Handbook of Ventilation Technology for the Built Environment
Design, control and testing
The general purpose of ventilation in buildings is to provide healthy air for breathing by both diluting the pollutants originating in the building and removing the pollutants from it. Building ventilation plays a strong role for the good health, comfort, security and productivity of inhabitants, workers and visitors. Many new challenges with energy and pollution implications have arisen, including the identification and control of contaminant sources, fast building design requirements, online demand, sustainability and climate change adaptation.
This comprehensive research reference covers state of the art research starting with ventilation systems including duct network and fluid machinery, air cleaning technologies, air distribution in mechanical ventilation systems, air distribution in natural ventilation system, and heating and cooling systems. The authors then present innovating methods for the design, control and testing including system design, numerical methods, fast predictions methods, testing methods and maintenance. The book concludes with applications in industrial buildings, high-rise buildings and urban areas.
Handbook of Ventilation Technology for the Built Environment is a complete guide to the field, providing invaluable information for scientists, researchers and engineers from academia and industry who are looking to broaden or update their knowledge. It is also a useful resource for policy makers, facility managers, regulators and standards bodies in the field.
About the Editors
Shi-Jie Cao is a full professor at Southeast University, China; a visiting professor at the University of Surrey; and the President of International Society of Built Environment (ISBE). Dr Cao's research interests are sustainable built environment design, building ventilation and air pollution control. He is now serving as the deputy editor of Indoor and Built Environment, an editorial board member of Sustainable Cities and Society, Safety Science and Buildings.
Zhuangbo Feng is an associate professor of School of Architecture, Southeast University. His research areas cover building environment and air quality in hot and humid areas, air purification, indoor air cleaning technology, ventilation. Dr Feng is now serving as an assistant editor of Indoor and Build Environment, and a guest editor of Sustainable Cities and Society.
Shi-Jie Cao, Zhuangbo Feng