Can Books and Textiles Help in Controlling the Indoor Relative Humidity?

H. Derluyn, H. Janssen, J.F.L. Diepens, D. Derome, J. Carmeliet

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Books and textiles can contribute to the moisture buffering capacity of a room, reducing absolute changes in relative humidity (RH). In this paper, the moisture buffering capacity of a magazine-type paper, a newspaper-type paper, and a cotton fabric are measured. A two-scale model is developed to describe the moisture buffering capacity of books. Using a room balance model with moisture buffering, the effect of books and textiles on the RH fluctuations in a room is analyzed and it is found that, for a large number of books, the indoor RH stabilizes (e.g., offices, library room). Textiles, having a limited thickness, only affect the peaks in moisture production. It is shown that the influence of books and textiles may not be ignored when designing the control system for the indoor RH.
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TitelProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings
UitgeverijAmerican Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
StatusGepubliceerd - 2007
Evenement10th International Conference on Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings (Buildings X) - Clearwater, Verenigde Staten van Amerika
Duur: 2 dec 20077 dec 2007
Congresnummer: X

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Congres10th International Conference on Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings (Buildings X)
Verkorte titelBuildings 2007
LandVerenigde Staten van Amerika
StadClearwater
Periode2/12/077/12/07
Ander10th international conference on Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings, Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA

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Derluyn, H., Janssen, H., Diepens, J. F. L., Derome, D., & Carmeliet, J. (2007). Can Books and Textiles Help in Controlling the Indoor Relative Humidity? In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.