INDOOR AIR QUALITY

COURSEUNITTITLE:

INDOOR AIR QUALITY

COURSEUNIT

CODE:

 

TYPE OF

COURSE:

 

Compulsory

LEVEL OF

COURSE:

 

First cycle, elective module Ι

SEMESTER OF

STUDY:

8o th

NUMBER OF ECTS:

 

MODE OF DELIVERY:

PowerPoint presentations of the principles in Indoor Air Quality. In the Computer Centre, students are trained in applying modelling techniques to indoor air quality problems.

 

CONTACT TIME-

LECTURES:

Three hours per week/ thirteen weeks

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The course provides the fundamentals on Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). It is designed to provide a framework for understanding how indoor and outdoor sources of pollution, heat and humidity, materials of construction, lighting levels, noise, ventilation and air conditioning systems affect the indoor air quality in buildings. Also, which are the effects of poor indoor air quality on humans and on sensitive materials and methods on the management of indoor air. 

The course has 7 components: introduction and overview indoor air quality (IAQ) issues; indoor pollutants and their potential sources; building factors affecting indoor air quality; effects of poor indoor air quality in human health and on materials; dynamics of indoor atmospheric pollutants; indoor air quality simulations; indoor air management (assessment of indoor air quality and simple preventive measures plus more advanced technological approaches of controlling indoor environment).

The student training is divided in a theoretical and in a computer-based modelling approach.

 

 

INSTRUCTOR:

 

Associate Prof. Dr. Glykeria Loupa

 

RECOMMENDED READING:

1. E-book «Indoor Air Quality» G. Loupa, available in the e-class.

2.«Indoor Air Quality», M. Lazaridis, TZIOLAS Press, 2008                   

 

PREREQUISITES:

Atmospheric Chemistry, Atmospheric Physics, Applied Statistics, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics.

 

LEARNING

OUTCOMES

ANDCOMPETENCES:

 

  1. Knowledge based
  • Understand the fundamentals of indoor environmental control.
  • Understand the many factors affecting indoor air quality.
  • Understand the nature of indoor atmospheric pollutants, their sources, their sinks and their pathways, their indoor chemistry, as well as their effects on human health and sensitive materials.
  • Understand the relationship between the building’s design, use and operation and indoor air quality/environment.
  • Understand indoor atmospheric physics and chemistry.
  • Understand basic concepts, protocols and applications of building diagnostics.
  • Understand and use IAQ models as useful tools for controlling indoor air quality

 

2. Skills / Competences acquired

  • Students will be able to conduct a survey of the parameters that affect indoor air quality and/or thermal comfort and identify the potential hazards and stresses for human health and/or sensitive materials.
  • Students will be able to use the suitable instrumentation for indoor air pollution and micro-climatic conditions measurements.
  • Students will be able to apply IAQ models.
  • Students will be able to propose preventive or cost-effective mitigation strategies to sustain or improve IAQ.

 

ASSESSMENTMETHODS:

Written exams.

 

LANGUAGE: 

Greek

Contact

  • Address:Department of Environmental Engineering, 67100, Xanthi

  • Telephone: 30 25410 79109,79117,79112

  • Email: secr@env.duth.gr