Comparative Study on the Indoor Air Quality in Critical Areas of Hospitals in Malaysia

Kerk Teck Seng, Kerk Teck Seng and Lee Chia Shen, Lee Chia Shen and Ngo Sin Ling, Ngo Sin Ling and Sim Pei Chin, Sim Pei Chin and Tan Jia Xin, Tan Jia Xin and Tan Kai En, Tan Kai En and Adnaan Ahmed Jama, Adnaan Ahmed Jama and Hariri, Azian and Nasir, Nurul Fitriah (2023) Comparative Study on the Indoor Air Quality in Critical Areas of Hospitals in Malaysia. Nature Environment and Pollution Technology An International Quarterly Scientific Journal, 22 (2). pp. 921-927. ISSN 0972-6268

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Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is the air quality within and around buildings and structures, particularly regarding building occupants’ health and comfort. IAQ assessments were performed using an objective measurement of molecular gaseous pollutants to determine the IAQ profile in the hospital’s critical areas. It also analyses the effects on patients in different environments and the sources that result in deviations from approved criteria. This comparative study is aimed to investigate the concentration of different compounds in different critical departments in the hospital and propose solutions to the related problem as an improvement in indoor air quality. The data was compared with the standards and regulations. It was found that the TVOC level in the CCU department, specifically in the fluoroscopy room, has exceeded the allowable limit. A few suggestions have been raised to lower the exceeded value. The risks and symptoms held by the occupants in the hospital buildings if they face poor indoor air quality were discussed. Further study can be conducted to relate the short and long-term health issues among medical staff to poor indoor air quality.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indoor air quality (IAQ) Air pollutants Hospitals DOSH ASHRAE
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T175-178 Industrial research. Research and development
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohamad Zulkhibri Rahmad
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2023 07:26
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2023 07:26

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