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Introduction to Indoor Air Quality, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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About this Course

Course Overview: This course provides a basic knowledge of an emerging area – Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in buildings. Learners will realize the importance of maintaining proper IAQ. Characteristics associated with indoor air contaminants (IAC) are demonstrated, such as • Particulate matters (PM2.5, PM10) • Radon • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) • Asbestos • Bio-aerosols, and more Safe exposure levels, resulting health effects, measurement techniques, mitigate and control measures of these IAC are discussed. Other important areas related to IAQ such as building ventilation systems, indoor flow characteristics, sick building syndrome, and thermal comfort are also covered in this course....

Top reviews


Jul 06, 2018

Excellent course, very well delivered and very informative. I would love to see it expanded even to a 5 or 6 week course to go a bit more in depth on some of the topics.


Jan 02, 2018

Excellent course. I learnt much during the programme. It was not very informative and provided a good introduction to indoor air quality

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By Yohan Andres Arenas

Apr 08, 2019

Fully explained course about indoor air quality,, explanation of the sources of harmful elements and its consequences in health and environment, and explanation of alternatives to improve indoor air quality.

By Ramesh Kumar A

Apr 08, 2019

Perfect platform to learn about basics of IAQ

By Shiv Shankar raj

Apr 02, 2019

I feel very good and I have enjoyed this online course very much .in future if I got chance I want to do this type of courses

By Bruno

Mar 26, 2019

Very interesting course


By Tobias Skylstad Kvernebo

Mar 10, 2019

Informative and clear.


Mar 10, 2019

great course for mechanical engg because of when we design air conditioner in industry thats time we have need air quality great thanks to coursera and hongkong university finally they have allowed me this course


Jan 28, 2019


By Kong Yim Yu Stephanie

Jan 08, 2019

very good introduction to the basic concepts of ventilation and IAQ parameter

By Aravindraj R B

Nov 25, 2018

This course really helps me to advance in my career

By Mohammadreza Zaboli Bahabadi

Oct 18, 2018

Absolutely contain very useful information, specially for me that design DataCenters and server room, it helps me a lot for measurement, ventilation and controlling for cleanrooms.

Thanks a lot to the professors for these great information.