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Coupled Heat, Air, Moisture and Pollutant Simulations in Built Environment Systems (CHAMPS-BES): Modeling VOC Emissions and Sorption of Building Materials

Full Workshop Description

Workshop summary: The course is intended for Ph.D. and M.S. students with prior knowledge of undergraduate levels of heat and mass transfer. It provides an in-depth discussion of the fundamental mechanisms and processes involved in the emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from building materials and indoor furnishings. Influencing factors to be considered will include the material properties (such as material composition, porosity, and specific surface area), chemical properties of the VOC species (such as the molecular weight and vapor pressure) and environmental conditions (such as air temperature, relative humidity, air velocity and concentrations). A coupled heat, air, moisture and pollutant simulation (CHAMPS) model will be introduced, detailing the governing equations, initial and boundary conditions, numerical scheme and interpretation of simulation results. Several case studies, from simple to more complex ones will be used for in-class exercises to enhance the understanding of the fundamentals as well as developing practical modeling and simulation skills. Participants should bring their own laptops for in-class room exercises in groups, while a computer room with 35 desktops will be available for use outside the classes.

Date: September 21-23, 2018

Total contact hours: 15 hours, 2.5 days

Number of participants: 15-30

Course fees: $150 (including a USB containing the course presentations, reference materials and software to be used)

Contact: Dr. Meng Kong, BEESL, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Syracuse University. Email:

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