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A Comparative Study of Estimating Particle Resuspension Rate using a Consistent Test Mechanism

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Author(s)

Yilin Tian, Kyung Sul, Cynthia H. Reed, Dennis D. Leber, Andrea Ferro

Abstract

Human walking influences indoor air quality by resuspending dust particles that have deposited on the floor. Previous research shows that particle resuspension rates vary over several orders of magnitude because of several influencing factors, such as flooring type, particle type, particle size, absorbing time, and shoe type (Hu et al. 2008; Qian and Ferro, 2008; Zhang et al. 2008). Qian and Ferro (2008) found that person-to-person variability was too large to determine effects of other factors, which indicated that a consistent test mechanism is integral to characterizing particle resuspension effectively.
Proceedings Title
The 12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate
Conference Dates
June 5-10, 2011
Conference Location
Austin, TX, US
Conference Title
Indoor Air 2011

Keywords

inhalable particle, mechanical foot, particle resuspension

Citation

Tian, Y. , Sul, K. , Reed, C. , Leber, D. and Ferro, A. (2011), A Comparative Study of Estimating Particle Resuspension Rate using a Consistent Test Mechanism, The 12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Austin, TX, US, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=907803 (Accessed February 27, 2024)
Created August 29, 2011, Updated October 12, 2021