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HVAC and VOCs: interaction between building systems and indoor VOC concentrations

Klaas De Jonge, Jelle Laverge, 2019
indoor air quality | IAQ | HVAC | floor heating | demand controlled ventilation | DCV | Volatile organic compounds | VOC
Bibliographic info: 40th AIVC - 8th TightVent - 6th venticool Conference - Ghent, Belgium - 15-16 October 2019
Languages: English Pages (count): 2

HVAC systems in newly built or extensively renovated dwellings were all developed with the aim for energy saving with equal or better comfort. However, these systems (floor heating and DCV systems) have certain characteristics which increase the emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and give VOCs the chance to accumulate to higher concentrations. This interaction is investigated based on dynamic simulations using a temperature and humidity dependent VOC emission model. 


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