Portland-State-University 2021-2022 Bulletin

ME 461 Buildings and health: Indoor air quality

We spend 90% of our time inside buildings and much of our exposure to air pollution occurs indoors. Students develop mass-balance models of pollutant fate, transport, and transformation for indoor spaces including parameterizing indoor sources (emissions), indoor-outdoor transport (ventilation), transformation (removal and chemical reactions), and control strategies for indoor air pollutants. Students solve developed models with analytical and numerical methods. Students use mass-balance models to inform assessment of human exposure to air pollution and infectious disease transmission.




ME 320 or equivalent
  • Up one level
  • 400