Use of local convective and radiant cooling at warm environment: effect on thermal comfort and perceived air quality

Arsen Krikor Melikov, Marcin Duszyk, Barbora Krejcirikova, Tomonori Sakoi, Jan Kaczmarczyk

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Abstract

The effect of four local cooling devices (convective, radiant and combined) on thermal comfort and perceived air quality reported by 24 subjects at 28 ˚C and 50% RH was studied. The devices studied were: (1) desk cooling fan, (2) personalized ventilation providing clean air, (3) two radiant panels and (4) two radiant panels with one panel equipped with small fans. A reference condition without cooling was tested as well. The response of the subjects to the exposed conditions was collected by computerized questionnaires. The cooling devices significantly (p<0,05) improved subjects’ thermal comfort compared to without cooling. The acceptability of the thermal environment was similar for all cooling devices. The acceptability of air movement and PAQ increased when the local cooling methods were used. The best results were achieved with personalized ventilation and cooling fan. The improvement in PAQ when the radiant panel was used alone was minimal.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Healthy Buildings 2012
Number of pages6
PublisherInternational Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
Publication date2012
Article number4G.4
ISBN (Print)9781627480758
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings - Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 8 Jul 201212 Jul 2012
Conference number: 10
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Conference10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings
Number10
LocationBrisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period08/07/201212/07/2012
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Melikov, A. K., Duszyk, M., Krejcirikova, B., Sakoi, T., & Kaczmarczyk, J. (2012). Use of local convective and radiant cooling at warm environment: effect on thermal comfort and perceived air quality. In Proceedings of Healthy Buildings 2012 [4G.4] International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate.