School of Health Sciences Personnel - Neil J. Zimmerman
EducationB.S. Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, IL 1971
M.S. Environmental Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 1976
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 1980
Research: Industrial Hygiene
Dr. Zimmerman is interested in a wide range of topics related to the broad area of Industrial Hygiene, including exposure assessment and sampling strategy issues, ventilation and personal protection equipment control issues, and indoor air quality issues. Current studies include: the development and testing of a number of relatively nontoxic chemicals that can act as antifungal agents when used to treat building materials such as carpet and drywall; the development of a method to utilize a building or home's used furnace filter as a surrogate to predict the average concentration of mold in the air of the ventilated space; investigations into ways to modify furnace filters with activated charcoal to reduce organic vapors involved in indoor air quality problems; the development and validation of a prototype device to allow bioaerosol impactor samplers to operate in high mold concentration areas without overloading; conducting an initial exposure assessment of ultrafine perticulate in school buses resulting from diesel engine exhaust.
Heber, A., Peugh, M., Zimmerman, N., and Linton, R., Poultry Slaughter Plants: Ventilation System Performance, ASHRAE Transactions, 108(2):129-144 2002.
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