Accession Number:

AD0256381

Title:

SHELTER HABITABILITY STUDIES - ODORS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR VENTILATION

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-05-08

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Studies are presented on the effects of body and tobacco smoke odors on men who are confined. Ventilation requirements for the removal of these odors from enclosed structures are indicated. The number of persons smokers and non-smokers occupying a shelter and the fresh air supply are two important factors affecting the quality of the air. The outdoor air temperature, the humidity and the number of occupants influence the amount of fresh air supply needed to maintainA COMFORTABLE ATMOSPHERE IN THE SHELTER. Methods found to be effective in reducing the concentration of body odors and tobacco smoke in closed rooms are fresh outdoor air supplied through a simple ventilation system, recirculation of indoor air through charcoal filters or through a spray- type dehumidifier, use of deodorants, and an increase in the temperature and humidity of a room.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Defense
  • Hygiene and Sanitation
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE