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Korean Journal of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering

Korean Journal of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering

ISO Journal TitleKorean J. Air-Cond. Refrig. Eng.
  • Open Access, Monthly
Open Access Monthly
  • ISSN : 1229-6422 (Print)
  • ISSN : 2465-7611 (Online)
Title Applications of a Coupled Multizone and CFD Simulation to Validate Airflow and Influenza A Contaminant Dispersion in Biosafety Laboratory
Authors 황지현(Ji Hyun Hwang) ; 홍진관(Jin Kwan Hong)
Page pp.588-593
ISSN 1229-6422
Keywords Biosafety laboratory ; 생물안전 밀폐시설 ; 멀티존 해석 ; 전산유체역학 ; 멀티존_CFD 연동해석 ; 공기유동 ; 인플루엔자A 오염농도 Biosafety laboratory ; BSL lab. ; Multizone smulation ; CFD ; Coupled multizone and CFD simulation ; Airflow ; Influenza A contaminants concentration
Abstract To maintain a negative pressure, the supply, exhaust airvolume are adjusted by setting volume damper and the infiltration through leakage area of the door between rooms in biosafety laboratory. Multizone simulation is useful way to predict room pressure, supply and exhaust air volume. But in a particular room, local change such as airflow and contaminants concentration distribution can not be evaluated unfortunately. Through this study, a coupled multizone and CFD simulation was performed, indoor air flow and local contaminants concentration distribution in a particular room of BSL lab are predicted. The results show that all zones of BSL lab are well ventilated by unidirectional flow without local stagnation. In addition, in case that unexpected biohazard is occured in BSL lab, multizone simulation results about the spread of pollutants along movement of the occupant also show that contaminants concentration is removing totally without the spread of the outside. In conclusion, a coupled multizone and CFD simulation can be applied to interpret differential pressure in room and local change of physical quantity in a particular room such as airflow and Influenza A contaminants concentration distribution. This simulation method is useful to enhance the reliability and accuracy of biosafety laboratory design.