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Application of a Multi-Zone Airflow and Contaminant Dispersal Model to Indoor Air Quality Control in Residential Buildings.


pdf icon Application of a Multi-Zone Airflow and Contaminant Dispersal Model to Indoor Air Quality Control in Residential Buildings. (746 K)
Emmerich, S. J.; Persily, A. K.; Walton, G. N.

AIVC Conference, 15th. The Role of Ventilation. September 27-30, 1994, 494-507 pp, 1994.

Keywords:

air flow modeling; indoor air quality; building technology; residential buildings; infiltration; quality control

Abstract:

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.