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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13(4), 396; doi:10.3390/ijerph13040396

Optimum Installation of Sorptive Building Materials Using Contribution Ratio of Pollution Source for Improvement of Indoor Air Quality

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The Graduate School of Architecture, Kookmin University, Seoul 02707, Korea
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School of Architecture, Kookmin University, Seoul 02707, Korea
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Received: 14 January 2016 / Revised: 13 March 2016 / Accepted: 28 March 2016 / Published: 1 April 2016
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Abstract

Reinforcing the insulation and airtightness of buildings and the use of building materials containing new chemical substances have caused indoor air quality problems. Use of sorptive building materials along with removal of pollutants, constant ventilation, bake-out, etc. are gaining attention in Korea and Japan as methods for improving such indoor air quality problems. On the other hand, sorptive building materials are considered a passive method of reducing the concentration of pollutants, and their application should be reviewed in the early stages. Thus, in this research, activated carbon was prepared as a sorptive building material. Then, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) was conducted, and a method for optimal installation of sorptive building materials was derived according to the indoor environment using the contribution ratio of pollution source (CRP) index. The results show that a method for optimal installation of sorptive building materials can be derived by predicting the contribution ratio of pollutant sources according to the CRP index. View Full-Text
Keywords: optimum installation; sorptive building materials; contribution ratio of pollution source; indoor air quality optimum installation; sorptive building materials; contribution ratio of pollution source; indoor air quality
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Park, S.; Seo, J. Optimum Installation of Sorptive Building Materials Using Contribution Ratio of Pollution Source for Improvement of Indoor Air Quality. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 396.

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