevant definitions and terminology, characteristics, sources, sampling techniques and instrumentation, exposure assessment, and monitoring methods. The result is a useful and comprehensive overview for chemists, physicists and biologists, postgraduate students, medical practitioners, occupational health professionals, building owners and managers, building, construction and air-conditioning engineers, architects, environmental lawyers, and government and regulatory professionals.
Lidia Morawska is an Associate Professor at the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia and the Director of the International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health at QUT. She conducts fundamental and applied research in the interdisciplinary field of air quality and its impact on human health and the environment with a specific focus on fine and ultrafine particles. Professor Morawska is a physicists and received her doctorate at the Jagiellonian University, Poland for research on radon and its progeny. Prior to joining QUT she spent several years in Canada conducting research first at McMaster University in Hamilton and later at the University of Toronto. Lidia Morawska is an author of a large number of papers and book chapter. She has also been involved at the executive level with a number of relevant national and international professional bodies and has been acting as an adviser to the World Health Organization. She is currently the President of the International Society of the Indoor Air Quality and Climate. Tunga Salthammer holds a diploma degree in chemistry (1986) and PhD in Physical Chemistry (1990) from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany. In 1989 he conducted research at the Physics Department of Strathclyde University in Glasgow, UK. He joined the Fraunhofer-Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institute (WKI) in 1990, where he currently serves as Head of the Department "Chemical Technology and Environmental Research". In 2003 he joined the University of Applied Sciences Branschweig-Wolfenbuttel as a Professor for Indoor Hygiene. He has been elected to the International Academy of Indoor Air Sciences (IAIAS), and is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal "Indoor Air". His research interests include analytical chemistry, VOC/SVOC emission studies on indoor materials using test chambers and cells, chemical reactions in the indoor environment (Indoor chemistry), airborne particles and settled dust.
Foreword.Preface.List of ContributorsList of Symbols and Abbreviations.PART 1. FUNDAMENTALS.Fundamentals of Indoor Particles and Settled Dust (L. Morawska & T. Salthammer).PART 2. SAMPLING AND MEASUREMENT.Introduction to Sampling and Measurement Techniques (L. Morawska & T. Salthammer).Measurement of Airborne Particles (A. Schmidt-Ott & Z. Ristovski).Sampling of Surface Dust in Buildings (T. Schneider).Analysis of Chemical and Biological Properties (K. BeruBem, et al.).PART 3. APPLICATIONS AND CASE STUDIES.Organic Compounds Adsorbed on Particles and Settled House Dust (G. Ayoko & E. Uhde).Indoor Chemistry as a Source of Particles (C. Weschler). Particle Concentration Levels and Size Distribution Characteristics in Residential and Non-Industrial Workplace Environments (L. Morawska & C. He).Asbestos and Mineral Fibers (D. Bake).Environmental Tobacco Smoke Particles (W. Nazaroff & N. Klepeis).The Effect of Filtration in Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning Systems (D. Ensor, et al.). Motor vehicle Emissions as a Source of Indoor Particles (L. Morawska).Modeling of Indoor Particle Concentration (M. Jamriska).The Phenomenon of "Black Magic Dust" in Housing Units (M. Wensing, et al.).PART 4. EXPOSURE AND RISK ASSESSMENT.Assessment of Exposure to Airborne Particles (M. Singh & C. Sioutas).Health Effects of Airborne Dust and Particulate Matter Indoors: A Review of Three Climate Chambers Studies (L. Molhave).Reference Values of Environmental Pollutants in House Dust (W. Butte).Subject Index.