System to control indoor air quality in energy efficient buildings

Garcia Mandayo, Gemma and Gonzalez-Chavarri, Jurgi and Hammes, Emily and Newton, Hannah and Castro-Hurtado, I. and Ayerdi, I. and Knapp, Helmut and Sweetman, Andrew and Hewitt, C. N. and Castaño, E. (2015) System to control indoor air quality in energy efficient buildings. Urban Climate, 14 (3). pp. 475-485. ISSN 2212-0955

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This work looks at monitoring air quality in indoor environments through the integration of several sensing technologies into a single robust, reliable and cheap detection platform, which shares air pre-conditioning and electronics. Target gases and detection limits have been set according to recommendations of different agencies in Europe and the US. The system has reached detection limits stated by the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) for benzene. The pre-conditioning fluidic platform has also been designed, simulated, fabricated and tested with sensors so the gas flow has been optimized. Field tests in real buildings are being carried out to contrast current measurement procedures and results with the obtained using the device under development. The main aim of the system is to control HVAC (Heat Ventilation and Air Conditioning) in energy-efficient way while keeping a high air quality standard inside the building.

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Urban Climate
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NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Urban Climate. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Urban Climate, 14, 3, 2015 DOI: 10.1016/j.uclim.2014.10.009
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?? indoor air qualityair preconditioning unit or; benzene; zinc oxidefluidic platform gas conductometric sensor benzene zinc oxideenvironmental science (miscellaneous)atmospheric scienceurban studiesgeography, planning and development ??
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