Building Airflow and Contaminant Transport Laboratory

This state-of-the-art facility, currently under development at OSU will consist of two instrumented, commercial scale air loops serving two zones connected by a stairwell.  A particle imaging velocimetry (PIV) system and gas sampling capabilities are planned for the facility.  The laboratory will be capable of simulating transport of contaminants released either in the building zones or in the building system.  Immediate plans for the facility include validation of transport and HVAC system component models, development of system response protocols and validation of new building automation and security technologies.