Controlling Laboratory IAQ and Energy Costs

Memarzadeh, Farhad
October 2007
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Oct2007, Vol. 79 Issue 10, p30
The article assesses the impact of the indoor-air quality (IAQ) systems used in laboratories. It also evaluates the efficiency of IAQ systems to remove airborne chemicals and the impact of the IAQ operations on hood containment. Improvement in IAQ in laboratories is reportedly a concern because of the many chemicals used in the premises that have an effect on occupant health.


Related Articles

  • A breath of fresh air: Addressing indoor air quality. Palliser, Janna // Science Scope;Sep2011, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p14 

    The article focuses on indoor air quality. It reports on indoor air pollution, which refers to chemical, biological and physical contamination of indoor air. Causes of indoor pollution include inadequate ventilation, and the gases and particles released in the air, while the sources of the...

  • Summertime, and the breathing's not easy. Baraba, Sarah // St. Clair Journal;8/3/2011, Vol. 6 Issue 33, pA1 

    The article discusses how to solve the issue of hot weather and indoor air quality, mainly in the Illinois area, during the summer season, wherein Illinois Department of Public Health's Ken Runkle claimed that harmful pollutants could be trapped in the air when the windows and doors are closed.

  • Alleluia for Clean Air. Schwartz, Kimberly // Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News;7/15/2013, Vol. 249 Issue 11, p3 

    An introduction to the magazine is presented in which the editor discusses the aspects to consider in improving indoor air.

  • Love your lungs.  // Australian Women's Weekly;Feb2020, p126 

    This was reflected in hospital admissions too, with NSW Heath reporting increases in hospital presentations for asthma and breathing problems during the bushfire emergency, and almost double the usual number in the worst-affected areas. ORDINARY PAPER dust masks, handkerchiefs or bandanas do not...

  • The Effect of Environmental Parameters To Dust Concentration in Air-Conditioned Space. Ismail, A. M. M.; Manssor, N. A. S.; Nalisa, A.; Yahaya, N. // AIP Conference Proceedings;2017, Vol. 1875 Issue 1, p1 

    Malaysia has a wet and hot climate, therefore most of the spaces are air conditioned. The environment might affect dust concentration inside a space and affect the indoor air quality (IAQ). The main objective of this study is to study the dust concentration collected inside enclosed...

  • ALL Stuffed UP. Stevenson, Jaclyn C. // BusinessWest;7/7/2008, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p44 

    The article offers information on the effect of poor indoor air quality (IAQ) of buildings in Massachusetts. Accordingly, senior environmental scientist Bruce Tease stressed that the panic on black mold issues highlights the essential of IAQ's effect on one's health conditions as well as allows...

  • Ozone Is a No-No for Gene Studies.  // Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News;3/17/2008, Vol. 233 Issue 12, p23 

    The article discusses the harm caused by ground-level ozone. Ozone is a known lung irritant for humans. It can potentially compromise laboratory test results as it accompanies the significant quantities of outdoor air required by indoor air quality public building codes. However, Marshall...

  • Characterization of indoor air quality and resident health in an Arizona senior housing apartment building. Frey, Sarah E.; Destaillats, Hugo; Cohn, Sebastian; Ahrentzen, Sherry; Fraser, Matthew P. // Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association (Taylor & Fran;Nov2014, Vol. 64 Issue 11, p1251 

    A survey of key indoor air quality (IAQ) parameters and resident health was carried out in 72 apartments within a single low-income senior housing building in Phoenix, Arizona. Air sampling was carried out simultaneously with a questionnaire on personal habits and general health of residents....

  • What We Know Can Hurt Us. Sherman, Max // ASHRAE Journal;Feb2013, Vol. 55 Issue 2, p75 

    The article presents the chronic health impact of indoor air through the evaluation of the disability adjusted life years. The assessment is based on the contaminants found in 4 levels including the particulate matter considered as very important, the formaldehyde and acrolein as important, and...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics