Document Type

Article

Date

12-2011

Embargo Period

1-23-2012

Keywords

Semi-volatile organic compounds, SVOCs, indoor pollutants

Language

English

Disciplines

Engineering | Mechanical Engineering

Description/Abstract

Semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) are an important class of indoor pollutants that are of great health concern. However, they have not received much attention within the ASHRAE community. This column provides an overview of the sources, sinks, transport mechanisms, and potential health effects, and discusses how HVAC systems may affect occupants’ exposure to SVOCs.

Additional Information

This article or paper was published in ASHRAE Publication Journal, 53/December/12 2011. Copyright 2011 American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. Reprinted by permission at www.ashrae.org. This article may not be copied and/or distributed electronically or in paper form without permission of ASHRAE. For more information about ASHRAE Journal, visit www.ashrae.org.”

 
 

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