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Document ID (ISN)78185
CIS number 02-402
ISSN - Serial title 1529-8663 - AIHA Journal
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rudnick S.N.
Title Predicting the ultraviolet radiation distribution in a room with multilouvered germicidal fixtures
Bibliographic information July-Aug. 2001, Vol.62, No.4, p.434-445. Illus. 15 ref.
Abstract A relatively inexpensive method to reduce transmission of airborne infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis, consists in irradiating the upper part of a room with ultraviolet (UV) radiation. To obtain a protection of workers in the lower part of a room from radiation, multilouvered UV germicidal fixtures, producing a horizontal beam, are used. In this article, a model is developed to predict the UV fluence rate at any location in the upper room for such fixtures and also total UV power emitted by the same.
Descriptors (primary) radiation protection; ultraviolet prophylaxis; disinfection of air; tuberculosis; irradiation; monitoring of ultraviolet radiation
Descriptors (secondary) evaluation of equipment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Ionizing radiation
Bacterial and parasitic diseases