Indoor air quality investigation of public sites in isolated islands within Taiwan strait

Kuo Jung Hsien, Yi Tun Wang, Yi Chyun Hsu, Ting Nien Wu, Yun Hwei Shen, Shaw Bing Wen

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Abstract

The selected 21 public sites for indoor air quality (IAQ) investigation located at Penghu and Kinmen Islands (Taiwan). IAQ measurements include CO2, CO, HCHO, TVOCs, bacteria, fungi, PM10, PM2.5, O3 and temperature, which were conducted during year 2010 and 2011. The results showed that the concentrations of CO, HCHO, PM10 and PM2.5 were below Taiwan EPA's suggested IAQ threshold levels at all public sites. CO2 concentrations at hospitals and school are all exceeding category 1 threshold of 600 ppm. Besides, the levels of O3 and bacteria for hospitals and fungi for schools were all higher than the suggested IAQ threshold levels. One supermarket was found exceeding the suggested IAQ threshold levels on TVOCs and CO2. The theater was found exceeding the suggested bacteria threshold. This study discovered that the high CO2, bacteria and fungi levels occurred at various public sites. Accordingly, the regulated strategy of crowd control and air conditioning management was required for a healthy indoor environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Cities Development and Environment
Pages1576-1579
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 International Conference on Civil, Architectural and Hydraulic Engineering, ICCAHE 2012 - Zhangjiajie, China
Duration: 2012 Aug 102012 Aug 12

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume209-211
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482

Other

Other2012 International Conference on Civil, Architectural and Hydraulic Engineering, ICCAHE 2012
CountryChina
CityZhangjiajie
Period12-08-1012-08-12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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