Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/29721
Title: Investigating indoor air quality and thermal comfort using a numerical thermal manikin
Authors: Gao, NP
Zhang, H
Niu, JL 
Issue Date: 2007
Source: Indoor and built environment, 2007, v. 16, no. 1, p. 7-17
Abstract: In this paper, we investigated the pollutant exposure reduction and thermal comfort that can be achieved with personalised ventilation (PV) design when a PV system is combined with two types of background air conditioning systems. For the investigation of inhaled air quality, pollutants emitted from building materials are the targeted pollutants; and for the investigation of thermal comfort, local discomfort associated with nonuniform thermal environment is focused upon. These investigations were performed by combining CFD simulation of the 3D air flow and a multi-nodal humanbody thermo-regulation model. The results reveal some new characteristics of the three typical air distribution designs, i.e. mixed ventilation, displacement ventilation and PV, and provide insight into the possible optimisation of system combinations.
Keywords: Indoor air quality
Numerical thermal manikin (NTM)
Personalised ventilation
Thermal comfort
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Journal: Indoor and built environment 
ISSN: 1420-326X
EISSN: 1423-0070
DOI: 10.1177/1420326X06074667
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