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The influence of photochemistry on outdoor to indoor NO2 in some European museums

Grøntoft, Terje


Tidsskrift: Indoor Air: International Journal of Indoor Environment and Health, vol. 32, e12999, 2022

Arkiv: hdl.handle.net/11250/2982486
Doi: doi.org/10.1111/ina.12999

This paper reports 1 year of monthly average NO2 indoor to outdoor (I/O) concentrations measured in 10 European museums, and a simple steady-state box model that explains the annual variation. The measurements were performed in the EU FP5 project Master (EVK-CT-2002-00093). The work provides extensive documentation of the annual variation of NO2 I/O concentration ratios, with ratios above unity in the summer, in situations with no indoor emissions of NO2. The modelling included the most relevant production and removal processes of NO2 and showed that the outdoor photolysis was the probable main explanation of the annual trends in the NO2 I/O concentration ratios.