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A novel post-processing contaminant transport and decay model for EnergyPlus

Taylor, JG; Biddulph, P; Altamirano, H; Shrubsole, C; Das, P; Mavrogianni, A; Davies, M; (2014) A novel post-processing contaminant transport and decay model for EnergyPlus. In: Malki-Epsthein, L and Spataru, C and Marjanovic Halburd, L and Mumovic, D, (eds.) Proceedings of the 2014 Building Simulation and Optimization Conference. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper introduces PolyPol, a post-processing tool that calculates the transport and deposition of an unlimited number of contaminants from airflow data output from EnergyPlus simulations. In addition, the model is able to use data on temperature and humidity-related airborne pathogen decay or chemical reaction rates to estimate the loss or gain of species over time. An initial intermodel validation between the EnergyPlus Generic Contaminant Model, CONTAM, and PolyPol is performed, and the importance of dynamic indoor temperatures and water vapour concentration demonstrated. PolyPol is then used to model influenza levels in a pre and post-energy efficient retrofit terraced dwelling, accounting for building thermal, moisture, and ventilative behaviour, and biological decay.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: A novel post-processing contaminant transport and decay model for EnergyPlus
Event: Building Simulation and Optimization 14
Location: London
Dates: 2014-06-23 - 2014-06-24
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © IBPSA-England, 2014
Keywords: Building simulation, Airflow, Contaminant, EnergyPlus, Influenza
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
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/1436073
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