Remedial Adaptations in Building Services to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission

Conference paper


Ali, S. and Waters, J. (2021). Remedial Adaptations in Building Services to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission. Virtual CIBSE Technical Symposium 2021, 13 - 14 July 2021 CIBSE.. Virtual 13 - 14 Jul 2021 CIBSE.
AuthorsAli, S. and Waters, J.
TypeConference paper
Abstract

The work presented in this paper is aimed at assessing the various remedial building services engineering measures that can be applied to enable safer building occupation during the ongoing (at the time of writing) COVID-19 pandemic, as well as additional resilience in the event of similar events in the future.

Due to the rapid development of research into the SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID- 19, new data is becoming available on an ongoing basis. The available information
at the time of writing has been appraised and conclusions have made based on the most prevalent scientific theories.

Guidance from various building services engineering bodies have been assessed for the UK (CIBSE), Europe (RHEVA) and the USA (ASHRAE) as well as governmental guidance/mandates in the UK and abroad.

This paper assesses the potential effectiveness of each measure at reducing the transmission of COVID-19; the ease of application within existing building services systems; the negative connotations for energy-usage, utility costs, carbon emissions and system maintenance/lifespan; and any adverse implications for the comfort of occupants. The investigated measures will then be appraised for their effectiveness at combatting the spread of COVID-19 compared with the ease of which they can be implemented (in terms of practicality and financial viability).

KeywordsCOVID-19 airborne transmission, building air conditioning systems, ventilation, building services engineering measures, HVAC systems, system capacity.
Year2021
JournalCIBSE Technical Symposium
PublisherCIBSE
Web address (URL)https://www.cibse.org/technical-symposium/2021-programme
Accepted author manuscript
License
File Access Level
Open
Publication dates
Print16 Apr 2021
Publication process dates
Accepted16 Mar 2021
Deposited18 Mar 2022
Web address (URL) of conference proceedingshttps://www.cibse.org/technical-symposium/2021-programme
Additional information

CIBSE Technical Symposium 2021; 13 -14 July 2021, London: CIBSE.

Permalink -

https://openresearch.lsbu.ac.uk/item/8xq13

Download files


Accepted author manuscript
  • 13
    total views
  • 5
    total downloads
  • 0
    views this month
  • 1
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

A review on the potential use of flammable gases from sewage systems as a source of energy
Ghaffari, M., Paurine, A., Ali, S. and Mavroulidou, M. A review on the potential use of flammable gases from sewage systems as a source of energy . 17th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology CEST2021. Athens, Greece 01 - 04 Sep 2021 Springer.
Opportunities to decarbonize heat in the UK using Urban Wastewater Heat Recovery
Ali, S. and Gillich, A. (2021). Opportunities to decarbonize heat in the UK using Urban Wastewater Heat Recovery. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology. https://doi.org/10.1177/01436244211034739
The potential for heat recovery from urban wastewater.
Ali, S. and Gillich, A. (2020). The potential for heat recovery from urban wastewater. CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium 2020. On line 14 - 14 Sep 2020 CIBSE.
Determining the UK’s potential for heat recovery from wastewater using steady state and dynamic modelling - preliminary results
Ali, S. and Gillich, A. (2018). Determining the UK’s potential for heat recovery from wastewater using steady state and dynamic modelling - preliminary results. 2nd Global Conference on Energy and Sustainable Development, GCESD2018. Edinburgh 18 - 20 Dec 2018 WEENTECH. https://doi.org/10.32438/WPE.58181
The Theoretical versus Practical Potential of Existing and Emerging Wastewater Heat Recovery Technologies
Ali, S. and Gillich, A. (2018). The Theoretical versus Practical Potential of Existing and Emerging Wastewater Heat Recovery Technologies. Energy Systems Conference 201. London, UK 19 - 20 Jun 2018
Greenhouse effect reduction by recovering energy from waste landfills in Pakistan
Zuberi, MJS and Ali, SF (2015). Greenhouse effect reduction by recovering energy from waste landfills in Pakistan. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 44, pp. 117-131. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2014.12.028
Experimental Study of Two-Phase Air–Water Flow in Large-Diameter Vertical Pipes
Ali, S. and Yeung, H. (2014). Experimental Study of Two-Phase Air–Water Flow in Large-Diameter Vertical Pipes. Chemical Engineering Communications. 202 (6), pp. 823-842. https://doi.org/10.1080/00986445.2013.879058
Two Phase Flow Patterns in Large Diameter Vertical Pipes
Ali, S. and Yeung, H. (2013). Two Phase Flow Patterns in Large Diameter Vertical Pipes. Asia Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering. 9 (1), pp. 105-116. https://doi.org/10.1002/apj.1750
Performance Assessment of Void Fraction Correlations in Large Diameter Vertical Pipe Up Flow
Ali, S. and Yeung, H. (2008). Performance Assessment of Void Fraction Correlations in Large Diameter Vertical Pipe Up Flow. 11th International Conference on Multiphase Flow in Industrial Plant. Palermo, Italy 07 - 10 Sep 2008 MFIP.
Hydrodynamic Flow Behaviour in Large Diameter Vertical Riser: Experimental and Simulation Studies
Ali, S. and Yeung, H. (2008). Hydrodynamic Flow Behaviour in Large Diameter Vertical Riser: Experimental and Simulation Studies. 11th International Conference on Multiphase Flow in Industrial Plant. Palermo, Italy 07 - 10 Sep 2008 MFIP.
Effect of upstream conditions on the two phase flow in the large diameter vertical pipe
Ali, S. and Yeung, H. (2008). Effect of upstream conditions on the two phase flow in the large diameter vertical pipe. 6th North American BHRG Conference on Multiphase Technology. Banff, Canada 04 - 06 Jun 2008 BHR Group.