The attention towards the problems connected with the management of HVAC systems either in terms of IAQ or energy consumption has become more and more pronounced. The consciousness that the highlighted problems cannot be solved with the present available approaches has brought the CLEAN-AIR consortium to propose innovative solutions and new operating concepts. The objectives of CLEAN-AIR proposal can be summarized in: a) the development of a number of devices miniaturized in silicon (sensors, pre-combustion unit, gas separation column), whose ultimate performances can be improved by the miniaturization and by the integration on a common micro-fluidic platform; b) a drastic improvement of the indoor/outdoor air quality status knowledge through the development of dedicated, miniaturized, low cost electronic noses realized using state-of-the-art microsystems/sensors fabrication technologies; c) energy consumption reduction while insuring comfortable working/living places operating the HVAC facility taking into account ì) the indoor/outdoor air quality status and ii) operating the HVAC under demand and not on the base of a defined duty cycle.
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