A Survey on Improvements of Range Hood in Apartment

  • Kang, Kyungmo (Dept. of Architectural Engineering, Yonsei Univ.) ;
  • Kim, Taeyeon (Dept. of Architectural Engineering, Yonsei Univ.) ;
  • Lee, Yun-gyu (Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology)
  • Received : 2017.09.18
  • Accepted : 2017.10.16
  • Published : 2017.10.31


Purpose: Residential cooking(gas or electricity) emits many air pollutants. For Removal of these contaminants, range hood is play an important role in the cooking activities. However, deterioration about performance of range hood can be occur in used range hood which is not verified on performance by testing balancing and adjusting in apartment. So, purpose of this study is to improve the range hood against cooking-generated contaminations. Method: To improve hood, survey of range hood which mounted in apartment have to conduct at first. In this study, the survey was conducted for 3 steps. First, Visual inspection for conditions of range hood. Second, questionnaire of operating and maintenance method. Third, interview with user about need for improvement, complainant. Finally, we integrated the survey for range hood and introduced the probable cause of deterioration through this comprehensive survey. Result: Result of measurement for air volume for range hood, A measured air volume has reduced by 41.4, 38.0, 32.0% each step from rated air volume. There are lots of reasons of this phenomenon including to maintenance, air path of duct, lower-cost devices, exhaust ports. For solve this problem, guideline about operating hood, user in apartment will have to supply with maintenance information at first.


Grant : Environmental technology development

Supported by : Korea Ministry of Environment


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