Application of a Multi-Zone Airflow and Contaminant Dispersal Model to Indoor Air Quality Control in Residential Buildings.
Application of a Multi-Zone Airflow and Contaminant
Dispersal Model to Indoor Air Quality Control in
Emmerich, S. J.; Persily, A. K.; Walton, G. N.
AIVC Conference, 15th. The Role of Ventilation.
September 27-30, 1994, 494-507 pp, 1994.
air flow modeling; indoor air quality; building
technology; residential buildings; infiltration; quality
A new multizone airflow and contaminant dispersal model
CONTAM93 is described, along with a demonstration of its
application in a study of ventilation and contaminant
control in single-family residential buildings. While
CONTAM93 is based on existing theory of network airflow
analysis and contaminant dispersal, the model employs a
unique graphic interface for data input and display.
The interface uses a sketchpad to describe the
connections between zones and icons to represent zones,
openings, ventilation system components, and contaminant
sources and sinks. The model, its graphic interface and
plans for its further development are described.