Air Quality Assessment of Some Selected Hospitals within Baghdad City

Abstract

Abstract- Hospitals are institutions designed to provide medical assistance tosick people have harm to their bodies, making them more likely to die thanothers, so indoor air quality (IAQ) of the various facilities of the hospital mustbe taken into account by providing an efficient Heating, ventilating and airconditioning (HVAC) systems with periodic maintenance and renewal fornonworking parts, and should appropriate with the health status of admissions,workers and visitors, the present study has been carried out to evaluate indoorair quality (IAQ) for three selected hospitals within Baghdad city. The studyperiod included the summer and winter of (2017) and the pollutants consideredare Ozone (O3), Nitrogen dioxide (NO2), Fine particles (PM10), Carbonmonoxide (CO), Sulfur dioxide (SO2) and Total volatile organic compounds(TVOCs). In addition to examining the airborne microorganisms bydetermination, both total count and diversity. The main objective of this paperis to assess the (IAQ) inside the hospital environment.