Indoor Air Quality Monitoring of Particulate Matter (PM10 and PM2.5)
Particulate Matter (PM10 and PM2.5) Monitoring to reduce indoor air pollution
Following article lists sources of particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) causing indoor air pollution, why measurement of indoor particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) is necessary, harmful effects of particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) on human health and how indoor particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) is measured.
These are actually divided into 2 major parts as PM 10 and PM 2.5. PM 10 is gases, which can be apparently being seen like dusts, smoke etc. PM 2.5 is more dangerous than PM 10. As it is 2.5 times thinner than hair. It is more harmful as we cannot even see it. For e.g. Forest smoke, gases from vehicles etc. They generally come inside along either with outdoor gases or through occupants. They accumulate over time due to improper cleaning of building area.
PM10 and PM2.5 are important to measure as they create unsuitable environment for humans in offices. They accumulate over time and result in respiratory disorders in individuals. They also cause irritation and they can settle in form of dust on important documents and equipment causing loss of data and money.
Particulates (PM10 and PM2.5) can be classified as either respirable (less than 2.5 microns in diameter) or non-respirable. Respirable particles can penetrate into the lower lung and can cause damage to them. Non-respirable particles are trapped in the upper respiratory system and can cause irritation. Both of them can cause a variety of respiratory problems for occupants. Some sensitive occupants like asthma patients can get attacks when the concentration of particulates is high.
Particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) meters are used from filter testing to IAQ investigations, it is the portable solution for determining airborne particle concentrations. Its function is to monitor industrial clean rooms, pre-screen indoor air quality, locate particle sources for remediation.
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