INDOOR   AIR    QUALITY

(CIVE 4630 / 5630)

The material for this course has been developed by Ashok Kumar, University of Toledo, and Rishi Kumar, Ontario Hydro.

Objectives:
At the conclusion of the course you should be able to apply your knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to identify and to solve indoor air quality problems.  You should be able to present the results in numerical and graphical form by using software available in a typical engineering office.  You are required to present your project report in the class in order to develop communication skills.

Course Description:
Characterization of indoor air pollutants, prediction of indoor air quality levels and indoor air quality control.  Solution of design problems.  Special emphasis on indoor radon and asbestos problems in US.


 
Course Contents
Topics
1.  Introduction                                                                                                                   
2.  Causes & Sources of Indoor Air Quality Problems
3.  Risk due to Indoor Air Pollutants
4.  Indoor Air Pollutants
  • Volatile Organic Compounds
  • Inorganic Gaseous Pollutants
  • Heavy Metals
  • Respirable Particulates
  • Bioaerosols
  • Radon
5.  Indoor Air Quality Regulations ASHRAE Guidelines
6.  Calculation of Emission Rate
7.  Indoor Air Quality Models
8.  Indoor Air Quality Assessment of Commercial Buildings
      • Preliminary Assessment
      • Self Evaluation of Indoor Air Quality Problems
      • Sampling Techniques
      • Assessment Summary
      • Indoor Air Quality: General Recommendations
      • Conclusions and Follow-Up Assessments
9.   Indoor Air Quality Controls
10. Case studies
11. Indoor Air Quality: Preparing A Legal Challenge
12. Indoor Air Quality Design Problems

Text Book:
"Indoor Air Quality & Control", by A.L Hines, T.K. Gosh, S.K. Loyalka and R.C.Warder, Jr., PTR Prentice Hall (1993).
Reference Books:
"Indoor Air Pollution - Characterization, Prediction, and Control", by Richard A. Wadden, and Peter A. Scheff, John Wiley & Sons (1983).

Course Evaluation Scheme
        
        Online students:   
1. 
 Ten Assignments 
15% 
2. 
 Project Reports
25% 
 3.  Close Book Exam.
30 % 
4. 
 Open Book Exam
30% 


Grading Scheme*

* Subject to adjustments depending upon the complexity of examinations and student performance.

Notes
1. Reading assignments will be assigned in the class.
2. The assignments are due after five working days from the assignment date.
3. Office hours are assigned in the class.
4. You are required to browse the WEB for completing the assignments.

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