Impact of individually controlled facially applied air movement on perceived air quality at high humidity

Mariusz Skwarczynski, Arsen Krikor Melikov, J. Kaczmarczyk, V. Lyubenova

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Abstract

The effect of facially applied air movement on perceived air quality (PAQ) at high humidity was studied. Thirty subjects (21 males and 9 females) participated in three, 3-h experiments performed in a climate chamber. The experimental conditions covered three combinations of relative humidity and local air velocity under a constant air temperature of 26 degrees C, namely: 70% relative humidity without air movement, 30% relative humidity without air movement and 70% relative humidity with air movement under isothermal conditions. Personalized ventilation was used to supply room air from the front toward the upper part of the body (upper chest, head). The subjects could control the flow rate (velocity) of the supplied air in the vicinity of their bodies. The results indicate an airflow with elevated velocity applied to the face significantly improves the acceptability of the air quality at the room air temperature of 26 degrees C and relative humidity of 70%.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBuilding and Environment
Volume45
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)2170-2176
ISSN0360-1323
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Air movement
  • Personalized ventilation
  • Humidity
  • Perceived air quality

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