Model Based Control of Moisture Sorption in a Historical Interior

Authors

  • P. Zítek
  • T. Vyhlídal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14311/726

Keywords:

equilibrium moisture sorption, humidity control, non-linear cascade control

Abstract

This paper deals with a novel scheme for microclimate control in historical exhibition rooms, inhibiting moisture sorption phenomena that are inadmissible from the preventive conservation point of view. The impact of air humidity is the most significant harmful exposure for a great deal of the cultural heritage deposited in remote historical buildings. Leaving the interior temperature to run almost its spontaneous yearly cycle, the proposed non-linear model-based control protects exhibits from harmful variations in moisture content by compensating the temperature drifts with an adequate adjustment of the air humidity. Already implemented in a medieval interior since 1999, the proposed microclimate control has proved capable of permanently maintaining constant a desirable moisture content in organic or porous materials in the interior of a building. 

Author Biographies

P. Zítek

T. Vyhlídal

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Published

2005-01-04

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