Improvement of the indoor environment and airborne contamination control in an operating room

Fu Jen Wang, Yat Huang Yau, Wen Bin Ng, Chi-ming Lai

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Abstract

Modern operating rooms are increasingly turning to contamination control by ventilating technology for the infectious control. The objective of this study is to present the strategic approach on performance improvement of the ventilating system for a hospital operating room under limit budget. A physical partition curtain has been proposed and conducted around the high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter of an operating room to validate the improvement of air distribution and contamination control. Numerical simulation of a full-scale operating room has been carried out at a district hospital. The results from computer simulation revealed that the improvement of airflow could be achieved satisfactorily by the application of a physical partition curtain at the length of 1.2 m. Ventilation performance could be assessed extensively not only by airflow distribution and concentration profile but also by the calculation of contamination concentration decay.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Civil Engineering
Pages1532-1536
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul 5
Event2011 International Conference on Civil Engineering and Building Materials, CEBM 2011 - Kunming, China
Duration: 2011 Jul 292011 Jul 31

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume255-260
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Other

Other2011 International Conference on Civil Engineering and Building Materials, CEBM 2011
CountryChina
CityKunming
Period11-07-2911-07-31

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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