Modelling of adsorption technologies for controlling indoor air quality

Carlos A. Grande

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Technologies for control of indoor air quality are very important to ensure that health and comfort conditions are attained in closed environments. The indoor air quality market is fertile ground for adsorption technologies, both at larger industrial scale and for residential uses. The common strategy to design adsorption technologies considers constant inlet conditions, while for most indoor air control applications, the inlet conditions will change because of the partial removal of the contaminant. This work presents a generic modelling approach, where the adsorption technology is coupled with the indoor environment to be controlled. This approach enables a tailored and more accurate process design and additionally, it can also assist in the physical location of the removal unit and sensors to control its operation. Two different examples of application of this methodology are provided: control of CO2 in tightly closed environments and "peak shaving" of water vapor in bathrooms.
Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Jan 27 2022

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-02-09
Acknowledgements: To the colleagues in SINTEF that contributed to my personal and professional development during ten years of my life. Part of this research was supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces and Interfaces


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