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Mathematical modeling of chemically reactive pollutants in indoor air

Nazaroff, William W. and Cass, Glen R. (1986) Mathematical modeling of chemically reactive pollutants in indoor air. Environmental Science and Technology, 20 (9). pp. 924-934. ISSN 0013-936X. doi:10.1021/es00151a012.

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A general mathematical model is presented for predicting the concentrations of chemically reactive compounds in indoor air. The model accounts for the effects of ventilation, filtration, heterogeneous removal, direct emission, and photolytic and thermal chemical reactions. The model is applied to the induction of photochemically reactive pollutants into a museum gallery, and the predicted NO, NO_x-NO, and O_3 concentrations are compared to measured data. The model predicts substantial production of several species due to chemical reaction, including HNO_2, HNO_3, NO_3, and N_2O_5. Circumstances in which homogeneous chemistry may assume particular importance are identified and include buildings with glass walls, indoor combustion sources, and direct emission of olefins.

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Additional Information:© 1986 American Chemical Society. Received for review January 17,1986. Accepted April 21,1986. The research was supported by a contract with the Getty Conservation Institute and by an Earle C. Anthony Graduate Fellowship. Publication Date: September 1986. Discussions with A. G. Russell provided insight on several aspects of the related problem of modeling outdoor air quality.
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Official Citation:Mathematical modeling of chemically reactive pollutants in indoor air William W. Nazaroff and Glen R. Cass Environmental Science & Technology 1986 20 (9), 924-934
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