Using Feasibility Index Model to Investigate Human Thermal Comfort Under Weather Data of Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria
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- Evaporative cooling; Thermal comfort; Dry bulb Temperature; Wet bulb Temperature; Relative humidity
Thermal comfort in the world has created interest for renewable energy researchers due to the increase in the world population and in trying to make the environment friendly to every community. This study determines the thermal comfort of the Mubi metropolis in Adamawa state, Nigeria. The data used in this present study were taken from Meteonorm file through TRNSYS Software for 22 years. The sought data were Dry bulb temperature and 100% relative humidity which were used as the input parameters to determine the feasibility index values. The results of the research show the thermal comfort (cooling) in January, February, March, October, November and December because their FI values are less than ten. It also revealed that only the month of April achieved the lenitive cooling whereby the other months in a year did not, hence we, recommend the use of evaporative cooling because their values are greater than sixteen. The study concludes that direct evaporative cooling can be used in the Mubi metropolis to improve human comfort. It will also serve as an alternative to refrigeration-based air conditioning systems to achieve thermal comfort which is not environmentally friendly because some refrigerants affect the daily FI index values with other areas that have similar climate weather data.
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TY - CONF AU - Luqman Raji AU - Maxwell Yakubu AU - Samuel Adeoye Akanji PY - 2021 DA - 2021/11/23 TI - Using Feasibility Index Model to Investigate Human Thermal Comfort Under Weather Data of Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Seminar of Science and Applied Technology (ISSAT 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 430 EP - 436 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aer.k.211106.068 DO - 10.2991/aer.k.211106.068 ID - Raji2021 ER -