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Experimental method for determining removal efficiency of house dust by mechanical ventilation

Kurihara Genta, Yoshino Hiroshi, Yonekura Hiroshi, Takaki Rie, and Lu Yang, 2010
particle removal | airborne particles | measuring method | ventilation system
Bibliographic info: 31st AIVC Conference " Low Energy and Sustainable Ventilation Technologies for Green Buildings", Seoul, Korea, 26-28 October 2010
Languages: English

Biological contamination has recently become an important issue in the residential indoor environment. In fact, one of the leading causes of allergic diseases is the presence of mold and mites in house dust that accumulates on the floors, near the breathing zone for infants and toddlers. In this research, experimental studies were carried out in order to examine particle removal efficiency in a room with two ventilation systems: a ceiling exhaust system and a slit exhaust system. The results indicated that there was no clear relationship between removal efficiency and two different outlet locations. It was found that the use of fluorescent particles to simulate house dust was effective for determining the removal efficiency of ventilation systems.

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