Modelling Bioaerosol Dispersion in Manned Spacecraft

Ilpo Kulmala, Eero Kokkonen, Tapio Kalliohaka, Matti Lehtimäki

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    Abstract

    The crew members in a spacecraft experience exceptional working and living conditions which may adversely affect the health of the astronauts and make them more vulnerable to microbial exposures. In the BIOSMHARS project a CFD model was developed to predict airborne bioaerosol dispersion in spacecraft environment. The model was validated with air flow field and aerosol measurements. Comparisons with experiments showed reasonable agreement between calculations and laboratory measurements.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication45th R3Nordic Symposium
    Subtitle of host publicationCleanroom Technology, Contamination Control and Cleaning
    EditorsGun Wirtanen, Satu Salo
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Pages177-185
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8253-2
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-8142-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    Event45th R3Nordic Symposium: Cleanroom Technology, Contamination Control and Cleaning - Naantali, Finland
    Duration: 19 May 201420 May 2014

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Technology
    Volume168
    ISSN2242-1211

    Conference

    Conference45th R3Nordic Symposium
    CountryFinland
    CityNaantali
    Period19/05/1420/05/14

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    Kulmala, I., Kokkonen, E., Kalliohaka, T., & Lehtimäki, M. (2014). Modelling Bioaerosol Dispersion in Manned Spacecraft. In G. Wirtanen, & S. Salo (Eds.), 45th R3Nordic Symposium: Cleanroom Technology, Contamination Control and Cleaning (pp. 177-185). VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Technology, Vol.. 168 http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/technology/2014/T168.pdf