Database Tools for Modeling Emissions and Control of Air Pollutants From Consumer Products, Cooking, and Combustion.
Database Tools for Modeling Emissions and Control of Air
Pollutants From Consumer Products, Cooking, and
Howard-Reed, C.; Polidoro, B.
NISTIR 7364; 69 p. November 2006.
consumer products; cooking; combustion; databases;
emissions; air pollution; indoor air quality; transport
model; volatile organic compounds; particles; exposure
In order to estimate building contaminant concentrations
and associated occupant exposures, indoor air quality
(IAQ) model users require data related to source
strengths and other contaminant transport mechanisms
(e.g. sinks, filters). Much of this information exists
in the literature; however, it is not readily
accessible, thereby requiring users to expend
significant efforts in searching for this information.
To support the modeling process, the National Institute
of Standards and Technology (NIST) has created a series
of model input databases for use in its multizone IAQ
and ventilation model CONTAM. As part of this effort, a
standard data entry format was developed, as well as a
computer program to search the database for specific
records and build a CONTAM input library. These
databases and tools can serve as a basis for building an
extensive collection of model input parameters,
assessing the quality and completeness of existing data
sets, and allow for identification of significant data