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KEY DESIGN ELEMENTS OF BUILDING PRESSURE CYCLING FOR EVALUATING VAPOR INTRUSION: A LITERATURE REVIEW
Lutes, C.C., C.W. Holton, R. Truesdale, J.H. Zimmerman, and B. Schumacher.
Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation 39(1):66-72(2019)

As a tool for studying vapor intrusion, building pressure cycling (BPC) has been used to distinguish subslab and indoor sources of vapor intrusion as well as to define reasonable worst-case VOC mass discharge into a structure. This paper offers a review and comparison of the protocols and outcomes from multiple published applications of this technology to define the key variables that control performance. Common lessons learned include the variables that help define the range of building size and type to which BPC is applicable. Differences in test protocols and research gaps are also identified and discussed. https://doi.org/10.1111/gwmr.12310



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