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Indoor Environment Quality Indicators in Co-Op Supermarkets in Kuwait

Azel Almutairi
College of Life Sciences, Environmental Technology Management Department, Kuwait University, PO Box 5969, Safat

Abstract—In this paper, the indoor quality indicators were investigated in a Co-Operative (Co-Op) supermarket in Kuwait by both subjective and objective evaluations. A questionnaire with Likert scale basis was conducted to reflect the customers and workers health environment satisfaction. Measurements were carried out to examine the parameters that determine the air and acoustic pollution inside the Co-Op supermarket. The perceived air quality (PAQ) was calculated, and indoor air quality index (IAQ) was investigated. Three pollutants, carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), and formaldehyde (HCHO) were studied. The CO2 concentration was notably high. 

Index Terms—indoor quality management, air pollution, acoustics pollution, subjective evaluation, objective
evaluation

Cite: Azel Almutairi, "Indoor Environment Quality Indicators in Co-Op Supermarkets in Kuwait," International Journal of Structural and Civil Engineering Research, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 77-80, February 2020. doi: 10.18178/ijscer.9.1.77-80