ECO-SEE clay plaster conference paper abstract

Direct measurement of effective moisture buffering penetration depths in clay plasters Dr Daniel Maskell, Dr Andrew Thomson, Prof Pete Walker and Manfred Lemke Abstract The beneficial effects of clay-based building materials on indoor environment quality are acknowledged by architects, engineers and building scientists. Clay has unique physiochemical properties that provide excellent moisture buffering properties. The […]

HETRAN Simulation Code

Introduction HETRAN (HEat TRansfer ANalysis) is a FORTRAN numerical code utilized for the simulation of the one dimensional transient heat and mass transfer phenomena inside multi-layer porous building materials taking into account phase change phenomena, developed at the Heterogeneous Mixtures and Combustion Systems laboratory of the National Technical University of Athens. The code has been developed […]

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Hygroscopic Materials

A hygroscopic material has the ability to adsorb and store moisture from the surrounding air. When the RH changes, a difference in the vapour partial pressure results in the material absorbing or desorbing moisture in order to reach equilibrium. Most materials have a hygroscopic potential which is too low to have any impact on indoor […]

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a term which refers to the air quality within and relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Indoor air quality (IAQ) is strongly influenced by the emission of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) including odorants which have a direct influence on people’s well-being and health. Uncommon […]