INVESTIGATION OF ULUPINAR OBSERVATORY IN TERMS OF AIR QUALITY


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Çağlar H. , Aygün S.

II. International Science and Innovation Congress, Ankara, Turkey, 25 - 27 June 2021, pp.138-145

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.138-145

Abstract

In this study, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Astrophysics Research Center (ÇAAM) and Ulupınar Observatory were discussed in terms of occupational health and safety, and indoor air quality assessments were made in this context. These interior environments are the Main Building, which includes a seminar hall, library, kitchen, dormitory, offices, and observation domes positioned separately for four different telescopes. In the study, airborne particulates (PM) with aerodynamic diameters of 1 micron, 2.5 and 10 microns as air pollutants were measured with the particle counter "PCE-RCM 15". In addition, in this study, the total volatile organic compound (TVOC) and formaldehyde (HCHO) amounts in the air were also determined by the particle counter. In addition to these measurements, indoor relative humidity and temperature values ​​were also determined. The values ​​of the measurements were compared with the limit values ​​given by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Air Quality Assessment and Management Regulation of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization of the Republic of Turkey. It has been observed that the levels that threaten human health are not reached in the amount of particles (PM 1.0, PM 2.5 and PM 10) and TVOC and HCHO in ÇAAM and Ulupınar Observatory Main Building and telescope domes. In addition, relative humidity and temperature values ​​are also at thermal comfort levels.