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Use of CFD analysis in modifying a TB ward in Lima, Peru

Noakes, C.J., Sleigh, P.A., Escombe, A.R. and Beggs, C.B. (2006) Use of CFD analysis in modifying a TB ward in Lima, Peru. Indoor and Built Environment, 15 (1). pp. 41-47. ISSN 1420-326X

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Abstract

The high world-wide prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) and the increase in multi-drug resistant strains (MDRTB) have prompted increased interest in engineering control solutions such as ventilation system design and the use of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI). This study considers the contribution of the ventilation airflow to the transmission of TB, and uses computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations to examine how changes in the design of a ward, in Hospital Nacional Dos de Mayo, Lima, Peru may reduce the transmission of TB from patients to health-care workers, visitors and other patients. The results of this study were used to advise the architects and engineers in the remodelling of the ward

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright © 2006 by International Society of the Built Environment.
Keywords: CFD, Ventilation, Tuberculosis, Airborne infection, Ultraviolet
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Civil Engineering (Leeds)
The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Civil Engineering (Leeds) > Inst for Pathogen Control Engineering (Leeds)
Depositing User: Ms Caroline Wilson
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2009 17:04
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2014 01:50
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1420326X06062364
Status: Published
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1177/1420326X06062364
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/7799

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