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Document ID (ISN)66111
CIS number 96-245
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rodes C.E., Kamens R.M., Wiener R.W.
Title Experimental considerations for the study of contaminant dispersion near the body
Bibliographic information June 1995, Vol.56, No.6, p.535-545. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract Studies of contaminant dispersion near a body were carried out using a mannequin in a modified wind tunnel capable of simulating a range of indoor velocities and turbulence characteristics; sulfur hexafluoride was used to simulate gaseous contaminants. The results of validation testing for selected experimental components are reported: velocity of flow, mannequin blockage, turbulence intensity, turbulence spectra and measurements of scale, and contaminant profiles. A deceleration zone was noted that extended 50cm upstream from the mannequin, with freestream velocities reduced 50 to 60%, 2.5cm from the chest.
Descriptors (primary) velocity of flow; contamination; atmospheric pollution
Descriptors (secondary) wind tunnels; velocity measurement; tests on models
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Environmental pollution
Air pollution