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A technique for the prediction of the conditions leading to mould growth in buildings

Clarke, Joseph and Johnstone, Cameron and Kelly, Nicolas and McLean, Robert and Anderson, John and Rowan, Neil and Smith, John (1999) A technique for the prediction of the conditions leading to mould growth in buildings. Building and Environment, 34 (4). pp. 515-521. ISSN 0360-1323

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Abstract

Epidemiological evidence suggests that the presence of mould growth in buildings can have a detrimental effect on the well-being of occupants. Based on an extensive literature review, growth limits for six generic mould categories have been formulated in terms of the minimum combination of temperature and relative humidity for which growth will occur on building materials. These limits were incorporated within the ESP-r system for building energy and environmental simulation in order to provide a design tool which can predict the likelihood and extent of mould infestation. The systems new predictive capability has been tested against monitored data and mycological samples taken from a mould infested house.

Item type: Article
ID code: 36756
Keywords: mould infested house, mould, mycological samples, prediction, conditions, mould growth, technique, buildings, Mechanical engineering and machinery, Building and Construction, Civil and Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geography, Planning and Development
Subjects: Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Science > Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
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Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2012 16:07
Last modified: 05 Jun 2014 10:29
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/36756

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