Books and special editions

Special issue “Atmospheric Environment“ (Volume 106, April 2015)

This special issue focusses on the indoor air quality. It covers topics such as cigarette smoke, particles, volatile organic compounds, odors, microbial contamination and international guidelines.

Editors: Lidia Morawska, Tunga Salthammer
Elsevier Ltd. 
ISSN 1352-2310

Failure Analysis of Wood and Wood-Based Products (2015)

This authoritative resource presents tested techniques for conducting in-depth, professional investigations of failures involving wood and wood-based products. The book offers a detailed look at the various causes of damage to wood, including material characteristics, design and conditions of use, and chemical influences. State-of-the-art forensic analysis methods such as tracking of relevant features, physical and chemical analysis, and microscopy are provided. This comprehensive guide shows you how to conduct efficient, costeffective, and reproducible wood failure investigations on site and in the laboratory and deliver accurate findings and conclusions.

1st Edition
Editor: Dirk Lukowsky
McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 978-0071839372

Pollutants in museums, libraries and archives (2013)

This book provides an updated and considerably extended version of the 2006 guide to the topic of airborne pollutants in museum collections. Its aim is to offer effective protection to museum staff, visitors and exhibits, as well as providing practice-oriented assistance regarding prevention and renovation, in order to enable long-term minimisation or elimination of pollutants. 

2nd, completely revised version
Editors: Alexandra Schieweck, Tunga Salthammer
Fraunhofer IRB Verlag
ISBN 978-3-8167-9010-5

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In Situ Assessment of Structural Timber (2011)

This state-of-the-art report reflects the current knowledge in the area of in situ assessment of the physical and mechanical properties of wood structures.This report includes methods that are used in practice or have shown significant promise and have a body of knowledge that supports statements made in this report. This is a useable tool for professionals, researchers, educators and students. 

1st Edition
Editors: Bohumil Kasal, Thomas Tannert
Springer Netherlands
ISBN 978-9400705593

Organic Indoor Air Pollutants (2009)

This book is dedicated exclusively to the analysis of indoor air! In four clearly-organized sections, the book addresses pollutant measurement, strategies for air monitoring, field studies and emission studies. In this context, the physico-chemical properties of the relevant organic compounds are reviewed, emission sources are debated and detection methods are compared. Examples include car interiors, museums, offices and air-conditioned buildings. For this new edition, the material has been comprehensively revised and updated. Newly-added material includes information on emissions from electronic devices.

2nd, completely revised version
Editors: Tunga Salthammer, Erik Uhde
Wiley-VCH, Weinheim
ISBN 978-3-527-31267-2