DEVELOPMENT OF A MODULAR TOOLBOX IN SIMULINK FOR DYNAMIC SIMULATIONS OF VOC-CONCENTRATION IN INDOOR AIR
Journal article, 2005
Presence of volatile organic compounds in indoor
air affects human health. Throat and eye irritation
together with headache and weakness are
symptoms related to volatile organic compounds.
Hundreds of these compounds are normally present
in indoor air.
This paper presents a numerical simulation tool
which is developed with the purpose to assess the
concentration of volatile organic compounds in
indoor air, taking into account the presence of
building materials, furniture, appliances, and
ventilation systems. To illustrate the program
capabilities, the tool is used to assess the storage
and release of toluene in an entire house. These
results show a high degree of program reliability
compared to prior measurements.
The software has a modular structure to facilitate
modeling of complex systems. All modules are
organized in a toolbox that is available for
downloading on the Internet to aid the process of