Alireza Mahdavi

Alireza Mahdavi


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My HAB research interests focused on the analysis of dust samples collected on the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) filters in residential buildings. These samples allowed me to explore a diverse spectrum of contaminants bound to airborne particles many of which are harmful to our health.



Journal Publications

Mendell A, Mahdavi A, Siegel JA. 2022. Particulate matter concentrations in social housing. Sustainable Cities & Society, 76, 103503. DOI: 10.1016/j.scs.2021.103503 | Summary | IEQ in Social Housing

Mahdavi A, Dingle J, Chan AWH, Siegel JA. 2021. HVAC filtration of particles and trace metals: Airborne measurements and the evaluation of quantitative filter forensics. Environmental Pollution, 271, 116388. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2020.116388 | Summary | Filter Forensics

Mahdavi A, Siegel JA. 2021. Quantitative filter forensics: Size distribution and particulate matter concentrations in residential buildings. Indoor Air, 31(4), 1050-1060. DOI: 10.1111/ina.12782 | Summary | Filter Forensics

Mahdavi A, Siegel JA. 2020. Extraction of dust collected in HVAC filters for quantitative filter forensics. Aerosol Science and Technology, 54(11), 1282-1292. DOI: 10.1111/ina.12782 | Summary | Filter Forensics

Bi C, Maestre JP, Li H, Zhang G, Givehchi R, Mahdavi A, Kinney K, Siegel JA, Horner S, Xu Y. 2018. Phthalates and organophosphates in settled dust and HVAC filter dust of U.S. low-income homes: Association with season, building characteristics, and childhood asthma. Environment International, 121, 916-930. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2018.09.013 | Summary | Filter Forensics