Effect of reducing indoor acetaldehyde concentration of sorptive building material

Janghoo Seo, Sunwoo Lee, Sumin Kim

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Abstract

In order to decrease the concentration of indoor pollutants, sorptive building materials have been used. Giving the construction materials themselves the property of reducing the concentration of indoor pollutants has been reported as simple and effective, because it is highly effective without requiring the operation of special equipment. Concentration reduction performance of indoor air pollutants by sorptive building materials depend significantly on air exchange rate, loading factor, mass transfer coefficients etc. In this study, we examined how the concentration of chemical compounds, temperature, and relative humidity influenced the sorptive performance for acetaldehyde, which was well reproduced experimentally with the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations. The experiments and CFD analysis show that sorptive building materials have a fairly strong effect of decreasing acetaldehyde concentrations in rooms, and that this effect can be expected in practical use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages2769-2772
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event12th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association Building Simulation 2011, BS 2011 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 2011 Nov 142011 Nov 16

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Other12th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association Building Simulation 2011, BS 2011
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period11/11/1411/11/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture
  • Modelling and Simulation

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    Seo, J., Lee, S., & Kim, S. (2011). Effect of reducing indoor acetaldehyde concentration of sorptive building material. 2769-2772. Paper presented at 12th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association Building Simulation 2011, BS 2011, Sydney, NSW, Australia.