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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B62/S26.027

INDOOR MATERIALS AND AIR QUALITY ASSESSMENT

I. Senitkova
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-21-6 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 6, Vol. 2, 207-212 pp

ABSTRACT
The material combination impact on perceived indoor air quality for various surface interior materials is presented in this paper. Traditional and progressive materials comparison reveals new fact regarding the sum of volatile organic compounds (TVOCs) concentration. The using possibility of individual material surfaces sorption ability was investigated. The chemical analysis and sensory assessments identifies health adverse of indoor air pollutants (TVOCs). In this study, emissions and odors from different common indoor surface materials were investigated in test chamber under standardized conditions. Chemical measurements (TVOCs concentration) and sensory assessments (odor intensity, perceived air quality) were done after building materials exposure to standardized conditions. The impact of individual materials and their interaction effects to the perceived air quality will be discussed within the paper. The knowledge of targeted sorption effect can be used already in the interior design phase. The results demonstrate the various sorption abilities of various indoor materials as well as the various sorption abilities of the same indoor materials in various combinations.

Keywords: volatile organic compounds, indoor materials, chemical assessment, sensory assessment, indoor air quality