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  1. Characterization of air quality problems in five Finnish indoor ice arenas.

    Article - En anglais

    The air quality in five Finnish ice arenas with different volumes, ventilation systems, and resurfacer power sources (propane, gasoline, electric) was monitored during a usual training evening and a standardized, simulated ice hockey game.

    The measurements included continuous recording of carbon monoxide (CO), nitric oxide (NO), and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) concentrations, and sampling and analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

    Emissions from the ice resurfacers with combustion engines caused indoor air quality problems in all ice arenas.

    The highest 1-hour average CO and NO2 concentrations ranged from 20 to 33 mg/m3 (17 to 29 ppm) and 270 to 7440 mug/m3 (0.14 to 3.96 ppm), respectively.

    The 3-hour total VOC concentrations ranged from 150 to 1200 mug/m3.

    The highest CO and VOC levels were measured in the arena in which a gasoline-fueled resurfacer was used.

    The highest NO2 levels were measured in small ice arenas with propane-fueled ice resurfacers and insufficient ventilation.

    In these arenas, the indoor NO2 levels were about 100 times the levels measured in ambient outdoor air, and the highest 1-hour concentrations were about 20 times the national and World Health Organization (WHO) health-based air quality guidelines.

    The air quality was fully acceptable only in the arena with an electric resurfacer. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Finlande, Europe, Installation sportive, Patinoire, Pollution intérieur, Qualité air, Carbone monoxyde, Azote monoxyde, Azote dioxyde, Composé organique volatil, Teneur air, Analyse risque, Source pollution, CO, NO, NO2

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Finland, Europe, Sport facility, Skating rink, Indoor pollution, Air quality, Carbon monoxide, Nitric oxide, Nitrogen dioxide, Volatile organic compound, Air content, Risk analysis, Pollution source

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0015826

    Code Inist : 001D16C06. Création : 17/04/1998.