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Air pollutant levels in air-conditioned and naturally ventilated museums: a pilot study

Cassar, M; Blades, N; Oreszczyn, T; (1999) Air pollutant levels in air-conditioned and naturally ventilated museums: a pilot study. In: (Proceedings) International Council of Museum (ICOM) 12th Triennial Meeting. Green open access

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Abstract

An air-conditioned and a naturally ventilated museum in a highly polluted part of London were compared for effectiveness of pollution control. Nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide and hydrogen sulphide concentrations were measured inside and outside using diffusion tubes. Airborne particles were measured using a Grimm laser counting device. It was found that the benefits normally attributed to air-conditioning with filtration were not as great as might be thought. Only nitrogen dioxide and particle levels were significantly lower in the air-conditioned museum than in the naturally ventilated museum.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Air pollutant levels in air-conditioned and naturally ventilated museums: a pilot study
Event: International Council of Museum (ICOM) 12th Triennial Meeting
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Additional information: Imported via OAI, 7:32:45 12th Oct 2006; Imported via OAI, 7:29:01 11th Jan 2007
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/2274
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