Air Pollution

Multi-Day Measurement of Airborne Particle Concentrations in a High-Rise Luxury Condominium Building in Downtown San Jose, Calif

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Technical Report

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This report presents measurements of fine particles in two units of a high-rise building in San Jose, CA -- demonstrating transfer of secondhand smoke between units.

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Vehicle Microenvironment Project

Please visit the [[Vehicle Microenvironment|VM Summary Page]] for a complete listing of the aims, investigators, and materials associated with the Vehicle Microenvironment (VM) hosted project.

The motor vehicle is a special kind of indoor environment, which requires special attention. Firstly, vehicles have much smaller volumes than most other indoor environments, and, therefore, pollutants emitted in their interior have the potential to reach peak levels that far exceed anything that would occur in homes, offices, and other indoor locations.

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Air Change Rates of Motor Vehicles and In-Vehicle Pollutant Concentrations from Secondhand Smoke

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Journal Article

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This article describes a series of tracer gas experiments designed to measure vehicle air exchange rates for a variety of speeds, window positions, and ventilator functions. Experiments were also conducted to measure real-time particles from secondhand smoke in cars across various conditions.

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Indoor Air Quality Project

Please visit the [[Indoor Air Quality|IAQ Summary Page]] for a list of the aims, investigators, and materials associated with the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) hosted project.

The IAQ project hosted here investigates a wide variety of factors that impact the concentrations of air pollution that can occur in typical indoor environments. These factors include building construction, mass emission rates of different sources, ventilation rates, particle deposition rates, chemical reaction rates (including surface interaction), and indoor-outdoor particle penetration rates.

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Real-Time Measurement of Outdoor Tobacco Smoke Particles

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Journal Article

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An article describing a number of surveys to outdoor smoking locations and a number of controlled experiments on a private patio where real-time levels of airborne particulate matter were measured in proximity to smokers or burning cigarettes and cigars

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