Hygrothermal Properties and Performance of Sea Grass Insulation

Marlene Stenberg Hagen Eriksen, Theresa Back Laursen, Carsten Rode, Kurt Kielsgaard Hansen

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In the attempt to obtain knowledge of the hygrothermal properties of sea grass as thermal insulation, experiments have been carried out in the laboratory to determine the thermal conductivity, sorption properties and the water vapour permeability of the material. In order to investigate the hygrothermal performance in the field, four test walls have been built. The relative humidity and temperature in the constructions have been measured during a winter period and are presented in this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th Symposium on Building Physics in the Nordic Countries
Place of PublicationKgs. Lyngby, Denmark
PublisherTechnical University of Denmark, Department of Civil Engineering
Publication date2008
ISBN (Print)978-87-7877-265-7
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event8th Symposium on Building Physics in Nordic Countries - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 16 Jun 200818 Jun 2008
Conference number: 8


Conference8th Symposium on Building Physics in Nordic Countries
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SeriesDTU Byg Report


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