Research presentation

Magnus Mattsson

Research presentation

Magnus Mattsson

Senior lecturer, PhD

Research subject: Energisystem
Research domain: Indoor environment

My research mainly concerns air quality, ventilation, indoor climate and building energy. The studies commonly involve the processes of spreading of gaseous and particulate contaminants, and finding efficient methods in improving the indoor air quality. The focus is often on human health, comfort and performance, but a great interest also lies in the area of building energy and its connection with thermal comfort and building preservation.

The research is performed both in laboratory and in the field, and, when applicable, involves human subjects.

CURRENT RESEARCH


  • Energy saving and preservation in historical buildings: ventilation, climate control and surface soiling. Special project on churches: Energy saving in churches
  • Local exhaust ventilation – measuring pollutant capture efficiency and effects of room air turbulence.
  • Airborne pollen allergens – size distribution and transportation into indoor air.
  • Ventilation for decreased particle and allergen exposure in classrooms.
  • Energy savings and aesthetic aspects of low emissivity films on windows of historical buildings.
  • Wind induced ventilation in high-rise buildings in cities.
  • Moisture status and preservation of world heritage Decorated farm houses of Hälsingland

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Articles


Scholarly articles, refereed

Yang, X., Zhang, Y., Hang, J., Lin, Y., Mattsson, M., Sandberg, M., Zhang, M. & Wang, K. (2020). Integrated assessment of indoor and outdoor ventilation in street canyons with naturally-ventilated buildings by various ventilation indexes. Building and Environment, 169. 10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.106528 [More information]
Yang, H., Chen, T., Lin, Y., Buccolieri, R., Mattsson, M., Zhang, M., Hang, J. & Wang, Q. (2020). Integrated impacts of tree planting and street aspect ratios on CO dispersion and personal exposure in full-scale street canyons. Building and Environment, 169. 10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.106529 [More information]
Lundström, H. & Mattsson, M. (2020). Radiation influence on indoor air temperature sensors : Experimental evaluation of measurement errors and improvement methods. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 115. 10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2020.110082 [More information]
Hayati, A., Mattsson, M. & Sandberg, M. (2019). A wind tunnel study of wind-driven airing through open doors. The International Journal of Ventilation, 18 (2), 113-135. 10.1080/14733315.2018.1435027 [More information]
Hayati, A., Mattsson, M. & Sandberg, M. (2017). Single-sided ventilation through external doors : measurements and model evaluation in five historical churches. Energy and Buildings, 141, 114-124. 10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.02.034 [More information]
Sandberg, M., Mattsson, M., Wigö, H., Hayati, A., Claesson, L., Linden, E. & Khan, M. (2015). Viewpoints on wind and air infiltration phenomena at buildings illustrated by field and model studies. Building and Environment, 92, 504-517. 10.1016/j.buildenv.2015.05.001 [More information]
Hayati, A., Mattsson, M. & Sandberg, M. (2014). Evaluation of the LBL and AIM-2 air infiltration models on large single zones : three historical churches. Building and Environment, 81, 365-379. 10.1016/j.buildenv.2014.07.013 [More information]
Smedje, G., Mattsson, M. & Wålinder, R. (2011). Comparing mixing and displacement ventilation in classrooms : pupils' perception and health. Indoor Air, 21 (6), 454-461. 10.1111/j.1600-0668.2011.00725.x [More information]

Books

Sandberg, M., Stymne, H., Blomquist, C. & Mattsson, M. (1995). Ventilation i funktion : En handledning för konsulter och kontrollanter. Gävle: Meyer information & förlag AB. 72 p. [More information]

