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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.

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Indoor Air Quality

Topics Covered Include:

Discussion of common pollutants of concern

Importance of Ventilation

Design options for healthier environments

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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
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Global vs US

  • Domestically, indoor air pollution is also a challenge
  • chemical usage
  • insulated spaces
  • mold
  • BUT…conditions are
  • generally pretty good

Earth911.com

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Who Regulates?

Workplace – Occupational Safety and Health Administration

thetidalwaveofdifference.com

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Who Regulates?

Residential – largely unregulated (departments of health)

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

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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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