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Air flows in a school with fan-assisted natural ventilation, with the focus on the opening of the exhaust windows

Nordquist, Birgitta LU (2008) 11th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, 2008 In [Host publication title missing] Paper ID 541.
Abstract
In schools the air flow is one of the most important factors with regard to the well-being and performance of the children. Some school buildings have a fan assisted natural ventilation system. In some buildings windows are the only exhaust air component. The teachers can be requested to take an active part in the control of these ventilation systems. The objective is to examine the air flows and air directions when the exhaust windows are in different positions. This is studied by computer calculations with the program PFS. The results show that when all openings are opened as intended the required air flows are attained. When exhaust openings are opened in an unintended position, cases with very low or reverse air flow may occur. The... (More)
In schools the air flow is one of the most important factors with regard to the well-being and performance of the children. Some school buildings have a fan assisted natural ventilation system. In some buildings windows are the only exhaust air component. The teachers can be requested to take an active part in the control of these ventilation systems. The objective is to examine the air flows and air directions when the exhaust windows are in different positions. This is studied by computer calculations with the program PFS. The results show that when all openings are opened as intended the required air flows are attained. When exhaust openings are opened in an unintended position, cases with very low or reverse air flow may occur. The position of the exhaust openings seems to be significant for the amount of supply air flow, implying that the position of the exhaust openings should be carefully monitored. (Less)
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Ventilation, Air flow, Reverse flow, Exhaust opening, Window, Fan assisted natural ventilation
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Paper ID 541
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Proceedings of Indoor Air 2008
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11th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, 2008
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English
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  abstract     = {In schools the air flow is one of the most important factors with regard to the well-being and performance of the children. Some school buildings have a fan assisted natural ventilation system. In some buildings windows are the only exhaust air component. The teachers can be requested to take an active part in the control of these ventilation systems. The objective is to examine the air flows and air directions when the exhaust windows are in different positions. This is studied by computer calculations with the program PFS. The results show that when all openings are opened as intended the required air flows are attained. When exhaust openings are opened in an unintended position, cases with very low or reverse air flow may occur. The position of the exhaust openings seems to be significant for the amount of supply air flow, implying that the position of the exhaust openings should be carefully monitored.},
  author       = {Nordquist, Birgitta},
  booktitle    = {[Host publication title missing]},
  keyword      = {Ventilation,Air flow,Reverse flow,Exhaust opening,Window,Fan assisted natural ventilation},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {8},
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  title        = {Air flows in a school with fan-assisted natural ventilation, with the focus on the opening of the exhaust windows},
  volume       = {Paper ID 541},
  year         = {2008},
}