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Chemistry, Emission Control, Radioactive Pollution and Indoor Air Quality

Edited by Nicolas Mazzeo

National Technological University, Argentina

The atmosphere may be our most precious resource. Accordingly, the balance between its use and protection is a high priority for our civilization. While many of us would consider air pollution to be an issue that the modern world has resolved to a greater extent, it still appears to have considerable influence on the global environment. In many countries with ambitious economic growth targets the acceptable levels of air pollution have been transgressed. Serious respiratory disease related problems have been identified with both indoor and outdoor pollution throughout the world. The 25 chapters of this book deal with several air pollution issues grouped into the following sections: a) air pollution chemistry; b) air pollutant emission control; c) radioactive pollution and d) indoor air quality.

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Chemistry, Emission Control, Radioactive Pollution and Indoor Air QualityEdited by Nicolas Mazzeo

Published: July 27th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1030

ISBN: 978-953-307-316-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5174-6

Copyright year: 2011

Books open for chapter submissions

80699 Total Chapter Downloads

53 Crossref Citations

100 Web of Science Citations

134 Dimensions Citations


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1. Al2O3-enhanced Macro/Mesoporous Fe/TiO2 for Breaking Down Nitric Oxide

By Dieqing Zhang and Guisheng Li


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2. Carbon Dioxide Capture and Air Quality

By Joris Koornneef, Toon Van Harmelen, Arjan Van Horssen and Andrea Ramirez


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3. Municipal Waste Plastic conversion into Different Category Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuel

By Moinuddin Sarker


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4. VOCs Removal Using the Synergy Technology Basing on Nonthermal Plasma Technology

By Tao Zhu


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5. Lab-scale Evaluation of Two Biotechnologies to Treat VOC Air Emissions: Comparison with a Pilot Unit Installed in the Plastic Coating Sector

By F. Javier Álvarez-Hornos, Feliu Sempere, Marta Izquierdo and Carmen Gabaldón


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6. Nano Particles Including Radon Decay Products in Ambient Air

By Janja Vaupotič


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7. Effect of Updating Meteorological Data on Assessment Modeling Using VENTSAR XL©

By Eduardo Farfan


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8. Sensing a Historic Low-CO2 Future

By Colin Porteous


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9. One Way ANOVA Method to Relate Microbial Air Content and Environmental Conditions.

By José Orosa


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10. Indoor Air Quality. Volatile Organic Compounds: Sources, Sampling and Analysis

By Alessandro Bacaloni, Susanna Insogna and Lelio Zoccolillo


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11. Statistical Considerations for Bioaerosol Health-Risk Exposure Analysis

By M.D. Larrañaga, E. Karunasena, H.W. Holder, E.D. Althouse and D.C. Straus


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12. Distributed Smart Sensing Systems for Indoor Monitoring of Respiratory Distress Triggering Factors

By Octavian Postolache, Jose Miguel Pereira, Pedro Silva Girão and Gabriela Postolache


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13. An Exposure Model for Identifying Health Risk due to Environmental Microbial Contamination in the Healthcare Setting

By M.D. Larranaga, Enusha Karunasena, H.W. Holder, Eric D. Althouse and David Straus


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14. Air Change Measurements Using Tracer Gases: Methods and Results. Significance of air change for indoor air quality

By Detlef Laussmann and Dieter Helm


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15. Olfactory Comfort Assurance in Buildings

By Ioan Sarbu and Călin Sebarchievici


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16. Chronic Solvent Encephalopathy in a Printing Unit for Flexible Packaging

By Aida Benzarti Mezni and Abdelmajid Ben Jemâa


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17. Indoor Air Pollutants and the Impact on Human Health

By Marios P. Tsakas, Apostolos P Siskos and Panayotis Siskos


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18. Moisture and Estimation of Indoor Moisture Generation Rate

By Tao Lu, Xiaoshu Lu and Martti Viljanen


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19. Volumetric Monitoring and Modeling of Indoor Air Pollutant Dispersion by the Use of 3D Particle Tracking Velocimetry

By Pascal Henry Biwole, Wei Yan, Eric Favier, Yuanhui Zhang and Jean-Jacques Roux


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20. Wind Driven Ventilation for Enhanced Indoor Air Quality

By Jason Lien and Noor Ahmed


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21. Improving the Quality of the Indoor Environment Utilizing Desiccant-Assisted Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Systems

By David Straus, M.D. Larranaga, Enusha Karunasena, H.W. Holder and M.G. Beruvides


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22. Indoor Climate and Energy Efficiency in Typical Residential Buildings

By Teet-Andrus Koiv and Targo Kalamees


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23. Air Quality in Rural Areas

By J.P. Majra


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24. CFD Analyses of Methods to Improve Air Quality and Efficiency of Air Cleaning in Pig Production.

By Bjarne Bjerg


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25. Air Quality in Horse Stables

By Lena Elfman, Robert Wålinder, Miia Riihimäki and John Pringle


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