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Publikācija: Measurements of Moisture Production caused by Various Sources

Publication Type Scientific article indexed in SCOPUS or WOS database
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Measurements of Moisture Production caused by Various Sources
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.1. Construction and transportation engineering
Authors Jurģis Zemītis
Anatolijs Borodiņecs
Marta Zemīte
Keywords Moisture production; Cloth drying; Plants; Humans; Relative humidity
Abstract To accurately predict indoor air moisture levels, the input data that includes the moisture production must be determined with high accuracy. The existing researches provide data about the estimated moisture generation rate by household activities but the data vary largely between the publications. Therefore, during this research, measurements of moisture generation from sources like cloth washing, emission by plants and human respiratory process were carried out. The moisture production in case of natural cloth washing and drying in indoors was performed in household environment at different mechanical washing machine drying revolution speeds and for five pieces of typical clothes. Also the influence of mechanical washing machine drying revolution speed as well as clothing fabric was determined. The moisture production from plants and humans was measured in climatic chamber with controlled environment by calculating it according to measured relative humidity. The overall results showed inconsistency with the ones provided in existing researches. The obtained moisture production values were lower for each of the source. This findings can be applied in future calculations when predicting indoor humidity.
DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.06.045
Hyperlink: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378778816305345 
Reference Zemītis, J., Borodiņecs, A., Frolova, M. Measurements of Moisture Production caused by Various Sources. Energy and Buildings, 2016, Vol.127, pp.884-891. ISSN 0378-7788. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.06.045
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