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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