Indoor Air Quality: The Latest Sampling and Analytical Methods, Third Edition is a practical, user-friendly guide to the identification and assessment of the indoor air contaminants that contribute to building-related illness in commercial buildings, institutions, and residences. It covers the basic concepts of indoor air quality assessment, including its historic evolution. The book describes the most common substances encountered in an indoor air quality investigation, their health effects, and their occurrence in the environment. Drawing from the author’s experience, observations, and extensive research, this easy-to-read guide provides readers with a working knowledge of the latest approaches to sampling protocols and cutting-edge trends as well as suggested sampling strategies, helpful experience related tips, and a means for interpreting results. Additionally, in the later part of the book, there is considerable discussion of failure modes of building materials and systems—sources of many indoor air quality problems!
This third edition details up-to-date strategies and analytical methods and addresses some of the more recent, as well as less common, concerns on indoor air pollutants. All chapters in the third edition have been updated to adhere to the more recent developments in indoor air quality. Also a new chapter on the illusive data and sampling approaches on ozone has been added.
New in the Third Edition
- Revised and updated standards and guidelines
- Updated U.S. EPA NAAQS
- Updated LEEDv4 Standard
- Updated ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 189.1
- Latest approaches to sampling and analytical methods
- Expanded discussion on controversial inhalable airborne particulate sampling methods
- Updated and expanded tables and data
- Updated and expanded figures and schematics
- Inclusion of a new chapter on ozone
Table of Contents
Historic Overview. Investigation Plan. The Hypothesis. Pollen and Spore Allergens. Viable Microbial Allergens. Pathogenic Microbes. Toxigenic Microbes. Volatile Organic Compounds. Mold Volatile. Organic Compounds and Mold Detection. Carbon Dioxide. Carbon Monoxide. Formaldehyde. Product Emissions. Inhalable Airborne Particles. Forensics of Dust: All Particle Sizes. Animal Allergenic Dust: All Particle Sizes. HVAC Systems. Sewage Systems and Sewer Gases. Tainted Chinese Drywall. Green Buildings.
Kathleen Hess-Kosa is the president/owner of Omega Southwest Consulting. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, with a minor in microbiology and chemistry from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Science in Industrial Hygiene from the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. In 1982, she was introduced to her first indoor air quality study and became enamored with building-related challenges. She has written numerous books upon the subject of indoor air quality.