The 20th AIVC and Indoor Air 99 Conference, Ventilation and indoor air quality in buildings, was held in Edinburgh , Scotland, 9-13 August 1999.

Contains 141 papers

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This field study was organized to determine the ventilation required to maintain acceptable air quality in a retail store using the ASHRAE Standard 62-1989 performance-based procedure.
D.T. Grimsrud, B.B. Bridges, N.G. Carlson, D.E. Hadlich
Ventilation is pivotal both in terms of indoor air quality and environmental issues such as greenhouse gas emissions. It also has a major impact on energy use in buildings.
Liddament M W
The development of guidelines for smart innovative mechanical ventilation systems is a task included in an ongoing research project partly supported by the European Commission in the framework of the Joule programme "TIPVENT - Towards Improved Per
Blomsterberg A, Delmotte C, Barles P, Pennycook K, de Gids W, Hardegger P, Maldonado E
Air exchange rates of ten residential buildings were measured according to ASTM-E741-83 using SF6 as a decaying tracer.
Alper E, Elkilani A S, Bouhamra W S
This field study was organised to track differential pressure relationships in critical care units of a metropolitan hospital. Maintaining design pressure balances is essential to control risk of airborne disease transmission within these units.
Streifel A J, Bridges B B, Grimsrud D T, Krafthefer B C
Energy-saving improvements in the thermal properties of buildings often have an adverse effect on indoor air quality, leading to risks of structural deterioration.
Baumann M-L, Amphoux A
This present work has theoretically investigated coupled heat and mass exchangemechanisms in counterflow rotary dehumidifier with the mixed desiccant of LiCl and additives,used in air conditioning systems.
Anisimov S
The HVAC components are usually made of galvanised sheet metal which is covered by a corrosion protection and also lubricant oils are used in machine tools in manufacturing of the components or ducts.
Pasanen A V, Liesivuori J
Describes wind tunnel investigations made with Kr as a tracer.
Dutsuik T, Jablonskiy K, Leonteva U
Based on theoretical and experimental tests it was determined that the thermodynamic balancecondition in the working space of air-handling units (AHUs) of heating, ventilating and aircondltioningsystems (HVAC systems) is entirely defined by the hu
Gvozdkov A N, Bogoslovsky V N
The present study introduces a humidity control apparatus which can hygienically and automaticlymaintain the appropriate humidity level of indoor air without either a water supply or drainage system.In humidification, the desiccant takes up water
Moriya Y, Yoneno N, Oyama M, Tanabe S
Particle characteristics in indoor environments are strongly related to the characteristics ofoutdoor particles. The aim of this work was to investigate how submicrometre particle numberconcentration changes with the distance from a road.
Hitchins J, Morawska L, Gilbert D
In mechanical exhaust ventilated buildings in cold climates, the supply air through vents in the perimeter may cause draught and reduce the zone of occupancy. One way to prevent this is to preheat the outdoor air by a vent-convector.
Mundt E, Gustavsson M, Leksell P
The role of outdoor spaces’ design as well as the mutual correspondence among urban microclimate, indoor air climate and air quality, have been specifically investigated for the case study of the Central Athens Area.
Ferrante A, Mihalakakou G, Santamouris M
Suitable combinations of desiccant and evaporative cooling systems permit air processes alternative to the traditional ones for air conditioning applications.
Schibuola L
The feasibility of designing ventilation routes in the house with passive ventilation system is investigated using the numerical experiments and the measurements on its ventilation rates and indoor air quality.
Hayashi M, Enai M, Hirokawa Y, Yamashita M
Isolation rooms for Tuberculosis in fifteen hospitals have been surveyed and measured in twophases. In phase 1 the isolation rooms in seven hospitals were checked ater the hospitalsrenovation construction had been finished.
Loong H T, Wang M J, Shyu R J
Residential ventilation systems can be categorized as supply, exhaust, or balanced systems.This effort focused on establishing a design methodology for central-fan-integrated supplyventilation systems.
Rudd A F, Lstiburek J W
In order to estimate air change rates (ACH) on Natural Ventilation (NV) processes a number of factors should be known as general and openings dimensions, pressure distribution over the facades, internal heat sources (or sinks) and head losses.
Saraiva J G, Marques da Silva F
The ventilation air intake (louver) is the first line of defence against an unfavourable outdoor climate.
Kristiansen O, Hanssen S O, Stang J, Lysne H N