What’s the scoop on PM10 and PM2.5 Particles?
MATLAB Handle Graphics It was December 5th, 1952, only seven years after the end of WWII in London, England, when the “great smog” settled across the city. The “great smog” was the result of a meteorological anomaly combined with unchecked industrial pollution. Still, even once it settled on the city, bringing business to a screeching […]
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Ventilation, Filtration, and Humidity Control: The Holy Trinity of IAQ
At the time of the publication of this article, COVID-19 (coronavirus) is spreading across the world at an alarming rate, and many people have self-quarantined to help slow or stop the spread of the virus. These precautionary measures are prudent and responsible. However, with the increased amount of time people spend inside their homes, there […]
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Four Ps of IAQ
The Four Ps of IAQ I’m not the first, second, or probably even the thirty-second person to write about improving indoor air quality problems using the four Ps approach. It’s a well-known thought process in the building science community—not sure if that’s the case in HVAC circles. The first P is for pollutants. In this […]
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UV Lights
A quick note about UV lights: they work like sunlight in that they prevent and kill many types of bacteria and fungi when exposed to the light on surfaces. They do not generally do a great job of killing spores suspended in the air stream. UV lights are great at killing yucky stuff on surfaces […]
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