Special Issue on Ventilation and Airborne Infection Control in the Built Environment

Published 21 May, 2020

The rapid spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), resulted in a global COVID-19 pandemic from the beginning of 2020. With cases in the world on the rise, this outbreak of COVID-19 is of great concern and is a considerable challenge for researchers in the field of the built environment.

The built environment describes human-made surroundings, ranging from buildings and public transport, to neighbourhoods and even cities. Since most humans spend over 90% of their time in buildings, it is of practical importance to understand the transmission mechanism of COVID-19 within the built environment, and to unravel the relative impact of human behaviour, ventilation strategies, operation of building service, and urban/building structures.

This special issue deals with ventilation and airborne infection control in the built environment. Topics covered include:

  • Ventilation design and optimal strategies for indoor environments
  • Evaluation of potential exposure for indoor environments
  • System control and operation of building services
  • Performance evaluation and optimal strategies of air distribution systems for public transport
  • Air infiltration induced inter-unit dispersion in high-rise residential buildings
  • Person to person droplet transmission characteristics

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Important Dates:

Submission deadline: 31 December 2020

Note: When submitting, please select article type "Full length article" or “Review”, and mention “VSI: Ventilation and Airborne Infection Control in the Built Environment” in your cover letter.

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