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Moisture and Buildings


Moisture and Buildings
  • Author : Arianna Brambilla
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 2021-06-10
  • ISBN : 9780128210987
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One in three homes, on average, suffer from excessive dampness and mould proliferation, with significant health and economic impacts. The combination of new construction methodologies, stricter airtightness requirements and the changing social and cultural context that influences the way we live inside buildings has created unprecedented challenges for the built environment. In modifying indoor and outdoor environments and the building envelopes that serve as a filter between the two, we are changing the physical parameters of the ways in which buildings behave and respond to climatic stimuli. Understanding and predicting the way in which buildings and moisture may interact should be an important step in the design process, aiming to minimise possible negative long-term consequences. Understanding and predicting the way in which buildings and moisture may interact is, today more than ever, essential yet difficult, as the experience of the past has lost its applicability. Moisture-related issues never have a simple solution, since they involve multiple factors, including design, construction, maintenance, materials, climate and occupation pattern. Thus, while the topic is attracting growing attention among researchers, designers and practitioners, the pace with which actual change is occurring is still too slow. Moisture and Buildings provides a critical overview of current research, knowledge and policy frameworks, and presents a comprehensive analysis of the implications of moisture and the importance of accounting for it during the design process. It responds to the urgent need for a systematic organization of the existing knowledge to identify research gaps and provide directions for future developments. The ultimate goal is to increase awareness of the multifaceted implications of hygrothermal phenomena and promote integrated design processes that lead to healthier and more durable constructions. Presents advanced knowledge on hygrothermal processes and their interaction with buildings Integrates the three key areas of moisture transport and its impact on buildings, including durability, human health and comfort Considers the most useful computational tools for assessing moisture and building interactions Includes a section on the main European, American and Australian building codes Explains the risks of mold growth to human health, including growth models to assessment methods

Moisture in Buildings Air envelope Interaction


Moisture in Buildings Air envelope Interaction
  • Author : jerzy Kwiatkowski
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2009
  • ISBN : OCLC:690736533
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The aim of this thesis was to study the mass exchange between indoor air and material. The influence of several factors on moisture transfer has been verified. Also the convective mass transfer dependency on the relative humidity condition and position of the material has been checked. Finally, a new module with the sorption hysteresis model, Humi-mur, for calculations of mass flow exchanged between indoor air and material has been developed, validated and integrated into the whole building simulation tool TRNSYS. This powerful tool was used to simulate a realistic room under real climatic conditions. The tests on mass uptake have shown that the rate of mass uptake depends not only on the material and coatings but also, some relationships between mass flux and air movement and temperature have been found. The experiment on water evaporation from a free liquid surface showed that the convective mass transfer coefficient depends on the driving potential value. It was presented that for the smaller difference in the relative humidity the transport coefficient is smaller. The measurements of the convective mass transfer coefficient from a thin hygroscopic material showed that the value of the coefficient depends not only on the difference in the driving potential but also on the level of the driving potential. For the same difference the convective transport coefficient has lower values for a lower level of relative humidity. It was also shown that the convective mass transfer coefficient has lower values for samples in a vertical position than in a horizontal position. Finally, the practical use of the Humi-mur model has been presented. The results show that moisture buffering materials can improve perceived indoor air quality and prevent microbiological growth at the surface of the building envelope. It was also pointed out that neglecting the effect of sorption hysteresis on moisture flux can lead to errors in calculations.

Moisture Control Handbook


Moisture Control Handbook
  • Author : Joseph Lstiburek
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 1996-01-15
  • ISBN : 9780471318637
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the climate-controlled buildings of today, moisture problemsaffect not only the useable life expectancy of the structure, butthe comfort and health of the occupants. This reference is thefirst to apply up-to-date moisture control and treatment techniquesin a problem/solution format. Opening with an introductoryexplanation of the nature and causes of mold, mildew, andcondensation, the book gives specific advice on heated, cooled, andcombination environments, plus a short course in the dynamics ofmoisture movement within buildings. Other invaluable coverageincludes: * clear, detailed recommended practices for all United Statesclimates * practices for cooling as well as heating climates (often, heatingclimate solutions are applied in cooling climates, where problemsand solutions are completely different) * an overall, systematic view of moisture problems--including howmechanical systems and occupant lifestyles can create and alsoresolve moisture problems * actual case studies of buildings with moisture problems thatillustrate the principles and practices presented in the book This detailed, no-nonsense exploration of moisture cause andeffect--as well as its protection and remediation--will expandreaders' knowledge on this crucial subject. Moisture ControlHandbook will be welcomed by building contractors, architects,mechanical engineers, building science researchers, buildingproduct manufacturers, homeowners, and small commercial buildingowners.

Moisture Control in Buildings


Moisture Control in Buildings
  • Author :
  • Publisher : ASTM International
  • Release :
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  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Interactions Energy Environment


Interactions  Energy   Environment
  • Author : Jose’ Goldemberg
  • Publisher : EOLSS Publications
  • Release : 2009-07-23
  • ISBN : 9781848260900
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Interactions: Energy /Environment is a component of Encyclopedia of Environmental and Ecological Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The volume on Interactions: Energy/Environment focuses largely concerned with strategies for energy linkages to regional and global environmental problems and the implications of those linkages. Although energy's potential for enhancing human well being is unquestionable, conventional energy production and consumption are closely linked to environmental degradation that threatens human health and quality of life and affects ecological balances and biological diversity. The content of the theme provides the essential aspects and a myriad of issues of great relevance to our world such as: Environmental Effects of - Fossil Fuel Combustion; Nuclear Power Production; Use of Renewable Energy Resources and Effects of Energy Production on Human Health, which are then expanded into multiple subtopics, each as a chapter. This volume is aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs