Validation of the bioaerosol deposition model in ventilated chamber

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Bioaerosol deposition is a prime concern in studying respiratory infection. However, the existing drag force expression by Stoke's law (K/Re) for Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) simulations does not give promising results in calculating non-spherical bioaerosol deposition. Based on 13 common indoor bioaerosol species, a novel drag force expression has been recently proposed and the accuracy of CFD simulations for deposition patterns was significantly improved. In this study, the deposition pattern of other bioaerosol, Aerococcus Viridans (ATCC 700406) is determined based on the new novel drag force expression. The predicted deposition patterns were compared with the measured ones in a ventilated chamber and the deviation was found not significant (p>0.05, t-test). Application of drag constants in future CFD simulations for studying bioaerosol deposition patterns in ventilated spaces is thus recommended.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndoor Air 2014 - 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate
PublisherInternational Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Indoor Air 2014 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 7 Jul 201412 Jul 2014


Conference13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Indoor Air 2014
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong


  • Aerococcus viridans
  • Bioaerosol deposition
  • CFD simulation
  • Drag constant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Building and Construction
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Computer Science Applications

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