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Design and material in museum: does it affect the ventilation in indoor air quality?

Mohd Dzulkifli, S. N. and Abdullah, A. H. and Leman, A. M. (2016) Design and material in museum: does it affect the ventilation in indoor air quality? ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11 (11). ISSN 18196608

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Abstract

Problem related with indoor air is rapidly becoming a major health issue worldwide. It is because people spend almost 90% of their time indoors. Nowadays, people are being exposed to a variety of health risks from the surrounding indoor pollution, which can affect one’s health. Some of the risks are unavoidable. In Malaysia, museum is one of niche products of Malaysia cultural heritage tourism attraction that could affect the growth of the tourism industry in this country. A balanced of indoor environment conditions in museum buildings refer to the preservation of cultural objects and the human comfort both the visitors and the staffs. It is because most of the historic building which has been convert into museum are building were built about 100 years ago. Rely entirely on the mechanical systems without paying attention to the building’s original design and its features as ideal climate tools, for both human comfort and the conservation of museum collections. The application of mechanical ventilation system supposedly provides a healthy and better indoor environment inside the museum building. There a need for careful planning to be conducted during the early stages of designing new mechanical systems so that only suitable and appropriate systems are installed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: indoor air quality (IAQ); ventilation; museum environment
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH7005-7699 Heating and ventilation. Air conditioning
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering Technology > Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2017 06:39
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2017 06:39
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8641
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