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Atmosphere 2018, 9(3), 95; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos9030095

Optimisation of Heat Loss through Ventilation for Residential Buildings

Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology, University of Opole, 45-040 Opole, Poland
Received: 28 January 2018 / Revised: 5 March 2018 / Accepted: 6 March 2018 / Published: 8 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in Urban Ventilation Assessment and Flow Modelling)
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This study presents the results of research on heat loss from various types of residential buildings through ventilation systems. Experimental research was done to analyse the effectiveness of ventilation systems of different types and determine the parameters of air discharged via the ventilation ducts. A model of heat loss from the discharge of exhaust air outside through air ducts has since been developed. Experiments were conducted on three experimental systems of building ventilation: gravitational, mechanical, and supply-exhaust ventilation systems with heat recovery. The proposed model dependencies were used to chart the daily fluctuations of the optimum multiplicity of air exchange for precise control of the parameters of mechanical ventilation systems in residential buildings. This study proves that natural ventilation in residential buildings fulfils its function only by increasing the air flow into the building, and that this incurs significant heat loss from buildings during the heating season. View Full-Text
Keywords: heat loss; optimisation; residential building; air quality; carbon dioxide concentration; ventilation system heat loss; optimisation; residential building; air quality; carbon dioxide concentration; ventilation system
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