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Pollution from humidifiers: What is the reason, how to measure and to prevent it?

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Author: Bluyssen, P.M. · Müller, B. · Fitzner, K.
Source:Proceedings of Healthy Buildings 2000, August, 275-280
Identifier: 329759
Keywords: Environment · Humidifier · Maintenance · Guideline · Cleaning · Air quality · Biocide


In the beginning of 1998 a three-year European project, AIRLESS, was started to develop strategies, principles and protocols to improve and control the performance of HVAC-systems and its components for incorporation in codes and guidelines. Twelve institutes, universities and companies, from seven European countries are involved in this project. Knowledge on why, when and how pollution is caused by HVAC-systems is still largely undefined. Therefore the first step in this project is to define and to investigate ways to prevent pollution. In this paper the investigations with respect to humidifiers is reported