LEVELS OF SELECTED INDOOR AIR POLLUTANTS IN THREE HA NOI OFFICES

Ly Bich Thuy

Abstract


A study on the levels of indoor air pollutants in Ha Noi was conducted. Three offices in Ha Noi were selected for this purpose. Selected indoor air pollutants including SO2, NO2 and respirable particulate matter (PM10) were monitored in the wet and dry seasons of 2015. Air conditioners were turned on for the whole time, while air purifiers were turned on for haft of the time in each sampling site. An hourly measurement of outdoor levels was also conducted before indoor measurement. Levels of outdoor PM10 varied in the range of 13.4-106.0 µg/m3. The level of indoor PM10 varied in the range of 3.5-25.1 µg/m3. The average levels of indoor PM10 were lower than that of outdoor one in all cases. High time resolution data showed that indoor PM10 levels temporarily increased sharply by activities (walking and room sweeping) and high frequency of opening the doors. Concentrations of outdoor/indoor SO2 varied in the range of             < 0.4-34.5 /< 0.4-47.1 ppb. Concentrations of outdoor/indoor NO2 varied in the range of              4.3-33.4/3.3-27.8 ppb.



Keywords


indoor air pollution, PM10, SO2, NO2, air purifier, offices.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15625/2525-2518/56/2C/13042 Display counter: Abstract : 245 views. PDF : 166 views.

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