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An experimental investigation of how human activities affect the behaviour of indoor airborne particles

An experimental investigation of how human activities affect the behaviour of indoor airborne particles
An experimental investigation of how human activities affect the behaviour of indoor airborne particles
The outbreak of COVID-19 in 2019 triggered soaring public concern about respiratory infectious diseases. The motion of virus-carrier particles has also been researched by academia due to its susceptible characteristics caused by various factors. Particle behaviours can be influenced by human activities inducing effects, which can be regarded as an opportunity to support the development of efficient strategies for coping with infectious diseases. By performing simulation experiments, this paper investigated how door opening and human walking influence the behaviour of indoor PM0.5 and PM2.5. The results show that better understanding the effect of human activities may help control virus-carrying particles indoors.
particle behaviour, indoor particles, infectious disease, human activity, relative humidity
37-42
University of Southampton
Qi, Yiming
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Qi, Yiming, Efthymiopoulos, Spyros and Altamirano, Hector (2022) An experimental investigation of how human activities affect the behaviour of indoor airborne particles. Gauthier, Stephanie, Nicol, Fergus, Brotas, Luisa, Schiano-Phan, Rosa, Sukontason, Nichaphat, Turner, Philip, Gauthier, Stephanie, Nicol, Fergus, Brotas, Luisa, Schiano-Phan, Rosa, Sukontason, Nichaphat and Turner, Philip (eds.) In Proceedings of the 11th Masters Conference: People and Buildings. vol. 1, University of Southampton. pp. 37-42 . (doi:10.5258/SOTON/P1089).

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Abstract

The outbreak of COVID-19 in 2019 triggered soaring public concern about respiratory infectious diseases. The motion of virus-carrier particles has also been researched by academia due to its susceptible characteristics caused by various factors. Particle behaviours can be influenced by human activities inducing effects, which can be regarded as an opportunity to support the development of efficient strategies for coping with infectious diseases. By performing simulation experiments, this paper investigated how door opening and human walking influence the behaviour of indoor PM0.5 and PM2.5. The results show that better understanding the effect of human activities may help control virus-carrying particles indoors.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 17 October 2022
Venue - Dates: 11th Masters Conference: People and Buildings, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom, 2022-09-16 - 2022-09-16
Keywords: particle behaviour, indoor particles, infectious disease, human activity, relative humidity

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Local EPrints ID: 471039
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/471039
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ORCID for Stephanie Gauthier: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1720-1736
ORCID for Philip Turner: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8146-0249

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Date deposited: 25 Oct 2022 16:33
Last modified: 27 Feb 2024 03:04

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Author: Yiming Qi
Author: Spyros Efthymiopoulos
Author: Hector Altamirano
Editor: Fergus Nicol
Editor: Luisa Brotas
Editor: Rosa Schiano-Phan
Editor: Nichaphat Sukontason
Editor: Philip Turner ORCID iD
Editor: Stephanie Gauthier
Editor: Fergus Nicol
Editor: Luisa Brotas
Editor: Rosa Schiano-Phan
Editor: Nichaphat Sukontason
Editor: Philip Turner

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