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The effect of recirculation on ventilation effectiveness parameters.

Waters J R, Simons M W, 2000
local air quality index | local mean age | zonal model | air quality | contaminant removal effectiveness | recirculation
Bibliographic info: UK, Oxford, Elsevier, 2000, proceedings of Roomvent 2000, "Air Distribution in Rooms: Ventilation for Health and Sustainable Environment", held 9-12 July 2000, Reading, UK, Volume 2, pp 913-918
Languages: English

The effect on ventilation effectiveness parameters of the recirculation of air is investigated. The results of work with respect to air change effectiveness parameters is explained and extended to the effect of recirculation on the contaminant removal effectiveness parameter of local air quality index. It is demonstrated, first with respect to a simple system with one supply and exhaust and then by extension to a system with multiple exhausts, that it is possible to calculate the effect of recirculation by means of a simple algebraic expression. It is explained how the procedure for the computation of ventilation effectiveness parameters by the multi-zonal method may be adapted to include the effects of recirculation.


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