Academic Catalog 2022–2023

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PRGR634 Moisture and Control of Humidity in Buildings

[2 cr.]

Sources of moisture and factors affecting its entry and buildup inside the buildings such as construction practices and choice of building materials and furniture. Impact of moisture on thermal comfort and energy performance of the air-conditioning system. Solid/liquid desiccant dehumidification and hybrid air-conditioning systems. Modeling of moisture transport. Industrial need to control indoor humidity. Moisture-caused health issues including mold formation and growth.