ASHRAE IAQ 2010: Airborne infection controlventilation, IAQ & energy

Chandra Sekhar, Bjarne W. Olesen

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Abstract

Some key messages that emerged from the conference were:
• Continued lack of certainty about the benefits of forced ventilation over natural ventilation, even for infection control.
• Lack of quantitative scientific justification for the dilution ventilation rates in our guidance documents.
• Knowledge that proximity to an infected person affects infection rate, but the continued lack of certainty about whether that is due to large "ballistic" droplets or just a higher concentration of smaller airborne particles.
Besides the papers from the IAQ 2010 conference mentioned above, this special issue also includes an ten additional papers on similar research areas. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Original languageEnglish
JournalH V A C & R Research
Volume18
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)549-551
ISSN2374-4731
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventASHRAE IAQ 2010: Airborne Infection Control - Ventilation, IAQ, & Energy - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 10 Nov 201012 Nov 2010

Conference

ConferenceASHRAE IAQ 2010
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period10/11/201012/11/2010

Keywords

  • Construction
  • Research
  • Ventilation

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