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How Turbulent Jets Can Disperse Virus Clouds in Poorly Ventilated Spaces (preprint)/ en

@inproceedings{Tahmassebpur2022HowTJ,
title={How Turbulent Jets Can Disperse Virus Clouds in Poorly Ventilated Spaces (preprint)/ en},
author={Justin Tahmassebpur and Patrick H. Diamond},
year={2022}
}
• Published 19 January 2022
• Engineering, Physics
We show that enhanced turbulent mixing can be used to mitigate airborne COVID-19 transmission by dispersing virus-laden clouds in enclosed, poorly ventilated spaces. A simple system of fan-driven turbulent jets is designed so as to minimize peak concentrations of passive contaminants on time scales short compared to the room ventilation time. Standard Reynolds-average and similarity methods are used, and combinations of circular and radial wall jets are considered. The turbulent diffusivity and…

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