Experiments on Evaporative Emissions in Ventilated Rooms

Claus Topp, Peter V. Nielsen, Per Heiselberg, L. E. Sparks, E. M. Howard, M. Mason

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In many new buildings the indoor air quality is affected by emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from building materials. The emission process may be controlled either by diffusion inside the material or evaporation from the surface but it always involves mass transfer across the boundary layer at the surface-air-interface.
Experiments at different velocity levels were performed in a full-scale ventilated chamber to investigate the influence of local airflow on the evaporative emission from a surface. The experiments included velocity measurements in the flow over the surface and measurements of chamber air concentrations.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAalborg
PublisherDept. of Building Technology and Structural Engineering
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1998
SeriesIndoor Environmental Engineering

Bibliographical note

Proceedings of ROMVENT '98, Sixth International Conference on Air Distribution in Rooms, Stockholm, Sweden, 1998, Vol. 1, pp. 499-505

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  • Ventilation
  • Evaporative Emission


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