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Simulation of pollution transport in buildings: the importance of taking into account dynamic thermal effects

Taylor, J; Shrubsole, C; Biddulph, P; Jones, B; Das, P; Davies, M; (2014) Simulation of pollution transport in buildings: the importance of taking into account dynamic thermal effects. Building Services Engineering & Technology , 35 (6) 682 - 690. 10.1177/0143624414528722. Green open access

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Abstract

The recent introduction of the Generic Contaminant Model in EnergyPlus allows for the integrated modelling of multizone contaminant and dynamic thermal behaviour within a single simulation package. This article demonstrates how dynamic thermal simulation can modify pollutant transport within a building. PM2.5 infiltration from the external to internal environment under dynamic thermal conditions is compared in CONTAM, EnergyPlus 8.0, and Polluto, an in-house pollutant transport model developed in EnergyPlus 3.1. The influence of internal temperature on indoor PM2.5 levels is investigated by comparing results from standard CONTAM simulations and dynamic thermal EnergyPlus 8 simulations. Circumstances where the predictions of such models can diverge are identified.

Type: Article
Title: Simulation of pollution transport in buildings: the importance of taking into account dynamic thermal effects
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1177/0143624414528722
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0143624414528722
Language: English
Additional information: (C) The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers 2014
Keywords: Indoor air, EnergyPlus, CONTAM, Polluto
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/1456521
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