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  • Authors Silva, S; Monteiro, A; Russo, MA; Valente, J; Alves, C; Nunes, T; Pio, C; Miranda, AI
  • Author Full Name Silva, S.; Monteiro, A.; Russo, M. A.; Valente, J.; Alves, C.; Nunes, T.; Pio, C.; Miranda, A. I.
  • Title Modelling indoor air quality: validation and sensitivity
  • Nationality internacional
  • Source AIR QUALITY ATMOSPHERE AND HEALTH
  • Language English
  • Document Type Article
  • Author Keywords Indoor air quality; Modelling; CONTAM; Schools; Human health
  • Keywords Plus POLLUTION; PORTUGAL; SCHOOLS; HEALTH
  • Abstract The main objective of this work is to extend the knowledge of indoor air quality by using a numerical tool to calculate the concentrations of pollutants in the indoor air of a classroom. The application of a numerical model allowed to quantitatively assess the impact of several proposed improvement measures, through the simulation of scenarios. The numerical model CONTAM was used to characterise the indoor air quality in a classroom of an elementary school, in terms of concentrations of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and particulate matter. The results of the CONTAM simulations were compared to measurements performed during monitoring campaigns (SINPHONIE project). The simulated and measured carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide concentrations inside the classroom are in good agreement. Furthermore, for particulate matter, simulated values show a significant difference from measured values, which are higher overall. With the goal of maximising the indoor air quality of the classroom, several alternative scenarios were simulated. The door and windows of the classroom were opened or closed at different times for each scenario. The scenario promoting the best indoor air quality (i.e. with the lowest concentrations of carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide) is the one in which the door is only open to allow students to get in and out of the room, and the window is kept half-open during the entire day.
  • Author Address [Silva, S.; Monteiro, A.; Russo, M. A.; Valente, J.; Alves, C.; Nunes, T.; Pio, C.; Miranda, A. I.] Univ Aveiro, Dept Environm & Planning, CESAM, P-3810193 Aveiro, Portugal
  • Reprint Address Monteiro, A (reprint author), Univ Aveiro, Dept Environm & Planning, CESAM, P-3810193 Aveiro, Portugal.
  • E-mail Address alexandra.monteiro@ua.pt
  • Funding Agency and Grant Number CESAM [UID/AMB/50017]; FCT/MEC; FEDER [POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007638]; Directorate General for Health and Consumer Affairs (DG SANCO)
  • Funding Text Thanks are due, for the financial support, to CESAM (UID/AMB/50017), to FCT/MEC through national funds, and the co-funding by the FEDER (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007638), within the PT2020 Partnership Agreement and Compete 2020. The authors are also grateful to the Directorate General for Health and Consumer Affairs (DG SANCO) for funding the SINPHONIE project.
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  • Cited Reference Count 33
  • Publisher SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG
  • Publisher City CHAM
  • Publisher Address GEWERBESTRASSE 11, CHAM, CH-6330, SWITZERLAND
  • ISSN 1873-9318
  • Character Source Abbreviation AIR QUAL ATMOS HLTH
  • ISO Source Abbreviation Air Qual. Atmos. Health
  • Publication Date JUN
  • Year Published 2017
  • Volume 10
  • Issue 5
  • Beginning Page 643
  • Ending Page 652
  • Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1007/s11869-016-0458-4
  • Page Count 10
  • Web of Science Category Environmental Sciences
  • Subject Category Environmental Sciences & Ecology
  • Document Delivery Number EV3AV
  • Unique Article Identifier WOS:000401630200010
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