The interest in aerosol contamination of aircraft passenger cabins has increased since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mathematical models have been developed to help describe how an aerosol behaves in a closed space. The number of infectious particles inhaled is of scientific interest because it can be related to the risk of getting ill from a pathogen. The data required to calculate these results is often difficult to obtain in real world settings. In fact, particle inhalation details are not obtained in the day-to-day routine of a health care environment and are they not required to maintain safety. Hospital isolation rooms provide safe air quality without measuring the aerosol contaminant concentration of the source or a person’s volume flow rate of breathing. Using the concept of the aerosol concentration ratio and applying hospital isolation room standards, a method to set safe aircraft passenger cabin air quality standards is discussed.
Scholarly Commons Citation
Silich, B. (2022). Modelling Air Quality in an Aircraft Passenger Cabin using Health Care Standards. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 9(2). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/ijaaa/vol9/iss2/2