This paper presents a methodology for assessing and monitoring the cleaning state of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system of a building. It consists of a noninvasive method for measuring the amount of dust in the whole ventilation system, that is, the set of filters and air ducts. Specifically, it defines the minimum amount of measurements, their time table, locations, and acquisition conditions. The proposed method promotes early intervention on the system and it guarantees high indoor air quality and proper HVAC working conditions. The effectiveness of the method is proved by some experimental results on different study cases.
Basile, M. C., Bruni, V., Buccolini, F., De Canditiis, D., Tagliaferri, S., & Vitulano, D. (2016). Automatic and Noninvasive Indoor Air Quality Control in HVAC Systems. Journal of Industrial Mathematics, 2016, 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/9674387