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Evaluation of Indoor Air Quality Parameters and Airborne Fungal Spore Concentrations by Season and Type of HVAC System in a School Building

by McLeod, Jeffrey D.

Abstract (Summary)
An indoor air quality survey has been conducted in a school building. Samples were collected in one room in each wing and each level on a quarterly basis beginning in August 2002 and ending in December 2007. Levels of temperature, RH, CO2 and total airborne fungal spore concentration were determined. Data were compared between wings and levels. Comparison of data by wing performed to evaluate the difference in age and type of univent present had on the temperature, RH, CO2 and total airborne fungal spore concentration. Data were also compared for seasonal variability. Temperature, RH, CO2 and total airborne fungal spore concentration were not statistically significantly different between wings or level, except for a difference in temperature by level. There were statistically significant differences in total airborne fungal spore concentrations seasonally.
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School:University of Toledo Health Science Campus

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:fungi elementary school indoor air quality hvac

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Date of Publication:01/01/2008

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