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Title: Analysis of the ventilation system of an isolation room for a hospital
Authors: Kumar R.
Kumar R.
Gupta, Akhilesh Kumar
Published in: International Journal of Ventilation
Abstract: The present work contains the details of an investigation of air diffusion and comfort issues of an isolation room of a hospital. Two types of cases have been chosen for a unidirectional ventilation system of the isolation room i.e. for immuno-suppressed patients and infectious patients. The patient's body is simulated as a cylinder with approximate values for the physical and thermal properties of a human body and is treated as a constant heat source. The height of the inlet vent was varied and mean residence time and draught rating (DR) were studied. The work also involved investigation into the motion and average residence time of a contaminant that could possibly accompany the supply air and the bacteria that can be released from an infectious patient's mouth by means of breathing, coughing or sneezing. The results reveal that the height of the inlet vent significantly affects the velocity and draught distributions and the residence times of bacteria and contaminant.
Citation: International Journal of Ventilation (2008), 7(2): 139-149
URI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14733315.2008.11683806
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/10979
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: VEETECH Ltd.
Keywords: Air distribution
Bacterial contamination
Draught rating
Isolation room
Ventilation
ISSN: 14733315
Author Scopus IDs: 57203859058
55389796000
55491955100
Author Affiliations: Kumar, R., Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee - 247667, India
Kumar, R., Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee - 247667, India
Gupta, A., Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee - 247667, India
Corresponding Author: Kumar, R.; Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee - 247667, India
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