Woloszyn M., Virgone J., Melen S.
Bibliographic info:
Building and Environment , Vol. 39, Issue 10, October 2004, pp 1171-1178

In a test cell equipped with an operating table, a medical lamp and a manikin representing the surgeon, air velocity and tracer-gas concentration were automatically measured at more than 700 points. Numerical simulations were performed too for analyzing air quality in operating rooms. The results showed that the distribution of the contaminants depends strongly on the presence of obstacles like medical equipment and staff.