Airbase

AIRBASE is the Bibliographic Database of the AIVC. It contains publications and abstracts of articles related to energy efficient ventilation. Where possible, sufficient detail is supplied in the bibliographic details for users to trace and order the material via their own libraries. Topics include: ventilation strategies, design and retrofit methods, calculation techniques, standards and regulations, measurement methods, indoor air quality and energy implications etc. Entries are based on articles and reports published in journals, internal publications and research reports, produced both by university departments and by building research institutions throughout the world. AIRBASE has grown and evolved over many years (1979 to present day, over 22000 references and 16000 documents available online). For most of the references, the full document is also available online.

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This paper introduces an improved model of a honeycomb UV/PCO air purifier that accounts for the combined effects of the nonuniform UV irradiation field resulting from a finite number of lamps and the variation of the local mass transfer coefficie
Khalifa H.E.
The results of a literature survey and an engineering analysis are presented that evaluate the process, technical, and sizing considerations of photocatalytic oxidation (PCO) as a commercial technology to treat (i.e., remove) low-level contaminant
Tompkins D.T., Lawnicki B.J., Zeltner W.A., Anderson M.A.
Several approaches to estimate the cost of installing and operating a photocatalytic oxidation (PCO) device for application in various treatment concerns are presented.
Tompkins D.T., Lawnicki B.J., Zeltner W.A., Anderson M.A.
This paper describes the CFD analysis of the atrium smoke control system at the Newseum. The Newseum is a museum dedicated to news, and its new building will become a major attraction in Washington, DC.
Klote J.H.
The objective of this paper is to demonstrate the value of using performance-based design techniques in the design of atrium smoke management systems.
Philips D.A., Sinclair R.
A deteriorated indoor climate is commonly related to increases in sick building syndrome (SBS) symptoms, respiratory illnesses, sick leave, reduced comfort, and losses in productivity. The cost of this for society is high.
Seppanen O., Fisk W.J.
Indoor temperature is one of the fundamental characteristics of the indoor environment. It can be controlled with a degree of accuracy dependent on the building and its HVAC system.
Seppanen O., Fisk W.J., Faulkner D.
This paper presents recent findings on the impact of temperature and ventilation on call-handling performance and selected sick building syndrome symptoms of call center operators near thermal neutral conditions.
Tham K.W., Willem H.C.
The annual costs of energy and maintenance in running a heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system and life-cycle costs (LCC) of investments for improving air quality in an office building were compared with the resulting revenues fr
Wargocki P., Djukanovic R.
In this study, CFD models are used to test the performance of alternate design strategies as applied to a single data space.
Sorell V., Escalante S., Yang J.
This study has demonstrated that the microperforated duct is highly qualified if moderate requirements for the ventilation features and high standards for the absorption characteristic are concerned.In addition, the microperforated ducts allows f
Leistner P., Hettler S.
The author relates first the history of the cabin air filters then he presents different test methods for the cabin air filters : among them a test method by olfactometry.
Bräunling V.
The aim of the authors is to study the differences of indoor air quality between 8 different office buildings along with the different individual exposition between the occupants of the same building. That study lasted 5 months.
Glas B., Levin J.O., Stenberg B., Stenlund H., Sunesson A.L.
The main results of 3 studies on the measurment of the indoor air pollution are presented in this paper.
Goldgewicht C.
The authors present the different techniques for the reduction of radon concentrations in buildings, mainly in individual buildings.
Ameon R., Dupuis M.
The particle contamination is well mastered whereas the molecular and microbiological contaminations are not : the existing purifying systems generally use the trapping but not the destruction of the contaminants.
Rutman E., Petit P., Dalaby S., Petit N.
The author presents an example of ventilation for high-standing collective dwellings with a system that combines thermal comfort and healthy ventilation.
M.H.
An abridged version of the study carried out under the auspices of the Federal Office of Energy by the Institute for Building Research of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich.
Vezin C

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