Evaporative Passive Cooling Designs For Buildings

  • Zeynab Emdadi
  • Ali Maleki
  • Nilofar Asim
  • Mojtaba Azizi
Keywords: Evaporative Passive Cooling Designs


Building energy consumption will likely increase in the future due to enhanced living standards and greater use of air-conditioning. This article reviews the technologies associated with evaporative passive cooling including roof surface evaporative cooling, evaporative cooling walls, and downdraft evaporative cooling in buildings. Our intent is to attract architects and building engineers to the energy-saving benefits of incorporating passive evaporative cooling in building designs.

Author Biographies

Zeynab Emdadi

Dr. Zeynab Emdadi obtained her bachelor of science degree in applied chemistry from Azad University of Iran in 2004 and a master of science in organic chemistry from the K.N. Toosi University of Technology Department of Chemistry (Iran) in 2008. Her Ph.D. in renewable energy is from the National University of Malaysia. She is the corresponding author for this article and a post-doctorate researcher at Iran University of Science and Technology. Email: emdadi58@gmail.com.

Ali Maleki

Dr. Ali Maleki received a Ph.D. in chemistry from the Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran in 2009. He has more than 200 journal publications. He is currently an associate professor at the Iran University of Science and Technology. His awards include the 2016 IUPACCHEMRAWN VII prize for green chemistry; Distinguished Researcher of IUST (2013); Distinguished Teacher in Chemistry of IUST (2013). Since 2012 he has been an editorial board member of Current Chemistry Letters. Email: maleki@iust.ac.ir.

Nilofar Asim

Dr. Nilofar Asim obtained her bachelor of science in applied chemistry, master of science in inorganic chemistry from Tehran University and a Ph.D. in materials science from the National University of Malaysia (Malaysia). She is presently working at the Solar Energy Research Institute, Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia as an associate professor. Asim’s main contributions are in synthesis of nanomaterials (metal oxide and composite), photocatalysts, inorganic polymers and agriculture waste materials modification for new applications. She has published 60 research papers. Email: nilofarasim@ukm.edu.my.

Mojtaba Azizi

Dr. Mojtaba Azizi received a master’s degree in the field of organic chemistry from K.N. Toosi University of Technology in 2008. He obtained a Ph.D. in 2017 in organic chemistry at the Iran University of Science and Technology. He is an assistant professor at Department of Chemistry of Malek Ashtar University of Technology. His research areas include synthesis of thermally stable polymers, nanochemistry (nanocatalyst, nanocomposite based on organic-, inorganic- and biopolymers), phytochemistry, synthesis of organic compounds, heterocyclic and biology active molecules. Email: azizi.kntu@gmail.com.


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