Indoor thermal environment and air quality in Chinese-style residential kitchens

Sumei Liu, Jiankai Dong, Qing Cao, Xiaojie Zhou, Jian Li, Xiaorui Lin, Ke Qing, Weizhen Zhang, Qingyan Chen

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Abstract

This paper reviews the published literature on indoor thermal environment and air quality in Chinese-style residential kitchens (CRKs). The paper first discusses typical characteristics of CRKs, including kitchen layout, cooking methods, and ventilation systems used. Next, the paper describes the current state of the indoor thermal environment and air quality in CRKs. Finally, this paper summarizes measures to control and improve the environment inside CRKs. The results indicate that the indoor environment of CRKs is too hot in summer and exhibits a large vertical temperature difference. No appropriate model was available for accurately evaluating the thermal environment in CRKs. At the same time, CRKs are highly polluted by COx, NOx, TVOC, and particulate matter (PM). Although existing exhaust hoods could improve the indoor environment to some extent, the use of a combined exhaust, make-up air, and air-conditioning system should be considered to provide a comfortable and healthy environment in CRKs.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIndoor Air
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2019

Keywords

  • air conditioning
  • exhaust
  • experiment
  • indoor air quality
  • range hood
  • thermal comfort

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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