A multi-scale exposure concentration analysis in a large factory space using computational fluid dynamics technique

Alicia Murga, Sungjun Yoo, Kazuhide Ito

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Abstract

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) can play a significant role in the well-being of residents, and with this consideration, airborne routes of exposure become critically important for the evaluation of health risks associated with IAQ. In particular, in the viewpoint of the Health Impact Assessment on industry workers, the management of IAQ within factory settings is identified to be an essential factor affecting industrial hygiene. In recent years, the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) technique has been practically applied to indoor environmental design, with the potential to enhance the field of industrial hygiene. In this paper, an integrated simulation procedure to predict the exposure concentrations of hazardous occupational chemical compounds is developed. The concerned technique uses a multi-nesting method to connect factory building spaces and the microclimate around a human body and respiratory tract. This method was proposed in order to provide detailed quantitative and qualitative information to estimate contaminant doses applied to workers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages543-546
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
EventHealthy Buildings 2015 America Conference: Innovation in a Time of Energy Uncertainty and Climate Adaptation, HB 2015 - Boulder, United States
Duration: Jul 19 2015Jul 22 2015

Other

OtherHealthy Buildings 2015 America Conference: Innovation in a Time of Energy Uncertainty and Climate Adaptation, HB 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoulder
Period7/19/157/22/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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