A review of advanced air distribution methods - theory, practice, limitations and solutions

Bin Yang, Arsen Melikov, Alian Kabanshi, Chen Zhang, Fred Bauman, Guangyu Cao, Hazim Awbi, Hans Wigö, JIanlei Niu, K.W.D. Cheong, KW Tham, Mats Sandberg, Peter V. Nielsen, Risto Kosonen, Runming Yao, Shinsuke Kato , Shinsuke Kato , Chandra Sekhar, Stefano Schiavon, Taghi KarimipanahTaghi Karimipanah, Xianting Li, Lin Zhang

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Abstract

Ventilation and air distribution methods are important for indoor thermal environments and air quality. Effective distribution of airflow for indoor built environments with the aim of simultaneously offsetting thermal and ventilation loads in an energy efficient manner has been the research focus in the past several decades. Based on airflow characteristics, ventilation methods can be categorized as fully mixed or non-uniform. Non-uniform methods can be further divided into piston, stratified and task zone ventilation. In this paper, the theory, performance, practical applications, limitations and solutions pertaining to ventilation and air distribution methods are critically reviewed. Since many ventilation methods are buoyancy driving that confines their use for heating mode, some methods suitable for heating are discussed. Furthermore, measuring and evaluating methods for ventilation and air distribution are also discussed to give a comprehensive framework of the review.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnergy and Buildings
Volume202
ISSN0378-7788
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019

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Heating
Buoyancy
Air quality
Pistons

Keywords

  • Fully mixing ventilation,
  • Non-uniform ventilation,
  • Air distribution,
  • Thermal comfort,
  • Air quality,
  • Energy efficiency

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Yang, Bin ; Melikov, Arsen ; Kabanshi, Alian ; Zhang, Chen ; Bauman, Fred ; Cao, Guangyu ; Awbi, Hazim ; Wigö, Hans ; Niu, JIanlei ; Cheong, K.W.D. ; Tham, KW ; Sandberg, Mats ; Nielsen, Peter V. ; Kosonen, Risto ; Yao, Runming ; Kato , Shinsuke ; Kato , Shinsuke ; Sekhar, Chandra ; Schiavon, Stefano ; Karimipanah, Taghi ; Karimipanah, Taghi ; Li, Xianting ; Zhang, Lin. / A review of advanced air distribution methods - theory, practice, limitations and solutions. In: Energy and Buildings. 2019 ; Vol. 202.
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A review of advanced air distribution methods - theory, practice, limitations and solutions. / Yang, Bin; Melikov, Arsen; Kabanshi, Alian; Zhang, Chen; Bauman, Fred; Cao, Guangyu; Awbi, Hazim; Wigö, Hans; Niu, JIanlei; Cheong, K.W.D.; Tham, KW; Sandberg, Mats; Nielsen, Peter V.; Kosonen, Risto; Yao, Runming ; Kato , Shinsuke; Kato , Shinsuke; Sekhar, Chandra ; Schiavon, Stefano; Karimipanah, Taghi; Karimipanah, Taghi; Li, Xianting; Zhang, Lin.

In: Energy and Buildings, Vol. 202, 11.2019.

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