airborne contaminant

air·borne con·tam·i·nant

(ārbōrn kŏn-tami-nănt)
An extraneous material (e.g., a chemical or bacterium) carried by air.
See also: contaminant
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These effects include both increased airborne contaminant concentrations associated with the disaster or its aftermath and challenges in providing acceptable environmental conditions during an event or afterwards during recovery.
- US-based airborne contaminant sensing solutions developer AlerSense Inc.
Heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems are major contributors to the risk levels of building occupants to airborne contaminant releases due to their direct influences on airflow patterns in buildings.
But it could also be used to find the source of a rumour spreading on Facebook or sniff out the source of an airborne contaminant that was let loose by terrorists in a subway network, according to the scientists.
Identification of indoor airborne contaminant sources with probability-based inverse modeling methods.
Flanagan said it is possible an airborne contaminant led to Friday's illnesses.
* A humidity sensor with a platinum RTD for temperature compensation for resistance to airborne contaminant and chemicals, and protection by a sintered stainless steel filter to resist condensation.
Donaldson also announced that it has developed what it called the first airborne contaminant and noise filtration systems designed specifically for fuel cell applications.
The technology enables managers or supervisors to remotely monitor dust or other airborne contaminant levels from employee breathing zones on an Android mobile device up to 75 feet away.
It might take a cultural shift in the surgical suite to see the dramatic improvements in airborne contaminant control that we have seen with the evolution of cleanroom technology.
(2009) used continuous sources of an [SF.sub.6] tracer gas and particles (1 [micro]m and 3 [micro]m in size) to investigate the airborne contaminant dispersion inside the inpatient ward.
An understanding of airflow and airborne contaminant transport is essential for proper planning, design, construction, and operation of buildings to reduce exposure of a building and its occupants to an internal release of a gaseous contaminant.

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