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CE 3231 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Science. Readings for This Class: The Pollution Within. O hio N orthern U niversity. Chemistry, Microbiology & Material Balance. Introduction. Water & Air Pollution. Env Risk Management. Indoor Air Pollution

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Ce 3231 introduction to environmental engineering and science

CE 3231 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Science

Readings for This Class:

The Pollution Within

Ohio Northern University

Chemistry, Microbiology & Material Balance

Introduction

Water & Air Pollution

Env Risk Management

Indoor Air Pollution

We spend most of our day inside. Therefore, the quality of our indoor air has a greater impact on our health than outside air. This lecture introduces students to indoor air pollution.



Lecture 29 indoor air quality air quality iii

Lecture 29Indoor Air Quality(Air Quality III)


Indoor Air Quality

Topics Covered Include:

Discussion of common pollutants of concern

Importance of Ventilation

Design options for healthier environments


Global vs US

  • Globally, indoor air pollution is a major problem

  • unsanitary conditions

  • smoke from indoor open fire cooking

  • lack of controls in factory environments


Global vs US

  • Domestically, indoor air pollution is also a challenge

  • chemical usage

  • insulated spaces

  • mold

  • BUT…conditions are

  • generally pretty good

Earth911.com


Who Regulates?

Workplace – Occupational Safety and Health Administration

thetidalwaveofdifference.com


Who Regulates?

Residential – largely unregulated (departments of health)

http://architecture.about.com/od/20thcenturytrends/tp/midcentury-American-Homes.htm


Who Regulates?

However, what comes in is generally regulated….

http://www.celsias.com/article/study-finds-green-labels-consumer-products-mislead/


Common pollutants
Common Pollutants

  • Radon

  • Volatile organic carbons

  • Asbestos

  • Respirable particulate matter

  • Formaldehyde

  • Carbon monoxide

  • Tabacco smoke

  • Pesticides

  • Mold


Importance of ventilation
Importance of Ventilation

  • Houses that do not leak can trap pollutants

  • Important to circulate air from outside into house

  • Need for moisture control

http://www.andrews-sykes.ae/ventilation/


The pollution within
The Pollution Within

Discuss Reading

Gupta AirQuality in Schools

AddystonAirQuality in Schools (2 part series)


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