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Modelling of Pollutants in Complex Environments


Grady Hanrahan has complied a list of respected researchers to contribute to the text 'Modelling of Pollutants in Complex Environmental Systems, Volume II'. Included in the contents is a chapter entitled 'An Overview of Exposure Assessment Models Used by the US Environmental Protection Agency'. See a preview via Google Books:

Journals of Interest


Below is a list of research journals that those interested in environmental modeling or environmental health simulation may find useful. Feel free to add to the list.

Risk Analysis:
Environmental Health Perspectives:
Environmental Research:
Environment International:
Environmental Science & Technology:
Indoor Air:
Atmospheric Environment:
Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology:
Environmental Health:

The USEPA Stochastic Human Exposure and Dose Simulation (SHEDS) Model for PM


The U.S. federal government has created an in-house exposure simulation model for particulate matter with sophisticated sampling features.

From the paper abstract: "The US EPA National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) has developed a population exposure and dose model for particulate matter (PM), called the Stochastic Human Exposure and Dose Simulation (SHEDS) model. SHEDS-PM uses a probabilistic approach that incorporates both variability and uncertainty to predict distributions of PM exposure, inhaled dose, and deposited dose for a specified population."

OpenFOAM: The Open Source CFD Toolbox


OpenFOAM is a sophisticated open-source framework for performing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations.

From the website: "The OpenFOAM (Open Field Operation and Manipulation) CFD Toolbox can simulate anything from complex fluid flows involving chemical reactions, turbulence and heat transfer, to solid dynamics, electromagnetics and the pricing of financial options. OpenFOAM is produced by OpenCFD Ltd, is freely available and open source, licensed under the GNU General Public Licence."

NIST Multizone Modeling Website


This website is run by the U. S. National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) (Building and Fire Research Laboratory; Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation Group), and it is the home of the CONTAM multizone model, which runs on the Windows and GNU/Linux platforms and can be downloaded for free.

The website aims to "...foster the development and facilitate the application of multizone ventilation and indoor environmental modeling in the areas of building design, operation, maintenance, investigation and research." "....[Y]ou will find software tools for performing multizone analysis, information on the applications of multizone modeling, multizone modeling case studies, and references to multizone modeling publications."

The heR Software Project

This page provides details on the human exposure research (heR) software project. You may also want to visit the [[Human Exposure Research Package (heR)|heR Summary Page]] page, which lists the main heR highlights.

The heR Project is officially part of the Inhalation Exposure Simulation Modeling project, because it includes sophisticated tools for modeling individual and population exposures. However, it also contains many tools, sub-models, and data sets that are likely to be useful in many different areas of human exposure research. For example, it contains subroutines for manipulating and statistically analyzing activity pattern data, and it also contains routines for executing advanced indoor air quality models.

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