Ventilation and environmental control of underground spaces: a short review

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  • Angui Li
  • Risto Kosonen

  • Arsen Melikov
  • Bin Yang
  • Thomas Olofsson
  • Björn Sörensen
  • Linhua Zhang
  • Ping Cui
  • Ou Han

Research units

  • Umeå University
  • Nanjing Tech University
  • Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology
  • Arctic University of Norway
  • Shandong Jianzhu University
  • Danmarks Tekniske Universitet


More and more underground spaces were used in 21st century because of rapid urbanization, traffic problems, etc. Underground city, metro, tunnel, mine, industrial and agriculture engineering, civil air defence engineering need large underground spaces. Underground spaces with different thermal, ventilation and lighting environments may cause comfort, health and safety problems. Concrete problems include excessive humidity, heat transfer specialty, excessive CO caused by blockage in long distance traffic tunnels, difficulty in smoke exhaust and evacuation during fire, harmful microorganism, radioactivity pollutants, psychological problems, and so forth. Air quality control technologies for underground spaces, including ventilation technology, dehumidification technology, natural energy utilization technology, smoke extraction technology and ventilation resistance reduction technology, will be reviewed. Ventilation for smoke-proof/evacuation and ventilation will also be reviewed.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClima 2019 Congress
Publication statusPublished - 13 Aug 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventREHVA World Congress - Bucharest, Romania
Duration: 26 May 201929 May 2019
Conference number: 13

Publication series

NameE3S web of conferences
PublisherEDP Sciences
ISSN (Print)2555-0403
ISSN (Electronic)2267-1242


ConferenceREHVA World Congress
Abbreviated titleCLIMA

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