Outlines plan for development of commercial ventilation systems for use in smoking environments such as smoking lounges. Notes that work is based on previous studies using controlled environmental rooms. Divides project into phases, and provides estimated costs. Lists points of commercial potential including "response to regulatory pressure/anti-smoking lobby groups" and "underpinning of brand and an opportunity for demonstrating product innovations."
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PROJECT: INDOOR AIR QUALITY IMPROVEblENT
Previous work in BTC has concentrated on the study of ventilation systems on
the build up and decay of tobacco smoke in controlled environmental rooms. The base
knowledge will be utilised to develop commercial systems for use in smoking
envirorLrnents, including smoking lounges and enclosed systems that provide
acceptable situations for both smokers and non-smokers
Evaluation of'Colt filtration system in combination with the BTC
environmental room air handling system.
Following initial discussions and signing of confidentiality agreement with
Colt International a filter unit will be designed and installed into the BTC
environmental room air handling system. ~'an 1994
The BTC environmental rooms to be overhauled and commissioned to full
function performance by late December 1993. Monitoring equipment to
include aerosol mass and other smoke component instruments re-installed
and commissioned. Feb 1994
Validate the performance characteristics of the Colt system under a wide range
of smoking regimes in both objective and subjective terms:
a) Control vs filtered air.
Peak level of smoke components.
b) Control vs filtered air.
Decay characteristics of smoke components.
c) Time related performance of filter.
New vs aged filter elements.
a) Control vs filtered air.
Sensory attribute scores, initial assessments. Jun 1994
b) Time related filtered air.
Sensory attribute scores. July 1994
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Phase lh Evaluation of filter systems in real world environments.
Critical appraisal of performance characteristics and a decision to set-up a
series of test environments.
Conference rooms (internal)
Identi~ external environments (e.g. Ladbrokes)
Critical appraisal of system performance in local controlled situations and
decision to establish prototype commercial system and environment for
evaluation. Sept t994
Identified location / system for evaluation; joint venture commercialisafion
System refinements may give rise to further laboratory studies, e.g. local air
flows / proximity testing etc.
RESOURCES and COSTS
1.5 graduate-years effort equivalent
Repairs to rooms, overhaul, recommissioning.
Maintalnance and repair to smoke component
analysers. Cost for off-line analyses.
Cost of filters and installation work
Panel assessment expenditure ( Time costed to
project and incentives.)
I Support for smoke¢ in providing acceptable environment.
2 Response to regulatory pressure / anti-smoking lobby groups.
3 Underpinning of brand and an opportunity for demonstrating product
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