Indoor air quality models require a wide range of input data, including envelope leakage information, weather, ventilation system characteristics, contaminant source emission rates, sink removal rates, occupant schedules, and air cleaner removal rates. Many of the required model inputs are available in the literature; however, these data have generally not been compiled in a readily accessible source. In order to facilitate the IAQ modeling process and allow for assessment of data quality and completeness, there is an urgent need for well-designed databases of measured contaminant modeling data.
Since its creation in 2009, the PANDORA database has continuously been fed new data published by the scientific community and it now contains about 9000 pollutant emission rates coming from 600 indoor sources. The emission rates of both gaseous and particulate pollutants have been compiled in a systematic way into the database to provide an easy access for IAQ modelers (Occupants and Occupant Activities, Cleaning Products and Air Fresheners, Construction and Decoration Materials, Furniture, Heating and Cooking Appliances, Electrical Equipment and others).
PANDORA (version 1.4) is available for free and can be downloaded at http://lasie.univ-larochelle.fr/PANDORA-A-comPilAtion-of-iNDoOR.
Contact: Dr. Marc ABADIE, University of La Rochelle, France, firstname.lastname@example.org.