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Title: Assessment of Indoor Air Concentrations of VOC's in Schools at Industrial, Traffic, and Residential Areas in Kuwait
Authors: Abdullah Nasser Abdullah Safar 
Supervisor: Prof. Mohamed F. Hamoda
Keywords: Air Concentrations
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher:  Kuwait university - college of graduate studies
Abstract: This study evaluated the VOC components in schools at different areas; industrial, traffic, and residential of Kuwait. The study included nine schools which were selected from the three different areas to monitor the VOC's concentrations in classrooms. Three schools were chosen from each area to cover all age levels of students, namely an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school. The VOC samples were collected using canisters and were placed in one classroom in each school beside the roof of one chosen school among the three at each area. Each area represents a specific category; "Ali Sabah Al-Salem" is an industrial region, "Al-Farwaniya" is a traffic region, and "Abdullah Mubarak" is a residential area. The schools were investigated during the weekdays and the weekends to note the difference when students are attending and not attending the schools. Several parameters were taken into account during the investigation such as relative humidity, temperature, odors, ventilation, capacity of students in each classroom, and activities. The results showed a higher value of the VOC concentration average indoor than the outdoor in all of the three areas. The total (indoor and outdoor) level of VOC's concentration through the weekends was higher than that measured during the weekdays in both industrial and residential areas, but the opposite was detected in the traffic area.
Appears in Programs:2040 Environmental Sciences

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