Conference papers

Hayati, A., Akander, J. & Mattsson, M. (2019). Simulation of Ventilation Rates and Heat Losses during Airing in Large Single Zone Buildings in Cold Climates. Cold Climate HVAC 2018 : Sustainable Buildings in Cold Climates: Springer. External link [More information]
Björling, M., Mattsson, M. & Akander, J. (2018). Infiltration of Air into two World Heritage Farmhouses in Sweden during Winter Conditions. Roomvent & Ventilation 2018 : Excellent Indoor Climate and High Performing Ventilation. Helsinki, Finland. P. 1079-1084. [More information]
Falk, A., Lindström, S., Mattsson, M. & Wright, S. (2018). Influence of some weather parameters on the susceptibility of apple fruit to postharvest grey mould attack. Proceedings 2018. P. 124-127. External link [More information]
Hayati, A., Mattsson, M. & Sandberg, M. (2016). A Study on Airing Through the Porches of a Historical Church – Measurements and IDA-ICE Modelling. ASHRAE and AIVC IAQ 2016 - Defining Indoor Air Quality : Policy, Standards and Best Practices, 2016: ASHRAE. P. 216-223. External link [More information]
Hayati, A., Akander, J. & Mattsson, M. (2016). Development of a Numerical Air Infiltration Model Based On Pressurization Test Applied On a Church. ASHRAE and AIVC IAQ 2016 — Defining Indoor Air Quality : Policy, Standards and Best Practices, 2016: ASHRAE. P. 224-231. External link [More information]
Hayati, A., Mattsson, M., Sandberg, M. & Linden, E. (2013). Evaluation of two air infiltration models on a church. Conference proceedings: Cultural heritage preservation – 3rd European Workshop on Cultural Heritage Preservation. P. 47-53. [More information]
Mattsson, M., Sandberg, M., Claesson, L., Lindström, S. & Hayati, A. (2013). Fan pressurization method for measuring air leakage in churches – wind and stack induced uncertainties. Conference proceedings: Cultural heritage preservation – 3rd European Workshop on Cultural Heritage Preservation. P. 63-68. [More information]
Sandberg, M., Sattari, A. & Mattsson, M. (2013). Plaster finishes in historical buildings : Measurements of surface structure, roughness parameters and air flow characteristics. Conference proceedings: Cultural heritage preservation – 3rd European Workshop on Cultural Heritage Preservation. P. 69-75. [More information]
Mattsson, M., Broström, T., Linden, E., Lindström, S. & Sandberg, M. (2011). Fan Convectors vs. Bench heaters in Churches – impact on air velocities. EEHB 2011 : Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings. Visby: Gotland University Press. [More information]
Mattsson, M., Broström, T., Linden, E., Lindström, S. & Sandberg, M. (2011). Impact of heating system on air velocities in a medieval stone church. Roomvent 2011 : 12th International conference on air distribution in rooms. Trondheim, Norge: Tapir Akademisk Forlag. [More information]
Cooper, E., Etheridge, D., Mattsson, M. & Wigö, H. (2011). Measurement of the adventitious leakage of churches with a novel pulse technique. Proc. Roomvent 2011 : 12<sup>th</sup> International conference on air distribution in rooms. Trondheim, Norge: Tapir Akademisk Forlag. [More information]
Mattsson, M., Lindström, S., Linden, E. & Sandberg, M. (2011). Methods to Identify Air Leakages in the Building Envelope of Churches. EEHB 2011 : Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings. Visby, Sweden. [More information]
Widström, T. & Mattsson, M. (2011). Multifunctional whole building simulation as a method in assessing retrofitting strategies in historical buildings. Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011 : 12th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association, Sydney, 14-16 November. P. 2943-2949. [More information]
Cooper, E., Etheridge, D., Mattsson, M. & Wigö, H. (2011). Pressure Pulse Technique – A New Method for Measuring the Leakage of the Building Envelope of Churchesmms. . [More information]
Widström, T. & Mattsson, M. (2011). Simulation of the energy performance of historic buildings.. EEHB 2011: Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings.. [More information]
Mattsson, M., Lindström, S., Linden, E. & Sandberg, M. (2011). Tracer gas techniques for quantifying the air change rate in churches – field investigation experiences. Proc. Roomvent 2011 : 12<sup>th</sup> International conference on air distribution in rooms. Trondheim, Norge: Tapir Akademisk Forlag. [More information]
Mattsson, M., Andersson, L., Alm Kübler, K., Ekebom, A., Jansson, A., Holmquist, L. & Vesterberg, O. (2011). Ventilation filter efficiency for birch pollen allergens : experimental data from one pollen season. Proceedings from Roomvent 2011. Trondheim: Tapir Akademisk Forlag. [More information]
