Studies on the 'ventilation effectiveness' and modification of the ventilation system in the waiting hall of a railway station

Wan Ki Chow, W. Y. Fung

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The concept of ventilation effectiveness for mechanical ventilation of an airspace is reviewed and associated parameters for describing the performance of ventilation systems are described. The idea is applied to a study of the thermal environment in the waiting hall of a railway station. Two ventilation schemes: one with a ventilation system only and the other with an air-conditioning system were considered. The proposed air-conditioning system would provide air at a temperature only 5°C below the ambient but with a higher air circulation rate. This would reduce the amount of energy used for environmental protection compared to more conventional systems providing full air-conditioning. It is found that using such a scheme it is possible to provide a better thermal environment using less energy than with a full air-conditioning system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)280-290
Number of pages11
JournalIndoor and Built Environment
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996


  • Field measurement
  • Macroscopic numbers
  • System design
  • Ventilation effectiveness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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