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Numerical Assessment of a Novel Ventilation Strategy for Operating Rooms in Comparison with Turbulent Mixing and Laminar Air Flow
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Civil and Architectural Engineering, Fluid and Climate Technology.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Civil and Architectural Engineering, Fluid and Climate Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9361-1796
2018 (English)In: Proceedings of The 15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality & Climate (ISIAQ). July 22-27, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Infectious airborne particles can cause surgical site infections (SSIs). SSIs cause substantially increased morbidity and mortality as well as patients’ sufferings. A well-functioning ventila-tion system in an operating room (OR) plays an essential role in the prevention of SSIs. In this study, we applied Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to evaluate the performance of a novel OR ventilation strategy – temperature controlled airflow (TAF) against two widely used OR ventilation systems: laminar airflow (LAF) and turbulent mixing airflow (TMA). The performance was measured in terms of airborne bacteria concentration. Simulation results confirmed the superiority of LAF and TAF to TMA in providing high air cleanliness and also showed that TAF can serve as an efficient alternative to LAF.

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2018.
Keywords [en]
Temperature controlled airflow, ventilation system, operating room, bacteria carrying particles
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Architectural Engineering Applied Mechanics
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Engineering Mechanics; Chemical Engineering; Architecture; Applied Medical Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-225391OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-225391DiVA, id: diva2:1195005
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The 15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality & Climate (ISIAQ). July 22-27, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA
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QC 20180523

Available from: 2018-04-04 Created: 2018-04-04 Last updated: 2018-05-23Bibliographically approved

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