Air Distribution in Rooms - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080430171, 9780080912943

Air Distribution in Rooms

1st Edition

Ventilation for Health and Sustainable Environment

Editors: H.B. Awbi
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080430171
eBook ISBN: 9780080912943
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 28th June 2000
Page Count: 1292
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The air distribution in occupied spaces is a major issue of public concern. It is widely recognized that the quality of air and the nature of airflow can affect the health of occupants and the energy consumed in buildings and transport vehicles. ROOMVENT is the principal international conference in the field of air distribution. It was first initiated in 1987 by SCANVAC, the Scandinavian Federation of Heating, Ventilating and Sanitary Engineering Associations in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

The aim of the Conference is to bring together researchers from universities and research institutes, engineers from industry and government officials and policy makers, with the goal of experiencing the latest techniques for measuring and analyzing indoor air flow, the visualization of indoor air flow patterns, the evaluation of ventilation parameters and the most recent developments in computer simulation techniques of room airflow. It is hoped that the theme of ROOMVENT 2000 "Ventilation for Health and Sustainable Environment" will set the scene for room air distribution research and development for the new millennium.


For engineering and designers interested in room air distribution and ventilation.

Table of Contents

Volume I. Preface. Programme and Organizing Comittee/International Scientific Committee. Co-sponsoring organizations. Keynote papers. Provide good air quality for people and improve their productivity (P.O. Fanger). The quality of buildings is equal to the indoor climate quality (U.N. Rengholt). Optimised indoor air quality and energy saving strategies for quality buildings in Mediterranean climates: compatible objectives with comfort and environment issues? (L. Malheiro da Silva). Sustainability, energy and cost - a tight rope act (J. Berry). Indoor Environment. Numerical calculation of angle factors between human body and rectangular planes (Y. Ozeki et al.). Simplified human body model for evaluating thermal radiant environment in a radiant cooled space (T. Miyanaga et al.). Human thermal sensation to air movement frequency (Y. Xia et al.). Study on prediction of thermal comfort in unsteady and inhomogeneous thermal environment (Y. Nakamura et al.). Predicted comfort envelopes for office buildings with passive down-draught evaporative cooling (D. Martinez et al.). Simulation of particle deposition near ceiling induction outlets (H. Timmer, M. Zeller). Distribution of aerosols in turbulent airflows (F. Bitter et al.). Indoor particle pollution: effect of wall textures on particle deposition (M. Abadie et al.). CFD based airflow modelling to investigate the effectiveness of control methods intended to prevent the transmission of airborne organisms (M.J. Seymour et al.). Computational investigation of ventilation strategies to reduce exposure to NO2 and CO from gas cooking (D.I. Ross). Characterization of VOCs, Ozone, and PM10 emissions from office printers in an environmental chamber (S. Lam, S.C. Lee). Experimental and numerical prediction of indoor air quality (C. Teodosiu et al.). I


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About the Editor

H.B. Awbi

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Construction Management and Engineering, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 219, Reading RG6 1AW, UK. E-mail: