Bin Yan, Bin Zhao
Bibliographic info:
Building Simulation, 2007, Beijing, China

Scientific studies have linked particulate matter with a series of significant health problems. In ventilation systems, indoor particle concentration and dust load on air duct surfaces are two concerns for human health. PROBE-PM (Predicting code for building environment-particulate matter transport simulation), a code to simulate the particle transport in the whole ventilation system is developed. PROBE-PM is employed to predict indoor particle concentration and dust load on duct surfaces by taking into the dynamic characteristic of the ventilation system and the effects of penetration through ducts on indoor concentration. The simulation models are introduced and a case study is analyzed.