Encompassing both the physical agent and general industrial hygiene aspects of atmospheric sampling and analysis, this book combines Masters-level teaching material, industry-veteran experience, and practical insight to provide both students and practitioners with a thorough guidebook for testing indoor air quality and producing top-quality results. Explaining the philosophy and logic of the problem solving process_including systematically handling pathways and identifying pitfalls_the authors provide more than 250 sample calculations that allow readers to experience a broad array of situations and help them discover the answers to the most frequently asked questions: Where do I start? How do I solve a problem? How do I know I have the right answer? The authors emphasize chemical agents, lab preparation, statistical methods, and sampling strategies, and they introduce readers to new methods, equipment, and accessories that provide more accurate measurements than traditional versions. Each step of the sampling and analysis process is examined in detail.
Each chapter includes a learning objective, outline, laboratory exercises, problem sets, solutions, and a list of cited sources, references, suggested additional reading, and notes. Most laboratory tasks described include detailed graphics and photos of the experiments along with a list of equipment needed.