MODELING AND MONITORING OF CO, NO AND NO//2 IN A MODERN TOWNHOUSE.

John E. Borrazzo, James F. Osborn, Roy C. Fortmann, Randall L. Keefer, Cliff I. Davidson

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Abstract

Mass-balance models for indoor concentrations of CO, NO and NO//2 were applied to an energy-efficient townhouse. Model parameters included source emission rates, infiltrating airflows, and, for NO//2, loss rate coefficients. Emission factors for CO, NO and NO//2 were estimated for each of the gas-fired appliances in the house. Airflows were estimated using sulfur hexafluoride (SF//6) decay techniques. Loss rates for NO//2 were calculated as the difference between NO//2 removal rates and estimated air exchange rates; CO and NO concentrations decayed at a rate not significantly different than that for SF//6. Comparing model predictions with measured concentrations yielded differences averaging 17% for CO and NO, and 28% for NO//2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-311
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics
Volume22
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 1 1987

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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Borrazzo, J. E., Osborn, J. F., Fortmann, R. C., Keefer, R. L., & Davidson, C. I. (1987). MODELING AND MONITORING OF CO, NO AND NO//2 IN A MODERN TOWNHOUSE. Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 22(3), 299-311.