Widström, T. & Mattsson, M. (2011). Whole building simulation and damage risk assessment in historical buildings. Energy Management in Cultural Heritage: UNDP Croatia. [More information]
Sandberg, M., Mattsson, M., Etheridge, D. & Claesson, L. (2011). Wind tunnel measurements of pressure distribution on  the facade of a church. Proc. EEHB 2011 : Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings. Visby: Gotland University Press. [More information]
Sandberg, M., Mattsson, M., Etheridge, D. & Claesson, L. (2011). Wind tunnel measurements of pressure distribution on the façade and surrounding ground of a church. Roomvent 2011 : 12<sup>th</sup> International conference on air distribution in rooms. Trondheim, Norge: Tapir Akademisk Forlag. External link [More information]
Broström, T., Linden, E., Lindström, S., Mattsson, M. & Sandberg, M. (2009). Convective heating in a medieval church : Effects of air-to-air heat pumps on air movements, particle deposition and temperature distribution. . [More information]
Mattsson, M., Andersson, L., Jansson, A., Holmquist, L., Vesterberg, O., Alm Kübler, K. & Ekebom, A. (2009). Ventilation filter efficiency for particles and grass pollen allergens. Proceedings of the 9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition : HEALTHY BUILDINGS 2009, Paper No: 460.. [More information]
Mattsson, M. & Andersson, L. (2008). Birch and grass pollen allergens in filtered office indoor air. Indoor air 2008 : proceedings of the 11. International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Technical University of Denmark, Kgs.Lyngby 2008. Kgs Lyngby: Technical university of Denmark. [More information]
Sandberg, M., Wigö, H. & Mattsson, M. (2008). Generation of dust balls and their aerodynamic properties. Indoor air 2008 : Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, 17-22 August, Copenhagen, Denmark. Kgs Lyngby: Technical university of Denmark. [More information]
Mattsson, M. (2007). Removal of airborne particles of different sizes in classrooms using portable air cleaners. Roomvent 2007, 13-15 June 2007 Helsinki, Finland : Scanvac Conference : proceedings, abstract book. [More information]
Björling, M., Stymne, H., Mattsson, M. & Blomqvist, C. (2007). Ventilation measurements combined with pollutant concentration measurements discriminates between high emission rates and insufficient ventilation. IAQVEC 2007 Indoor Air Quality Ventilation and Energy Conservation : sustainable Buildings. P. 2. P. 393-400. External link [More information]
Mattsson, M. & Hygge, S. (2005). Effect of Particulate Air Cleaning on Perceived Health and Cognitive Performance in School Children During Pollen Season. Indoor Air 2005 : Proceedings of the 10th international conference on indoor air quality and climate. P. 1111-1115. [More information]
Mattsson, M., Stojanovic, B. & Elfman, L. (2004). Effect of Particulate Air Cleaners on the Content of airborne Dust and Cat Allergen in Classrooms. Roomvent 2004 : 9th international conference on air distribution in rooms. [More information]
Mattsson, M., Smedje, G., Holmquist, L., Vesterberg, O. & Wålinder, R. (2003). Mixing and displacement ventilation compared in classrooms; distribution of particles, cat allergen and CO2. Proceedings from Healthy Buildings 2003 : 7th International conference. P. 458-464. [More information]
Mattsson, M. (2002). Vertical distribution of occupant-generated particles in a room with displacement ventilation. Indoor Air 2002 : 9th international conference on indoor air quality and climate. P. 509-514. [More information]
Mattsson, M. (2000). A Note on the Thermal Comfort in Displacement Ventilated Classrooms. Air distribution in rooms (Roomvent 2000) : Proceedings of the 7th international conference on air distribution in rooms. P. 1129-1134. [More information]
Holmberg, S., Sandberg, M., Mattsson, M., Nilsson, H. & Holmér, I. (2000). Indoor Air Quality and climate control parameters in office environment – CFD calculaions and measurements. Roomvent 2000 Conference. [More information]
Mattsson, M. (1998). Displacement Ventilation in a Classroom : Influence of Contaminant Position and Physical Activity. Proc. 19th AIVC Conference, Oslo, Norway.. [More information]
Mattsson, M., Bjørn, E., Sandberg, M. & Nielsen, P. (1997). Simulating People Moving in Displacement Ventilated Rooms. Proc. Healthy Buildings/AIQ ‘97, Washington DC, USA.. [More information]

Reports

Mattsson, M. & Linden, E. (2016). Test av luftrenare i Visby domkyrka. 30 p. [More information]
Mattsson, M. (2014). Testing local exhaust ventilation at controlled turbulence generation by using tracer gas and a 3-D anemometer. 37 p. External link [More information]
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