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Can air safety be improved, while reducing energy costs?

Sarnobat, Prakash and Lannon, Simon Charles 2012. Can air safety be improved, while reducing energy costs? Presented at: Computational Fluid Dynamics in simulation of the Built Environment, University College London, UK, 20 June 2012.

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Abstract

Hospitals are one of the most energy-intensive users in the non-industrial sector. One of the main reasons for this is that air pathogen levels must be tightly controlled, and so far the only way to achieve this has been by using large mechanical ventilation rates. We show that the use of state-of the-art semiconductor devices can achieve similar levels of air pathogen control, but with overall energy use reduced by at least one third. These devices can easily be implemented in both new-build and refurbished hospitals.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Architecture
Engineering
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QR Microbiology
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TH Building construction
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:08
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/33415

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