Student performance and ventilation mechanism in local elementary school
Teo, Yong Da.
Date of Issue2012
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
This research report provides a state-of-the-art investigation on the indoor air quality in Singapore’s primary schools. Indoor air quality is recognized as a significant health, environment and economic problem. Poor indoor air quality is linked to health illness such as the ‘Sick Building Syndrome’ (SBS), which affects the health and well-being of a student. As for children, they spend most of their time in schools thus the indoor air quality plays a vital role in determining the students’ health, well-being and performance.This study explores the association between the students’ health, well-being and performance to the indoor air quality in several primary schools in Singapore. This project also examines the suitability of the classrooms for the students using the data collected. Experiments were carried out in 4 primary schools in Singapore for a period of 5 consecutive days each in a naturally ventilated classroom, air-conditioned room and outdoor environment. The air quality parameters to be analyzed include carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, ozone, temperature, relative humidity, particulate matters, nanoparticles, microbial counts, ventilation rate, air exchange rate and noise. Both the Standardized Mathematics tests and Stroop tests were conducted so as to ascertain the students’ productivity.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University