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Waste heat recovery to eliminate the novel coronavirus in HVAC systems
A recent study proposes a technique for eliminating SARS-CoV-2 from cleanroom HVAC systems using the recovered heat of exhaust air. The modified system could be easily implemented in hospital setting, to solve the problem of SARS-CoV-2 droplets exiting from HVAC systems and spreading outside of hospital buildings.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends COVID-19 patients to be isolated in effectively ventilated negative pressure rooms with a minimum rate of 12 air changes per hour. According to the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), isolation rooms should have a minimum air change r...