Mold risk classification based on comparative evaluation of two established growth models

H. Viitanen, M. Krus, T. Ojanen, V. Eitner, D. Zirkelbach (Corresponding Author)

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Abstract

Numerical prediction can be useful in assessing the risk of mold growth in new constructions and retrofit applications. Two well-known models exist and are widely used: the VTT model and the biohygrothermal IBP model. The VTT model uses a very clear six-step evaluation: the so-called mold index describing the intensity of growth on the surface. By comparing the results of the biohygrothermal and the VTT model it is possible to use the clear and acknowledged rating measure of the mold index also for the IBP model. In collaboration of VTT and IBP a new postprocessor for the VTT model was developed which can be used to assess both: Results from hygrothermal numerical simulations or measured data. A classification employing a traffic light indicator helps to interpret the mold growth risk.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1425-1430
JournalEnergy Procedia
Volume78
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
Event6th International Conference on Building Physics for a Sustainable Built Environment, IBPC 2015, 14 - 17 June 2015, Torino, Italy -
Duration: 1 Jan 2015 → …

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  • mold growth prediction
  • hygrothermal modeling
  • risk classification

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Viitanen, H. ; Krus, M. ; Ojanen, T. ; Eitner, V. ; Zirkelbach, D. / Mold risk classification based on comparative evaluation of two established growth models. In: Energy Procedia. 2015 ; Vol. 78. pp. 1425-1430.
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In: Energy Procedia, Vol. 78, 2015, p. 1425-1430.

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