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
One sixth of the total energy consumed in Taiwan is for building operation, mainly for summer cooling. The energy consumed for summer cooling can be greatly reduced if naturalventilation can be exerted in Taiwanese urban apartments.
Chao N-T, Chiang C-M, Wang W-A
A patented, low energy, fresh air fan convector has been developed by a HVAC equipmentmanufacturer in conjunction with a leading controls supplier and a local University.
Price M J, Clancy E M
Air handling units do not always function as planned: airflow rates are often larger than required, the recirculation rate is not at its set-point value and parasitic shortcuts sometimes decrease dramatically the ventilation efficiency.
Roulet C-A, Foradini F, Deschamps L
Computer simulation of building airtightness measurements shows the effect of changes inpressure distribution across the building envelope due to wind force and temperature differenceon measurement accuracy.
Geissler A
This technical note considers the performance evaluation of an advanced air-conditioningsystem in a plant manufacturing electrical generators.
Raisanen J, Paakkari A, Niemela R
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