Simulation of moisture and microbial problems in building

Juha Paavilainen, Helena Järnström, Kristina Saarela, Tuija Sarlin, Hannu Viitanen, Miimu Airaksinen

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    IAQ Simulator offers a new testing tool for building product manufacturers to develop and test materials in multilayer structures. The developed simulator can be incorporated to the "Indoor Climate" classification and CEN when drafting emission measurement standards for structures. The simulator offers also a new tool to study the complicated causal connections of building structure, materials and unexpected exposure to water and microbes, especially during the use of the buildings. The methodology and the simulator system generate new possibilities for advanced research. The use of molecular biological tools connected with IAQ simulator can give new opportunities for estimating the role of microbes and their interactions in indoor air and material related problems.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationClima 2007 - Well Being Indoors. Helsinki, Finland, 10 - 14 June 2007
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings CD
    EditorsOlli Seppänen, Jorma Säteri
    Place of PublicationHelsinki
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event9th Rehva World Congress, Clima 2007 - WellBeing Indoors - Helsinki, Finland
    Duration: 10 Jun 200714 Jun 2007
    Conference number: 9


    Conference9th Rehva World Congress, Clima 2007 - WellBeing Indoors
    Abbreviated titleCLIMA 2007


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