Self humidity control materials

Summary

A self humidity control material for the inner walls of modern air-tight houses, based on the concept of Kelvin's capillary condensation theory, has been developed.  Experimental results of the DSC measurement, the nanosized pore diameter distribution and water vapour adsorption-desorption support the concept that allophane is a suitable material.  The material is sold commercially as tiles in Japan.  It has shown excellent humidity control ability.  6 refs.

Primary author(s): Shibasaki Y; Tomura S

                            Nagoya,Nat.Inst.of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology

Source: Science for New Technology of Silicate Ceramics.

            Florence,14-18 July 2002,p.85-96

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