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      Measuring air movement in small spaces: understanding air movement in historic bookshelves

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      1st International Conference on Moisture in Buildings 2021 (ICMB21)

      28-29 June 2021

      air movement, historic buildings, preventive conservation, microclimates, mould

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          The National Trust has tested ventilation holes in bookshelves to encourage air movement behind books as a possible strategy to improve the environment in these microclimates. This could be used as a preventive measure for mould development. Air movement was measured in historic bookshelves to understand what causes air movement and the impact of ventilation holes on the shelves behind books. Three libraries in National Trust properties were used as case studies. It was found that pressure differential and stack effect are two mechanisms contributing to the air velocities measured. However, several variables are believed to influence air movement in these small spaces, and further research is needed to understand its influence on mould development.

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          Conference
          12 May 2021
          Affiliations
          [1 ] UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage
          [2 ] National Trust
          [3 ] UCL IEDE
          Article
          10.14293/ICMB210022
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          1st International Conference on Moisture in Buildings 2021
          ICMB21
          Online
          28-29 June 2021
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