"Is the usual social distance sufficient to avoid airborne infection of expiratory droplets in indoor environments?"

Project: Research project

Project Details


"The spatiotemporal variations of size distributions, velocity vector fields and airborne dynamics of expiratory droplets generated from people infected with Influenza A or B, and the quantities of influenza virus at different distances from the test subjects will be firstly measured using a suite of the state-of-the-art instruments and methods. Bacteriophage phi 6 will then be used as a
surrogate of coronavirus and other human pathogenic enveloped viruses to investigate the survivability and number of viruses in size-resolved droplets at different time and locations from the release point under different environmental conditions (e.g. temperature and relative humidity) with the aid of cultivation method and RT-qPCR technique. Lastly, a versatile model of whole-range airborne transmission will be developed and validated with experimental data to predict the airborne transmission of virus-laden expiratory droplets and the risk of exposure to viable viruses."
Effective start/end date1/06/2231/05/25


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