Abstract

Up to now the common methods to assess the risk of mold growth are based on steady boundary conditions. The newly developed model, describing the hygrothermal behavior of the spore, allows for the first time to encounter the changing surface temperatures and RH's for the prediction of mold growth. Special research is still necessary in order to determine the required hygrothermal material properties of the spore, like moisture retention curve and vapor resistance of the spore wall. Nevertheless the capability of the Biohygrothermal Model to assess the risk of mold growth can be demonstrated impressively with the chosen example. A new basis has been built up to describe non-steady biological processes in mold spores, up to the start of the metabolism at least.

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Mold Growth Prediction by Computational Simulation

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  • 1 January 2001 Year of publication
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