The effect of supply air systems on the efficiency of a ventilated ceiling

Risto Kosonen*

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The ventilated ceiling is a flexible solution for kitchen ventilation where heat loads are relatively low and aesthetics are a concern. The efficiency of the exhaust system should be specially emphasized with the ventilated ceiling systems where the exhaust is located at the ceiling level. The contaminant removal efficiency of the total system must be guaranteed and impurities spreading throughout the kitchen should be prevented. The Supply air distribution strategy has a remarkable influence Oil the pollutant removal effectiveness. The flush-out effect of the supply air reduces the containment removal efficiency by circulating pollutants of the induced convection flow back to the occupied zone. The Conducted laboratory measurements of a ventilated ceiling demonstrate that the capture and containment efficiency can be 85-93% using the concept of a low velocity ceiling Supply and centralized capture jet and as high as 98% with the displacement system at the floor level. Using the ceiling supply and Capture jet concept. the contaminant removal efficiency of 85% is reached by increasing the airflow rate 20% compared with the theoretical plume equation. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1613-1623
Number of pages11
JournalBuilding and Environment
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • ventilation efficiency
  • ventilated ceiling
  • kitchen ventilation
  • FOOD

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