An experimental study of moisture buffering effect and moisture distribution in a hygrothermal materials furnished test chamber

Huibo Zhang, Hiroshi Yoshino, Kenichi Hasegawa, Kunio Ito

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Abstract

Hygrothermal materials can be used to control indoor humidity level for ensuring the sustainability and health of buildings. In this study, the relationship between moisture buffering effect, ventilation rate and volume ratio of hygrothermal materials was examined experimentally in a small climate room. Results of the measurement revealed that moisture gradient existed between the central point of the chamber and the surface of walls. Moisture adsorption effect decreased exponentially when the ventilation rate and the loading ratio were increased.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009 - Syracuse, NY, United States
Duration: 2009 Sep 132009 Sep 17

Other

Other9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySyracuse, NY
Period09/9/1309/9/17

Keywords

  • Humidity
  • Loading ratio
  • Moisture buffering effect
  • Moisture distribution
  • Ventilation rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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