Conference Editor

Jianshun Zhang; Edward Bogucz; Cliff Davidson; Elizabeth Krietmeyer

Keywords:

Insulation, ventilation, heat recovery, indoor air quality

Location

Syracuse, NY

Event Website

http://ibpc2018.org/

Start Date

24-9-2018 1:30 PM

End Date

24-9-2018 3:00 PM

Description

Dynamic insulation (DI) can recover heat lost in conduction by drawing cold outdoor air into indoor through an insulation wall in winter. A “breathing DI” system we proposed in the past has functions both as an insulated envelope and as a highly efficient heat exchanger for ventilation. It is alternated periodically that the outdoor air is drawn through half of walls made of breathable inorganic concrete (BIC) and the indoor air is exhausted through the other half of the BIC walls. In order to put the breathing DI system into practice in housing construction, this paper presents some studies from various points of view in addition to the past studies on heat and moisture transport based on laboratory experiments and numerical simulations. We first experimentally studied the filtering efficiency and clogging of a BIC panel. This showed that approximately 30 % of the atmospheric dust can be captured by a BIC panel and no clogging would occur for at least 10 years. We also measured the sorption and desorption of formaldehyde by a BIC panel to confirm the effectiveness of a BIC wall to sorb gaseous state formaldehyde. We furthermore constructed a new test house at Ibaraki, Japan, to confirm the thermal performance of the breathing DI system based on full scale experiments.

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.14305/ibpc.2018.ec-1.05

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Periodic alternation between intake and exhaust of air in dynamic insulation

Syracuse, NY

Dynamic insulation (DI) can recover heat lost in conduction by drawing cold outdoor air into indoor through an insulation wall in winter. A “breathing DI” system we proposed in the past has functions both as an insulated envelope and as a highly efficient heat exchanger for ventilation. It is alternated periodically that the outdoor air is drawn through half of walls made of breathable inorganic concrete (BIC) and the indoor air is exhausted through the other half of the BIC walls. In order to put the breathing DI system into practice in housing construction, this paper presents some studies from various points of view in addition to the past studies on heat and moisture transport based on laboratory experiments and numerical simulations. We first experimentally studied the filtering efficiency and clogging of a BIC panel. This showed that approximately 30 % of the atmospheric dust can be captured by a BIC panel and no clogging would occur for at least 10 years. We also measured the sorption and desorption of formaldehyde by a BIC panel to confirm the effectiveness of a BIC wall to sorb gaseous state formaldehyde. We furthermore constructed a new test house at Ibaraki, Japan, to confirm the thermal performance of the breathing DI system based on full scale experiments.

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