Efficiency Analysis of Covid 19 Filtration with The Theoretical Approach Developed for Single Fiber Efficiency

Dilara Coşkun, Korhan Ökten, Atilla Bıyıkoğlu
2022 International Journal of Pioneering Technology and Engineering  
It is necessary to understand the efficiency of the filters, which are the most important part of the ventilation systems, in order to hinder the spreading of the Covid-19 virus. In this article, a model was created using theoretical solutions developed for single fiber efficiency and with this created model, the previous theoretical data were confirmed. Then, the theoretical data in the model created with the experimental data were compared. Also, factors such as fiber diameter, particle
more » ... er, or flow velocity affecting single fiber efficiency were changed and the effects of these parameters were investigated. As a result of this investigation, it was seen that, as the Peclet number increased, the single fiber efficiency decreased, and the efficiency of the single fiber increased when the particle diameter increased. Finally, when the solidity, which can be considered as the fiber density in the filter, increased, the single fiber efficiency increased along with it. When solidity was increased from 0.011 to 0.03, single fiber efficiency increases from 0.023 to 0.0269. That is, there was an increase of approximately 16.9 %.
doi:10.56158/jpte.2022.34.1.02 fatcat:v2ro5qaj5fburf6snchzqwo5wy