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2019

Portland State University

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Indoor aerosols -- research

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Full-Text Articles in Engineering

Overview Of Homechem: House Observations Of Microbial And Environmental Chemistry, Delphine K. Farmer, Marina E. Vance, Jon P. D. Abbatt, Andrew Abeleira, Michael R. Alves, Richard Corsi, Peter F. Decarlo, Allen H. Goldstein, Vicki H. Grassian, Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz, Jose L. Jimenez, Tara Kahan, Multiple Additional Authors Jan 2019

Overview Of Homechem: House Observations Of Microbial And Environmental Chemistry, Delphine K. Farmer, Marina E. Vance, Jon P. D. Abbatt, Andrew Abeleira, Michael R. Alves, Richard Corsi, Peter F. Decarlo, Allen H. Goldstein, Vicki H. Grassian, Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz, Jose L. Jimenez, Tara Kahan, Multiple Additional Authors

Mechanical and Materials Engineering Faculty Publications and Presentations

The House Observations of Microbial and Environmental Chemistry (HOMEChem) study is a collaborative field investigation designed to probe how everyday activities influence the emissions, chemical transformations and removal of trace gases and particles in indoor air. Sequential and layered experiments in a research house included cooking, cleaning, variable occupancy, and window-opening. This paper describes the overall design of HOMEChem and presents preliminary case studies investigating the concentrations of reactive trace gases, aerosol particles, and surface films. Cooking was a large source of VOCs, CO2, NOx, and particles. By number, cooking particles were predominantly in the ultrafine mode. Organic aerosol dominated ...


Accumulation Of Di-2-Ethylhexyl Phthalate From Polyvinyl Chloride Flooring Into Settled House Dust And The Effect On The Bacterial Community, Samantha Velazquez, Chenyang Bi, Jeff Kline, Susie Nunez, Richard Corsi, Ying Xu, Suzanne L. Ishaque Jan 2019

Accumulation Of Di-2-Ethylhexyl Phthalate From Polyvinyl Chloride Flooring Into Settled House Dust And The Effect On The Bacterial Community, Samantha Velazquez, Chenyang Bi, Jeff Kline, Susie Nunez, Richard Corsi, Ying Xu, Suzanne L. Ishaque

Mechanical and Materials Engineering Faculty Publications and Presentations

Di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) is a plasticizer used in consumer products and building materials, including polyvinyl chloride flooring material. DEHP adsorbs from material and leaches into soil, water, or dust and presents an exposure risk to building occupants by inhalation, ingestion, or absorption. A number of bacterial isolates are demonstrated to degrade DEHP in culture, but bacteria may be susceptible to it as well, thus this study examined the relation of DEHP to bacterial communities in dust. Polyvinyl chloride flooring was seeded with homogenized house dust and incubated for up to 14 days, and bacterial communities in dust were identified at ...