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Physical Cavity of a Double Skin Facade as a Source of Pre-Heated Air in the Winter Season for the Heat Recovery Unit of a Facade


This paper deals with the use of pre-heated air in the winter season for the heat recovery unit of a facade. Heated air is transformed from solar radiation in the cavity of a double skin facade with a narrow space cavity. The height of a section is equal to one storey. With the help of mathematical modelling simulations (CFD tools), increases in temperature are quantified in the cavity of the double skin facade. The increase in temperature depends on the air flow and the intensity of the solar radiation. In conclusion, it summarizes the positive effect on heat recovery from the air exhaust to preheat a fresh supply of air from the double skin façade’s cavity. This approach can increase the efficiency of any heat recovery and reduce heat loss from the ventilation.

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Engineering, Introductions and Overviews, other