Advisor

Chamra, Louay M.

Committee Member

Hodge, B. Keith

Committee Member

James, Carl A.

Committee Member

Oppenheimer, Seth F.

Date of Degree

1-1-2003

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

College of Engineering

Department

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Abstract

This thesis is designed to introduce beginning and experienced heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) engineers to common indoor air quality (IAQ) problems and solutions. The bulk of the work is a literature review of common pollutants, pollutant sources, HVAC equipment and systems, and remediation techniques. Pollutants covered include fungi, bacteria, dust mites, viruses, biofilms, microbiological volatile organic compounds (MVOC?s), volatile organic compounds (VOC?s), carbon dioxide, ozone, and radon. The HVAC systems covered are ventilation, direct expansion (DX), desiccant dehumidification, and system filters. The remediation techniques discussed are proper hygiene and maintenance, increased ventilation, humidity control, and proper selection of building materials.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/18329

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