Airborne respiratory diseases and mechanical systems for control of microbes

W. J. Kowalski, William P. Bahnfleth

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Abstract

Airborne transmission of respiratory disease in indoor environments remains a problem of indoor air quality with few engineering alternatives and for which performance goals and design parameters unclear. This paper summarizes the relevant literature of medical microbiology and aerobiology in a manner that engineers may find useful in designing a HVAC system intended to reduce the treat. It presents principles that can be applied to any indoor environment, including office buildings, schools, residences, hospitals, and isolation wards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalHPAC Heating, Piping, Air Conditioning
Volume70
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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