USask engineers to study possible COVID-19 transmission through HVAC systems
2020-09-14 from cbc.ca
Engineers at the University of Saskatchewan have received a grant to research the effects of smaller particles of the novel coronavirus and possible transmission through HVAC systems.
Carey Simonson, a professor of engineering at the university, is part of the team who were awarded the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) grant.
He said while the public is doing their part in preventing the spread of the virus by washing their hands and wearing masks, doing so only protects against the bigger particles of COVID-19.
"The individual virus is around 0.1 micrometer, so we think of a human hair [that's] around 100 micrometers, this is a thousand times smaller," Simonson said. "The smaller aerosols that we can't see, they can travel certainly longer distances."
He said COVID-19 particles could be suspended in the air for hours.
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