Simulation of particle distribution in a room with air cleaner

Siamak Rahimi Ardkapan, Alireza Afshari, Peter V. Nielsen, Ahsan Iqbal, Niels Christian Bergsøe

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Abstract

Ventilation is one of the ways that humans can keep the indoor air quality at the proper level. Portable air cleaners have been developed to improve indoor air quality while reducing the energy consumption of the ventilation system. The aim of this study is to find the correct turbulence model and particle phase model for simulating an air cleaner in a room. In addition, the aim is to study the impact of location of an air cleaner in a room. The dynamics of the particle inside a room was simulated by computational fluid dynamics software. Furthermore, the air change rate was measured by both tracer gas and particles with different sizes.The proper turbulence model was selected after comparing the results with the behaviour of the gass in the test room. The simulations showed the effect that the location of an air cleaner had on the particle level. The results showed that the location of the air cleaner in relation to inlet, outlet and particle source had a significant effect on the effectiveness of the air cleaner.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealthy Buildings 2012 : 10th International Conference
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationBrisbane, Australia
PublisherQueensland University of Technology
Publication dateNov 2012
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-921897-40-5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012
EventHealthy Buildings 2012 Conference: 10th International Conference - Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 8 Jul 201215 Jul 2012
Conference number: 10

Conference

ConferenceHealthy Buildings 2012 Conference
Number10
LocationBrisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period08/07/201215/07/2012

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Air cleaners
Turbulence models
Air quality
Ventilation
Computational fluid dynamics
Energy utilization
Air
Gases

Keywords

  • Air cleaning
  • Turbulence Models

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Ardkapan, S. R., Afshari, A., Nielsen, P. V., Iqbal, A., & Bergsøe, N. C. (2012). Simulation of particle distribution in a room with air cleaner. In Healthy Buildings 2012: 10th International Conference Brisbane, Australia: Queensland University of Technology.
Ardkapan, Siamak Rahimi ; Afshari, Alireza ; Nielsen, Peter V. ; Iqbal, Ahsan ; Bergsøe, Niels Christian. / Simulation of particle distribution in a room with air cleaner. Healthy Buildings 2012: 10th International Conference. Brisbane, Australia : Queensland University of Technology, 2012.
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Ardkapan, SR, Afshari, A, Nielsen, PV, Iqbal, A & Bergsøe, NC 2012, Simulation of particle distribution in a room with air cleaner. in Healthy Buildings 2012: 10th International Conference. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, Healthy Buildings 2012 Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 08/07/2012.

Simulation of particle distribution in a room with air cleaner. / Ardkapan, Siamak Rahimi; Afshari, Alireza; Nielsen, Peter V.; Iqbal, Ahsan; Bergsøe, Niels Christian.

Healthy Buildings 2012: 10th International Conference. Brisbane, Australia : Queensland University of Technology, 2012.

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Ardkapan SR, Afshari A, Nielsen PV, Iqbal A, Bergsøe NC. Simulation of particle distribution in a room with air cleaner. In Healthy Buildings 2012: 10th International Conference. Brisbane, Australia: Queensland University of Technology. 2012