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Thesis Proposal - Original Version

The purpose of this proposal is to clearly explain the scope of the redesign project on the EMD Serono Research Center - existing lab building and provide justification based on the existing condition of the facility.

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Alternative 1 Heat Recovery Systems
The proposed mechanical redesign will replace the 100% OA AHU units with units containing heat recovery system. Different heat recovery systems will be evaluated: enthalpy wheel, plate heat exchanger, heat pipe, and runaround loop.

Alternative 2 Dedicated Outdoor Air System (DOAS) with Chilled Beam
The other proposed mechanical redesign is to utilize the DOAS system to supply only ventilation air to the space and use chilled beams as the parallel system to meet to rest of the sensible load in the space. Both passive and active chilled beam systems will be investigated.

While great efforts have been taken to provide accurate and complete information on the pages of CPEP, please be aware that the information contained herewith is considered a work-in-progress for this thesis project. Modifications and changes related to the original building designs and construction methodologies for this senior thesis project are solely the interpretation of Shiyun Chen. Changes and discrepancies in no way imply that the original design contained errors or was flawed. Differing assumptions, code references, requirements, and methodologies have been incorporated into this thesis project; therefore, investigation results may vary from the original design.

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