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Control of Airborne Hazard Risk in Buildings (313)

Problem: Need early detection and effective control of possible airborne hazards inside buildings to reduce occupant risks

Graphic of emergency control station monitoring sensors

Project Activity Scope (from Technical Overview Chart): Mechanisms through Integrated Systems

PNNL Solution:

  • Leverage understanding of airborne hazard dispersion by HVAC systems
  • Identify HVAC system locations where hazard sensors should be installed to allow early detection
  • Develop system airflow control strategies based on sensor signals
  • Recommend integrated solutions for automated response to events
  • Ensure compatibility with routine operating requirements

Capabilities Employed to Meet Client Needs: Building dispersion modeling, HVAC system design and operation, HVAC system controls, building infiltration and ventilation mechanisms, immune building strategies and solutions.

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Contact: Don Hadley

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