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Maintaining air quality integrity with Evaporative Cooling

Maintaining air quality integrity with Evaporative Cooling

Industrial plants face many challenges when it comes to indoor air quality, specifically when considering fresh air volume, temperature, humidity and particle concentration. In this article we examine the challenges of the Industry and explore how evaporative cooling can be the right solution. Indoor air quality is an important issue from both a social and economic point of view, people are becoming more aware of what they breath and quality of the air around them. Indoor air quality (IAQ) refers to the…

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A tenth of UK electricity is used for air conditioning

A tenth of UK electricity is used for air conditioning

The demand of air conditioning systems is rising significantly, mostly in the form of conventional air conditioning systems like splits: at the same time the worker’s concern over poor Indoor Air Quality is confirming the need of air coolers that do not rely on recirculating the indoor air. In the UK we use almost one tenth of the whole energy consumption to cool buildings with air conditioning. Surprising, isn’t it? This results have been highlighted in a BRE study looking…

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Legionnaires’ Disease – why evaporative coolers pose no risk to your health

Legionnaires’ Disease – why evaporative coolers pose no risk to your health

What is Legionella? Legionnaires’ disease is a very serious type of pneumonia caused by breathing in small droplets of water that contain bacteria called Legionella. Signs and symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease can include cough, muscle aches, fever, shortness of breath and headache. This disease is treated with antibiotics and most people who get sick need care in a hospital, but make a full recovery, however, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, about 1 out of 10…

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Natural air conditioning: the use of Evaporative Cooling in ancient Arabic Architecture

Natural air conditioning: the use of Evaporative Cooling in ancient Arabic Architecture

The solutions offered from ancient Mediterranean architecture give us some hints on how to solve air cooling issues whilst avoiding energy-consuming plants to provide comfort in modern buildings. Artificial air conditioning is becoming more and more mainstream in modern architecture: however, it can have negative effects on health and there is cost associated with high electricity consumption. Environmental sustainability researches suggest to explore the pearls of wisdom of our ancestors, who already found simple, economic and safe solutions to overcome…

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