ANALYSIS OF HYGROTHERMAL CONDITIONS OF EXTERNAL PARTITIONS IN AN UNDERGROUND FRUIT STORE
 
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Department of Rural Building, University of Agriculture in Krakow, al. Mickiewicza 24/28, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
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Grzegorz Nawalany   

University of Agriculture Krakow, Department of Rural Building, al. Mickiewicza 24/28, 30-059 Krakow, Poland
Publish date: 2016-09-20
 
J. Ecol. Eng. 2016; 17(4):75–82
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The paper presents the analysis of hygrothermal conditions of external partitions in an underground fruit store. The results of measurements of temperature and humidity of the indoor and outdoor air as well as the surface surrounding temperature and the temperature of the air surrounding the store constituted the boundary conditions for the hygrothermal calculations. The paper presents the calculation of the distribution of the temperature and humidity on the ground floor, the wall contacting the ground, the wall contacting the outside air, and the ceiling above the storage chamber. The heat and moisture calculations have shown high risk of condensation submerged in non-insulated external walls. The condition of the adaptation of a traditional cold store to a simple and atmosphere controlled cold one is to increase the thermal resistance of the partitions. Such a solution will let cut the energy demand in those types of agricultural buildings.