Evaluation of microbial load, formation of odorous metabolites and lipid stability during wet preservation of Nannochloropsis gaditana concentrates
Verspreet, J.; Kreps, S.; Bastiaens, L. (2020). Evaluation of microbial load, formation of odorous metabolites and lipid stability during wet preservation of Nannochloropsis gaditana concentrates. Applied Sciences-Basel 10(10): 3419. https://hdl.handle.net/10.3390/app10103419
In: Applied Sciences-Basel. MDPI AG: Basel. e-ISSN 2076-3417, more
Researchers have used passive strategies, such as the implementation of thermal insulation and the use of phase change materials (PCM), in several studies, but some problems have not yet been solved. It is the case of showing the real effect of external shading combined with thermal insulation and phase change materials to improve the thermal performance and energy efficiency of office buildings in tropical coastal areas. Another pending problem to be solved is to define the impact produced by passive strategies on the performance of workers in office buildings in coastal zones. It is with a view to answering all these questions that this study was envisaged with the main objective of evaluating, analyzing, comparing, and discussing the effect of thermal insulation and phase change materials on thermal comfort and energy demand in coastal areas of hot and humid tropical climates located in the island of Madagascar. In this sense, hourly climate data for the past 30 years have served as the basis for assessing environmental conditions of future climate. It was found that the PCMs have a more significant effect on the coastal zone of hot climates than humid tropical climates. The results of the statistical analyses showed that the application of passive strategies stabilizes indoor air temperatures to between 23 °C and 28 °C in the offices, which is the recommended comfort range in these regions. In the coastal regions of Madagascar, up to 30% of cooling energy is expected to be reduced by combining the introduction of thermal insulation and PCM materials.