Health-Care Patient-Room HVAC Airflow Patterns XiXinXing/iStock

Health-Care Patient-Room HVAC Airflow Patterns

To understand how HVAC configuration affects airflow patterns, temperature distribution, and the transmission of airborne pathogens, a virtual patient room was created.

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Although satisfying overall air-change rates in health-care patient rooms ensures heating, cooling, and ventilation requirements are met, the flow path of supply air within these spaces determines air-temperature distri

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