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Human EXposure to Aerosol Contaminants in Modern Microenvironments

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Techniques for Monitoring Exposure to aerosols
Start Date/Time: Monday, March 31, 2014 9:00 AM
End Date/Time: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 6:00 PM
Recurring Event: One time event
Importance: Normal Priority
Meeting Programme
1st Day

9:00-9:15 Welcome of participants – Aim and scope of the course
M. Lazaridis TUC

9:15-10:30 Indoor-outdoor relationships focusing on infiltration of outdoor-
generated pollutants indoors (Gerard Hoek, Utrecht University)

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45-12:15 Dynamics and Reactions of Indoor Pollutants (Tunga Salthammer, WKI)

12:15-13:00 Techniques for measuring occupant’s exposure to exhaled/coughed air indoors under different ventilation patterns and flow rates (Arsen K Melikov, Technical University of Denmark)
13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:00 Visit to Microbiology Laboratory

15:00-16:00 Aerosol deposition in the human respiratory tract – CFD calculations (Stavros Kassinos, University of Cyprus)

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-17:30 Aerosol characterization in the indoor environment
(Kaarle Hameri, Un. Helsinki)

17:30-18:30 The importance of whole building dispersion for aerosol
exposure - modelling approaches
(Simon Parker, Dstl)

18:30-19:00 Discussion with the Students All participants

2nd Day

9:00-10:30 Characterizing indoor aerosol sources: From hardcopy devices to
e-cigarettes (Tunga Salthammer, WKI)

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45-11:45 Exposome –linking different urban stressors
(Gerard Hoek, Utrecht University)

11:45-13:00 The significance of different aerosol metrics to human exposure
(Kostas Eleftheriadis, NCSRD Demokritos)

13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30-15:30 Human exposure assessment to semi-volatile organic
contaminants via indoor pathways
(Stuart Harrad,University of Birmingham)

15:30-15:45 Coffee Break

15:45-16:15 Discussion with the Students All participants

16:15 End of the Meeting
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Human EXposure to Aerosol Contaminants in Modern Microenvironments (HEXACOMM)

The main research goal of HEXACOMM is to apply scientifically-based modelling and experimental methods to relate concentrations of particulate matter in the indoor domestic environment to its sources and human exposure implications. The second research objective is to determine the human exposure arising from such exposure at both individual and collective (population) scales at modern microenvironments. 

Contributions from outdoor air will be taken into account. The central idea of HEXACOMM is that a combination of tools and methods will enable us to relate indoor air quality to aerosol contaminants in urban homes, offices, vehicles with human exposure in a quantitative manner. To achieve our goal and objectives we propose to undertake, in parallel, a carefully designed validation programme at the European scale combining specifically targeted indoor air quality measurements, source apportionment studies, micro-environmental modelling, dosimetry modelling and exposure studies. Ultimately, our vision is that such enhanced understanding of the underpinning science will lead to improved indoor air quality in European domestic environments, while facilitating development of strategies to mitigate the impacts of aerosols on human exposure.