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Experimental Research on the Temperature and Humidity Control Performance of Cellulose

셀룰로오스 단열재의 온도 및 습도 조절성능 실험연구

  • Park, Kyoung-Su ;
  • Yeom, Dongwoo ;
  • Lee, Kyu-In
  • 박경수 ;
  • 염동우 ;
  • 이규인
  • Received : 2014.10.02
  • Accepted : 2015.07.14
  • Published : 2015.07.30

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to verify the effect of cellulose insulation on the indoor temperature and humidity. To do so, two full scale mock-ups were constructed which insulated with cellulose and mineral wool, and monitoring data from winter to spring were compared and analyzed. The results showed that temperature variation of both mock-ups appeared stable compared to the outside, and cellulose showed relatively high temperature compared to the mineral wool mock-up due to the good heat storage capacity. In addition, both mock-ups showed stable humidity variation compared to the outdoor, however, humidity of cellulose mock-up stayed in the comfort zone while mineral wool showed higher humidity than comfort level. Therefore, it was proved that cellulose was effective for controlling indoor humidity environment.

Keywords

Cellulose;Mineral Wool;Natural Insulation;Monitoring Experiment;Performance Verification

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