Design of a Specialized Airborne-Infection- Isolation Suite

Memazadeh, Farhad; Wilson, Deborah E.; Ramesh, Krishnan
February 2011
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Feb2011, Vol. 83 Issue 2, p24
The article offers information on the design criteria of the Special Clinical Studies Unit (SCSU) of National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland which can be utilized in airborne-infection-isolation suites (AIIS). It states that the suite is served by a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. It mentions several design features of the unit including self-closing exit doors, balanced air ventilation and remote alarms at the nurses' stations.


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