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Here in one definitive volume is all the information engineers need to tackle the life-and-death task of designing systems used to control indoor air quality and understand the various biological pathogens.

In this first book to offer detailed coverage of both airborne pathogens and the mechanical systems used to control indoor air quality, the author provides a complete review of specific systems for use in

* Homes

* Schools

* Hospitals

* Offices

Along with expert advice on construction and maintenance, Immune Building Systems Technology offers invaluable guidance on retrofitting existing heating and ventilation systems and fully covers:

* Dilution and purging

* Filtration

* UVGI disinfection

If you’ve been looking for an expertly written, one-stop reference that fully addresses indoor disease control, bioweapons, and mold contamination, your search ends here.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071402460
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/26/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 588
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Wladyslaw Jan Kowalski, is a Research Associate at the Pennsylvania State University Department of Architectural Engineering, where he is involved in the research and development of air-cleaning technologies and immune building systems. He has published numerous studies on the subjects of microbial filtration, UVGI system design, and ozone disinfection, and lectures and consults on the subject of bioterrorism defense.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Biological Weapon Agents 23
Ch. 3 Chemical Weapon Agents 61
Ch. 4 Dose and Epidemiology of CBW Agents 73
Ch. 5 Dispersion and Delivery Systems 97
Ch. 6 Buildings and Attack Scenarios 113
Ch. 7 Ventilation Systems 151
Ch. 8 Air-Cleaning and Disinfection Systems 165
Ch. 9 Simulation of Building Attack Scenarios 211
Ch. 10 Detection of CBW Agents 249
Ch. 11 Immune Building Control Systems 269
Ch. 12 Security and Emergency Procedures 287
Ch. 13 Decontamination and Remediation 311
Ch. 14 Alternative Technologies 327
Ch. 15 Economics and Optimization 349
Ch. 16 Mailrooms and CBW Agents 367
Ch. 17 Epilogue 383
App. A Database of Biological Weapon Agents 391
App. B Database of Pathogen Disease and Lethal Dose Curves 439
App. C Database of Toxins and Dose Curves 453
App. D Database of Chemical Weapon Agents 469
App. E UVGI System Sizes and Kill Rates 519
App. F Source Code for Direct UVGI Field Average Intensity 525
Glossary 531
References 549
Index 571
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