Multizone Modeling of Three Residential Indoor Air Quality Control Options.
Multizone Modeling of Three Residential Indoor Air
Quality Control Options.
Emmerich, S. J.; Persily, A. K.
IBPSA. Building Simulation '95. 4th International
Conference. Proceedings. 1995, 213-220 pp, 1995.
Sponsor:Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC
air quality; zone models; residential buildings;
heating; ventilation; air conditioning; methodology; air
pollution; quality control
The impact of central forced-air heating and cooling
system modifications on the levels of selected
pollutants in single-family houses was evaluated by
simulating pollutant concentrations due to a variety of
sources in eight houses with typical HVAC systems.
Simulations were performed with a multizone airflow and
pollutant transport model and were repeated with the
systems modified to include an electrostatic particulate
filter, a heat recovery ventilator, and an outdoor air
intake damper. The system modifications reduced the
pollutant levels in the houses for some cases; however,
the results also demonstrated potential limitations in
both the simulation method and the performance of the