Multi-layer dynamic insulation panels for natural ventilation and filtration of urban air pollution

M.S. Imbabi, James Campbell, Sebastian Lafougere

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The present paper reports on the early stages of a collaborative research project between industry and academia, to explore the use of dynamically insulated buildings to counteract and reverse urban air pollution. A theoretical filtration model has been developed and extended to assess dynamic insulation building envelopes employing multi-layer permeable construction. This allows different materials to be combined to provide particulate filtration through depth for a range of particle sizes, and to establish if premature clogging can be sufficiently delayed to make this approach a viable proposition in practice. The project will also to explore the potential for using new materials to filter or convert gaseous pollutants, thus providing a complete solution to the urban pollution problem.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventWorld Renewable Energy Congress VII - Cologne , Germany
Duration: 29 Jun 20025 Jul 2002


ConferenceWorld Renewable Energy Congress VII
Abbreviated titleWREC VII

Bibliographical note

The authors wish to acknowledge the kind support of James Campbell Architects & Environmental


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