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ERIC Number: EJ990958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-2479
Class and Home Problems: Humidification, a True "Home" Problem for p. Chemical Engineer
Condoret, Jean-Stephane
Chemical Engineering Education, v46 n4 p218-222 Fall 2012
The problem of maintaining hygrothermal comfort in a house is addressed using the chemical engineer's toolbox. A simple dynamic modelling proved to give a good description of the humidification of the house in winter, using a domestic humidifier. Parameters of the model were identified from a simple experiment. Surprising results, especially concerning the duration, the water quantities involved and the energetic cost of the process, are pointed out together with their physical explanation.
Chemical Engineering Education, Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE. P.O. Box 142097, Gainesville, FL 32614. Tel: 352-392-0861; Fax: 352-392-0861; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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