Despite the progress made in recent years, reliable modeling of indoor air quality is still far from being obtained. This requires better chemical characterization of the pollutants and airflow physics included in forecasting tools, for which field observations conducted simultaneously indoors and outdoors are essential. The project “Integrated Evaluation of Indoor Particulate Exposure” (VIEPI) aimed at evaluating indoor air quality and exposure to particulate matter (PM) of humans in workplaces. VIEPI ran from February 2016 to December 2019 and included both numerical simulations and field campaigns carried out in universities and research environments located in urban and non-urban sites in the metropolitan area of Rome (Italy). VIEPI focused on the role played by micrometeorology and indoor airflow characteristics in determining indoor PM concentration. Short-and long-term study periods captured diurnal, weekly, and seasonal variability of airflow and PM concentration. Chemical characterization of PM10, including the determination of elements, ions, elemental carbon, organic carbon, and bioaerosol, was also carried out. Large differences in the composition of PM10 were detected between inside and outside as well as between different periods of the day and year. Indoor PM composition was related to the presence of people, to the season, and to the ventilation regime.

Integrated evaluation of indoor particulate exposure. The viepi project / Pelliccioni, A.; Monti, P.; Cattani, G.; Boccuni, F.; Cacciani, M.; Canepari, S.; Capone, P.; Catrambone, M.; Cusano, M.; D'Ovidio, M. C.; De Santis, A.; Di Bernardino, A.; Di Bucchianico, A. D. M.; Di Renzi, S.; Ferrante, R.; Gaeta, A.; Gaddi, R.; Gherardi, M.; Giusto, M.; Gordiani, A.; Grandoni, L.; Leone, G.; Leuzzi, G.; L'Episcopo, N.; Marcovecchio, F.; Pini, A.; Sargolini, T.; Tombolini, F.; Tofful, L.; Perrino, C.. - In: SUSTAINABILITY. - ISSN 2071-1050. - 12:22(2020), pp. 1-25. [10.3390/su12229758]

Integrated evaluation of indoor particulate exposure. The viepi project

Monti P.;Cacciani M.;Canepari S.;Capone P.;Di Bernardino A.;Grandoni L.;Leuzzi G.;Pini A.;
2020

Abstract

Despite the progress made in recent years, reliable modeling of indoor air quality is still far from being obtained. This requires better chemical characterization of the pollutants and airflow physics included in forecasting tools, for which field observations conducted simultaneously indoors and outdoors are essential. The project “Integrated Evaluation of Indoor Particulate Exposure” (VIEPI) aimed at evaluating indoor air quality and exposure to particulate matter (PM) of humans in workplaces. VIEPI ran from February 2016 to December 2019 and included both numerical simulations and field campaigns carried out in universities and research environments located in urban and non-urban sites in the metropolitan area of Rome (Italy). VIEPI focused on the role played by micrometeorology and indoor airflow characteristics in determining indoor PM concentration. Short-and long-term study periods captured diurnal, weekly, and seasonal variability of airflow and PM concentration. Chemical characterization of PM10, including the determination of elements, ions, elemental carbon, organic carbon, and bioaerosol, was also carried out. Large differences in the composition of PM10 were detected between inside and outside as well as between different periods of the day and year. Indoor PM composition was related to the presence of people, to the season, and to the ventilation regime.
2020
air quality; bioaerosol; computational fluid dynamics; infiltration; particulate matter; street canyon; turbulence; ultrafine particles; urban climate; ventilation
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Integrated evaluation of indoor particulate exposure. The viepi project / Pelliccioni, A.; Monti, P.; Cattani, G.; Boccuni, F.; Cacciani, M.; Canepari, S.; Capone, P.; Catrambone, M.; Cusano, M.; D'Ovidio, M. C.; De Santis, A.; Di Bernardino, A.; Di Bucchianico, A. D. M.; Di Renzi, S.; Ferrante, R.; Gaeta, A.; Gaddi, R.; Gherardi, M.; Giusto, M.; Gordiani, A.; Grandoni, L.; Leone, G.; Leuzzi, G.; L'Episcopo, N.; Marcovecchio, F.; Pini, A.; Sargolini, T.; Tombolini, F.; Tofful, L.; Perrino, C.. - In: SUSTAINABILITY. - ISSN 2071-1050. - 12:22(2020), pp. 1-25. [10.3390/su12229758]
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