Exposure assessment to e-cigarettes part 3: preliminary numerical prediction of contaminant distributions in human respiratory tract models

Kazuhide Ito, Masato Yamashita, Sung Jun Yoo, Toshiki Matsuo, Wenhao Chen, Ping Wang, Jeff Fowles, Kazukiyo Kumagai

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper (Part 3) is to investigate flow patterns and contaminant distributions in the human respiratory tract using 3-dimensional computational fluid dynamics analysis. Numerical airway models were generated reproducing detailed respiratory tract geometries using CT (Computed Tomography) data and CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulations that replicate e-cigarette smoking conditions. Complicated flow patterns and non-uniform contaminant concentration distributions were formed within the numerical airway models and the individual specificity was also confirmed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages464-467
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 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
CountryUnited States
CityBoulder
Period7/19/157/22/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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