Amélioration de la qualité de l'air intérieur, grâce à l'addition de stimulants olfactifs.

Improving indoor air quality through the addition of olfactory stimulants.


The effects of indoor air quality on the well-being and comfort of building occupants are central to creating an indoor environment which increases human performance. A crucial factor in the evaluation of indoor air quality is the odour pollution. To date, research into improving the perceived air quality has concentrated entirely on developing technical means of reducing the quantity of pollution in the indoor air. For correlations with dissatisfaction level of the occupants, conventional approaches have failed, because they did not take into account the physiological and psychological effects of the sense of smell. The science of aromachology has shown that well being and mood are controlled by what can be termed "olfactory comfort". A number of major investigations in recent years have shown that it is not only necessary to avoid malodor and harmful substances, but also to add positive olfactory substances to the ventilation or air conditioning air stream.


  • Titre original : Improving indoor air quality through the addition of olfactory stimulants.
  • Identifiant de la fiche : 1998-1816
  • Langues : Anglais
  • Source : CLIMA 2000, Brussels 1997, August 30 to September 2, Congress Palace.
  • Date d'édition : 08/1997
  • Document disponible en consultation à la bibliothèque du siège de l'IIF uniquement.


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