Investigations on air quality in a school

Dana Mihincău , Dorina Camelia Ilieș , Jan Andrzej Wendt , Alexandru Ilieș , Emin Atasoy , Paul Szabo-Alexi , Florin Marcu , Adina Victoria Albu , Grigore Vasile Herman

Abstract

The high rate of children becoming ill during school periods as opposed to during school holidays has forced authorities associated with the educational system and labour medicine to carry out regular checks in schools and to assign hygienization tasks. Air quality reports, otherwise completely absent from schools, have been requested. Students have reportedly been confronted with headaches and drowsiness, particularly during the second half of their school day. This paper aims to determine the effects of the most important indoor microclimate indicators - namely classroom air temperature, relative humidity, and CO2 content - on the students’ productivity and their health. The study regarding microclimate monitoring in the Iosif Vulcan National College of Oradea, Romania, was carried out in the interval of March 2018-March 2019. The Trotek BZ 30 thermohygrometer was used to obtain measurements in classrooms, and the data on temperature, relative humidity, and CO2 was then centralized and processed. Results show that the microclimate in various classrooms in the Iosif Vulcan National College of Oradea differs according to room type (computer science laboratory, library, classroom), time of day (during classes or after hours), and number of students.
Author Dana Mihincău - [Universitatea din Oradea]
Dana Mihincău ,,
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, Dorina Camelia Ilieș - [Universitatea din Oradea]
Dorina Camelia Ilieș ,,
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, Jan Andrzej Wendt (FOG/IG/DRDG)
Jan Andrzej Wendt,,
- Department of Regional Development Geography
, Alexandru Ilieș - [Universitatea din Oradea]
Alexandru Ilieș ,,
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, Emin Atasoy - [Bursa Uludağ Üniversitesi]
Emin Atasoy,,
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, Paul Szabo-Alexi - [Universitatea din Oradea]
Paul Szabo-Alexi ,,
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, Florin Marcu - [Universitatea din Oradea, Facultatea de Medicina]
Florin Marcu,,
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, Adina Victoria Albu - [Universitatea din Oradea]
Adina Victoria Albu,,
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, Grigore Vasile Herman - [Universitatea din Oradea]
Grigore Vasile Herman,,
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Journal seriesFolia Geographica, ISSN 1336-6157, e-ISSN 2454-1001, (N/A 20 pkt)
Issue year2019
Vol61
No2
Pages190-204
Publication size in sheets0.70
Keywords in Englishair temperature, CO2 , indoor microclimate, relative air humidity
URL https://www.unipo.sk/public/media/32709/542-INVESTIGATIONS%20ON%20AIR%20QUALITY%20IN%20A%20SCHOOL.pdf
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
Score (nominal)20
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ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 31-07-2020, ArticleFromJournal
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