Accuracy and Conservatism of Vapour Intrusion Algorithms for Contaminated Land Management

Jeroen Provoost, Lucas Reijnders, Jan Bronders

Abstract


This paper provides a view on the suitability of screening-level vapour intrusion (VI) algorithms for contaminated land management. It focuses on the accuracy and level of conservatism for a number of screening-level algorithms used for VI into buildings. The paper discusses the published evidence of the accuracy of VI algorithms and puts the conservatism is a broader regulatory perspective, including advice on how to deal with variation. In closing further research needs are provided.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ep.v2n2p71

Environment and Pollution   ISSN 1927-0909 (Print)   ISSN 1927-0917 (Online)

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