I have a client with a 5,000 sq ft x 25 ft tall athletic training facility (ninja warrior).
We would like to modify the HVAC / Air Filtration to reduce exposure to respiration by other gym occupants.
We are currently exploring strategic placement of 2000 cfm electrostatic filters.
I stumbled across SimScale and the Fume Extraction simulation articles and wonder if I could get some answers with it, dispite my lack of experience with CAE.
My assumptions are…
I will be able to model a space and project movement of respiration output based on existing and proposed fan/filter equipment?
I will be able to simulate a plume event (a sneeze) and track it’s speed and trajectory. I would then be able to draw a conclusion about how many breaths someone may inhale as the plume passes by.
If those are generally valid assumptions, has this been done?
How steep it the curve to get a simple space ( big box with hvac equipment here and there) to start from?
FYI: these thoughts come from learning that it takes more than 1,000 viral particles to overload ones healthy immune system, so re-breathing infected air is to be avoided. And HEPA and Electrostatic filter can remove 97 - 99% of the particles.