• Abstract

    The health of staff and students is impacted by Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in educational environments. A healthy atmosphere depends on good IAQ, yet millions of students worldwide might develop respiratory illnesses due to poor air quality. Immediate action is required to alleviate the burden of IAQ consequences in the pandemic-dominated period. This detailed evaluation focuses on techniques for improving air circulation and filtration systems to meet the critical demand for improved IAQ in schools. This research demonstrates the negative impacts of inadequate IAQ on students and educators’ cognitive capacities, health and performance based on an extensive examination of current records. A healthy learning environment, on the other hand, can minimize absenteeism, raise test results and increase pupil/teacher education/teaching productivity. This review explores the effectiveness of different ventilation as well as filtration methods, such as air purifiers, mechanical ventilation, natural ventilation and advanced filtration systems, in lowering airborne pollutants like particulate matter, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and microbiological contaminants. This study reviews current information, emphasizes recent findings along with options and provides guidelines for the future of education. It underlines the limits of previous studies, gives ideas for further research and indicates a path forward for more enhancements to the air quality in schools. Comprehensive analysis with greater sample numbers is required to evaluate student performance, indoor contentment and environmental health exposure. On-site measurements are essential for comprehending the properties of contaminants. Intricate mitigation strategies must take health impacts, IAQ and energy efficiency into effect.

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Gambhir, V., Patil, S., Khanna, R., & Asthana, S. (2024). A complete review on enhancing air circulation and filtration for improving internal air quality in a healthy school environment. Multidisciplinary Reviews, 6, 2023ss078. https://doi.org/10.31893/multirev.2023ss078
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