Indoor Air Quality and HVAC Systems is a practical guide for understanding the relationship between the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of HVAC systems and achieving indoor air quality (IAQ). The book describes the individual components of HVAC systems and the role each plays in maintaining good indoor air quality. It also identifies the techniques available for evaluating the performance characteristics of ventilation systems (including the use of carbon dioxide monitors and sulfur hexafluoride tracer testing equipment).
Other topics discussed include the determination of pathways of air movement through buildings and understanding pressure relationships, ventilation effectiveness, and efficiency. The book concludes with an overview of sources of air contaminants to be concerned about when performing an IAQ evaluation.
Indoor Air Quality and HVAC Systems provides critical information for industrial hygienists, HVAC contractors and engineers, and building owners and managers.
Introduction. Description of HVAC Systems. Individual Components of HVAC Systems. Evaluation Criteria for Indoor Air Quality. Evaluation of the Ventilation System. Quantity of Outdoor Air Delivered to Occupants. Ventilation Characterization. Air Movement Pathways and Pressure Relationships. Evaluation Tools and Techniques. Sources of Air Contaminants.