IAQ-Tools

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Software for indoor air quality analysis applications including troubleshooting "sick" buildings, ventilation design, filter design/selection, design for contaminant source control (such as hoods), indoor air quality research, tracer gas calculations, air quality unit conversions, and many others. User selects from any of the following contaminants: 1. Airborne solid contaminants, including asbestos, lead, and particulates. 2. Gases, including among others ammonia, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, ethane, formaldehyde, hydrogen sulfide, methane, nitrogen oxides, ozone, propane, radon, and sulfur dioxide. 3. Bioaerosols, including bacteria, fungi, and molds. 4. Tracer gases, including helium, hydrogen, and sulfur hexafluoride. The program also allows unit conversions of IAQ quantities, including highly flexible conversion of concentrations, flowrates, and generation rates, including conversions between any mass-based and volumetric-based quantities.

Keywords

indoor air quality, 'sick' buildings, ventilation design, contaminant source control design, tracer gas calculations

Validation/Testing

N/A

Expertise Required

Basic knowledge of indoor air quality.

Users

Over 200 users, both U.S. and international.

Audience

Engineers, industrial hygienists, safety professionals, building scientists, architects, indoor air quality contractors, and other air quality specialists.

Input

Typically, need to know all but one of the following, the program then solves for the unknown: Ventilation rate, air filter efficiency and airflow, indoor contaminant concentration, outdoor concentration, contaminant emission rate. Similar input is used for the

Output

Steady state results or transient (graphical) results. Preformatted report is available.

Computer Platform

IBM-compatible. Operating systems available: DOS, Windows 3.1, Windows 95/NT, IBM OS/2.

Programming Language

Visual Basic

Strengths

Fast, easy to learn, easy to use, extremely flexible user input (can enter units in English or metric or a mixture of both).

Weaknesses

Does not do multizone modelling.

Contact

Company:

Taitem Engineering

Address:

963 Comfort Road
Spencer, New York 14883
United States

Telephone:

(800) 216-5638 (607) 277-1118

Facsimile:

(607) 277-2119

E-mail:

IMShapiro@aol.com

Website:

Availability

Available through a variety of distributors, or directly from Taitem Engineering (same address as above). Price: $345 (Windows), $245 (DOS). Site license: $1380 (Windows), $980 (DOS). Add $5 for shipping, 8% tax for New York State. Order by check, PO, or major credit card.