The quality of indoor environments influences satisfaction, health, and work performance of occupants.
Volume 14: 2015-2016
The International Journal of Ventilation, Volume 14, 2015-2016
A Comprehensive Study on the Critical Ventilation Velocity in Tunnels with Different Geometries | 2015 | English
Longitudinal ventilation is a common technique for smoke management during a fire accident within tunnels.
Particle Image Velocimetry Visualization and Measurement of Airflow Over a Wall-Mounted Radiator | 2015 | English
A common room-heating technique involves the use of a wall-mounted radiator without forced convection.
Statistical Characteristics and Frequency Spectrum Analysis of Fan Induced Airflow Compared with Natural Winds | 2015 | English
Electric fans used for cooling or local ventilation are common household appliances around the world, especially in developing countries. They offer many advantages such as low cost and energy savings, as well as easy implementation.
In this paper, the numerical and experimental performance of a new Thai Modern Façade (TMF) are investigated. Two configurations were considered namely, the Thai Modern Façade wall (TMF) and the Thai modern façade wall with fin (TMF-WF).
Optimized Ventilation Control for IAQ in Partial Renovation and Non-Renovated Commercial Buildings during the Summer Period in Chongqing, South West China | 2015 | English
This paper reports on research to analyze the indoor air quality (IAQ) and the concentration and varying patterns of CO2, formaldehyde and TVOC in commercial buildings located in Chongqing, South-West China.
The Effect of Legionella Pneumophila Contamination in the Surface Dust of the Air Ducts of Central Air Conditioning Systems on Indoor Air Quality | 2015 | English
The aim of this study was to determine the concentration of Legionella pneumophila in the surface dust of the air ducts of central air conditioning systems and evaluate its effects on indoor air quality.
A heat recovery ventilator (HRV) is used to create a balanced ventilation system in residential buildings and as an energy-saving measure.
The Transport of Gaseous Pollutants due to Stack Effect in High-Rise Residential Buildings | 2015 | English
Nowadays, there is increasing construction of high-rise buildings. Stack effect is one of the airflow characteristics in this type of tall buildings.
Comparison of Single-Sided Ventilation Characteristics between Single-Storey and Multi-Storey Buildings due to Wind Effect | 2015 | English
Previous studies on single-sided natural ventilation are mostly limited to very simple physical models, such as a single-room or single-storey building.
Carbon Dioxide Concentrations and Humidity Levels Measured in Belgian Standard and Low Energy Dwellings with Common Ventilation Strategies | 2015 | English
One of the most commonly used strategies to reduce the heating demand in low energy buildings is reducing the leakage level of the building envelope.
Case Study on Ventilation for Improving the Hygrothermal Behaviour of Emergency Temporary Housing under Japanese Conditions | 2015 | English
Emergency Temporary Housing units consisting of a light-gauge steel brace construction were built following the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011 (see Appendix).
Simulated Influence of Indoor Climate and Ventilation on Schoolwork Performance in Estonian Manor Schools | 2015 | English
Indoor temperature and humidity conditions as well as CO2 and airborne mould concentrations were measured in four manor schools in the Estonian cold climate.
Prospects of Improving the Indoor Air Quality in Classrooms by Reactivating Historic Ventilation Stacks | 2015 | English
Stack ventilation systems were installed in German schools constructed around 1900 and are no longer in operation. The aim of this study was to show how reactivating these systems could improve the indoor air quality in classrooms.
Experimental and Modelling Investigations of Air Exchange and Infection Transfer due to Hinged-Door Motion in Office and Hospital Settings | 2015 | English
Occupants spend a significant amount of time indoors where temperature and air quality has an important impact on their comfort, health and work performance.
Airflow Patterns through Single Hinged and Sliding Doors in Hospital Isolation Rooms | 2015 | English
Door operation and the subsequent passage of occupants through the doorway can cause containment failures in hospital isolation rooms. Typically hinged doors are used between the isolation room and anteroom/corridor in healthcare facilities.
Guest Editorial - Ventilation for Healthy Indoor Environments in Various Types of Buildings - Extended Papers from Indoor Air 2014 | 2015 | English
Exposure to air pollution from both outdoor and indoor origins can cause a myriad adverse health effects including cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, lung cancer and mortality.
Thermal Sensation of Thai Students in an Air Conditioned Space with a Pond Type Water Source and Air Velocity Step Change | 2015 | English
This paper investigates thermal sensation in an air conditioned space with and without a water source such as a water pond and small fountain in Thailand.
A literature study is presented on the theories and models dealing with buoyancy-driven ventilation in rooms.
Vehicular air conditioning systems are directly affected by the ducts and fans of the ventilation system.