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Numerical Experiments on Indoor Air Quality Considering Infiltration of Mould from Crawl Space

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How the air quality of crawl space influences the indoor air quality is investigated using a simulation program “Fresh 2010”, air leakage network models, and the measurement results on the mould concentrations in crawl spaces of detached houses. The annual changes of indoor mould concentrations were calculated using building models (a common wooden post-and-beam structure, improved wooden post-and-beam structure, wooden stud structure). In every structure, the concentrations in the case of exhaust ventilation system are higher than those of exhaust and supply ventilation system. The results show that it is necessary to control the air quality of crawl spaces and the infiltration from crawl spaces in order to keep indoor air quality good.

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Hayashi, M. , Osawa, H. , Hasegawa, K. and Honma, Y. (2014) Numerical Experiments on Indoor Air Quality Considering Infiltration of Mould from Crawl Space. Journal of Environmental Protection, 5, 835-844. doi: 10.4236/jep.2014.510086.

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