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Measuring air movement in small spaces: understanding air movement in historic bookshelves

Ferreira, M; Grau-Bové, J; Blades, N; Altamirano, H; (2021) Measuring air movement in small spaces: understanding air movement in historic bookshelves. In: 1st International Conference on Moisture in Buildings 2021. Science Open Green open access

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Abstract

The National Trust has tested ventilation holes in bookshelves to encourage air movement behind books as a possible strategy to improve the environment in these microclimates. This could be used as a preventive measure for mould development. Air movement was measured in historic bookshelves to understand what causes air movement and the impact of ventilation holes on the shelves behind books. Three libraries in National Trust properties were used as case studies. It was found that pressure differential and stack effect are two mechanisms contributing to the air velocities measured. However, several variables are believed to influence air movement in these small spaces, and further research is needed to understand its influence on mould development.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Measuring air movement in small spaces: understanding air movement in historic bookshelves
Event: 1st International Conference on Moisture in Buildings 2021
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.14293/icmb210022
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.14293/ICMB210022
Language: English
Additional information: Published under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International ( CC BY 4.0). Users are allowed to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially), as long as the authors and the publisher are explicitly identified and properly acknowledged as the original source.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10134753
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