Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 10:38:11 -0400
Reply-To: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**UVM.EDU>
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From: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**UVM.EDU>
Subject: Re: Local Fire Department training?

I received 8 responses to my inquiry yesterday about developing a  
training for the local Fire Department in responding to lab  
situations. I'm still organizing the information, but I did want to  
share with the list one resource that was pointed out to me. The EPA  
has a Windows application called "IAQX Model" for Indoor Air Quality  
and Inhalation Exposure (IAQX) available at
that includes several different modules, including one that models  
chemical spills.

The modules run different mathematical models for off gassing of  
specific situations based on information in the literature, including:
Program Purpose Reference
GPS.EXE A general-purpose simulation program Guo (1996)

VBX.EXE Models for predicting VOC emissions from solvent-based indoor  
coating materials based on product formulation Guo, et al. (1999)

SPILL.EXE Models for indoor solvent spills Reinke and Brosseau (1997);  
Drivas (1982)

SLAB.EXE A model for VOC emissions from diffusion-controlled  
homogeneous slabs such as new carpet backing Little, et al. (1994)

PM.EXE A model for indoor particulate matter Nazaroff and Cass (1989)

I thought that this resource might be of immediate interest to some  
DCHAS members.

Thanks for all for their help!

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH
Environmental Safety Manager
University of Vermont
Environmental Safety Facility
667 Spear St. Burlington, VT  05405

fax: (802)656-8682

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