Immune Building Systems Technology / Edition 1

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Your complete one-stop guide to building ventilation and air treatment systems design!! Immune Building Control Systems takes a comprehensive approach to the protection of buildings against biological pathogens. Immune Building Control Systems is a how-to-guide, an all-in-one reference for designing, retrofitting, and building state-of-the art ventilation and air treatment systems that can be integrated and controlled by a detection system. This guide is the first all in one guide to tackle this new and growing threat.

The book includes all essential background information on chemical/biological pathogens and on the mechanical systems used to control indoor air quality and protect those that inhabit them. Packed with schematics, diagrams and equations this Immune Building Controls Systems provides the engineer with all the essential tools for the design or the retrofit of systems for treating or purging indoor air of biological pathogens. Specific systems for use in homes, schools, hospitals, and laboratories are described in sufficient detail. The accompanying CD contains a modeling program that will allow the user to test designs before they get off the drawing board as well as assist HAVC Engineers take a look that their systems and retrofit their systems to meet the new threat of biological pathogens.

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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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