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Air Purifiers in Confined Spaces May Actually Increase the Spread of Airborne Viruses

News   Jan 27, 2021 | Original story from the American Institute of Physics

 
Air Purifiers in Confined Spaces May Actually Increase the Spread of Airborne Viruses

Installing an air purifier inside an elevator alters the air circulation significantly but does not eliminate airborne transmission. In contrast, an air purifier may increase the droplet spread because the air intake integrated inside the purifier equipment induces flow circulation that can add to the transport of contaminated saliva droplets in the cabin. Credit: Talib Dbouk and Dimitris Drikakis.

 
 
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