Impact of residential wood burning on indoor air quality

Abstract : This study aims at characterizing indoor air quality in single family dwellings burning wood regularly, studying the air change rate during wood burning and analyzing impact on outdoor air. Field investigations were performed, in February and November 2007, in six occupied houses located in rural areas (two equipped with an opened fireplace, two with respectively an old closed fireplace and a recent one, and two with respectively an old woodstove and a recent one). Continuous measurements of air temperature, relative humidity, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were performed in the room equipped with the wood burning appliance. Moreover in this room and in the main bedroom, PM10 and PM2.5, PAHs (on PM10 fraction), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), aldehydes, ketones, and tracers of wood combustion such as levoglucosan and methoxyphenols on PM10 fraction, were also measured. Air exchange rates and building permeability were characterized through different means.
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Corinne Mandin, Jacques Riberon, Serge Collet, Jean-Luc Besombes, Nicolas Pissot, et al.. Impact of residential wood burning on indoor air quality. 9. International Conference & exhibition Healthy Buildings, Sep 2009, Syracuse, United States. Paper 744. ⟨ineris-00973350⟩

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