Expanding psychrometrics to enable humidity management through warm radiant comfort delivery

Forrest Meggers, Eric Teitelbaum

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Air conditioning enabled the direct control of temperature and humidity. The resulting prevalence of all air systems resulted in a focus on the psychrometric chart. This caused the control and definition of thermal comfort to orient around the mechanical management of these two variables. We are interested in the manipulation of other thermal comfort variables to affect comfort. We present the ability of radiant heating to enable lower air temperatures while maintaining the same indoor comfort, and thereby resulting in a psychrometric increase in humidity, thereby mitigating a common challenge of low winter indoor humidity. This is achieved without active humidification systems that cause other indirect problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018
PublisherInternational Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
ISBN (Electronic)9781713826514
StatePublished - 2018
Event15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: Jul 22 2018Jul 27 2018

Publication series

Name15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018

Conference

Conference15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period7/22/187/27/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pollution

Keywords

  • High performance buildings
  • Indoor environmental quality
  • Low humidity mitigation
  • Psychrometric chart
  • Radiant thermal comfort

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