Performance of "ductless" personalized ventilation in conjunction with displacement ventilation: Impact of intake height

B. Halvonova, Arsen Krikor Melikov

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Abstract

The importance of the intake positioning height above the floor level on the performance of “ductless” personalized ventilation (“ductless” PV) in conjunction with displacement ventilation (DV) was examined with regard to the quality of inhaled air and of the thermal comfort provided. A typical office room with two workstations positioned one behind the other was arranged in a full-scale room. Each workstation consisted of a table with an installed “ductless” PV system, PC, desk lamp and seated breathing thermal manikin. The “ductless” PV system sucked the clean and cool displacement air supplied over the floor at four different heights, i.e. 2, 5, 10 and 20 cm and transported it direct to the breathing level. Moreover, two displacement airflow rates were used with a supply temperature adjusted in order to maintain an exhaust air temperature of 26 °C. Two pollution sources, namely air exhaled by one of the manikins and passive pollution on the table in front of the same manikin were simulated by constant dosing of tracer gases. The results show that the positioning of a “ductless” PV intake height up to 0.2 m above the floor will not significantly influence the quality of inhaled air and thermal comfort.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBuilding and Environment
Volume45
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)996-1005
ISSN0360-1323
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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