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Indoor transport of contaminants

The overall aim of this report is to increase the knowledge of the mechanisms that control the transport of contaminants indoors, to help the construction of numerical models and to assess the reliability of their predictions. Primary factors that are clearly important in controlling the contaminant transport around the room include the contaminant properties and room ventilation. Secondary factors which perhaps may not seem initially so important include solar radiation, humidity and heat transfer through the walls, floor and ceiling. These secondary factors can have a significant influence on the air flow around the room which, in turn, affects contaminant dispersion.Report number HSL/2006/29

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