Taiwan is located in a sub-tropical climatic region. The annual mean air relative humidity is over 75% in Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung. This hot and humid climate provides an appropriate habitat for microbes such as fungi and mold, and dampness in buildings leads to significant microbial pollution and damage. A moisture buffering effect that provides passive moisture control by using porous interior materials was proposed as an effective way to alleviate such dampness problems. In this paper, a numerical simulation including heat/moisture transportation inside the interior materials was carried out, and an efficient way of using moisture buffing materials was evaluated in Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung.
|Translated title of the contribution||Study on the Applicability of Moisture Buffering Materials in Taiwan|
|Journal||建築學報 ＝ Journal of Architecture|
|Publication status||Published - 2009 Sept|
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