June Lunch Meeting - Airflow Managment for Laboratory Facilities

  • 07 Jun 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Byron's Southend, 101 W. Worthington Avenue, Suite 110 Charlotte, NC 28203
  • 138

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TOPIC: Airflow Management for Laboratory Facilities

 

 

    BY: Distinguished Lecturer Kishor Khankari

(PLEASE NOTE WE ARE BACK AT BYRON'S)

 

 

Presentation Outline: 

Air is the primary carrier of heat, moisture, and contaminants in laboratory facilities. The flow path of supply air plays an important role in determining the air velocities, air temperatures, concentration of contaminants, and path of contaminants in laboratories. Often high airflow rates or air change rates per hour (ACH) for laboratory spaces are specified to cover the risk of chemical exposure. Although high supply airflow rates can reduce the overall concentration of contaminants  it may not ensure uniformity of concentrations at a low diluted level. Importantly, locations of high concentration , especially those in the breathing zone of occupants can pose potentially higher exposure risk. This presentation will focus on the importance of HVAC configuration on airflow distribution and flow path of contaminants in laboratories . In addition, this presentation will cover basics of air ventilation for laboratories and flow dynamics of fume hoods. 

 

Speaker Bio: 

Dr. Kishor Khankari, Ph.D. is President at AnSight LLC in Ann Arbor , Ml. He provides engineering solutions and insights through Physics based simulations and analyses. Kishor has several years of experience in providing optimized HVAC solutions to a wide variety of applications involving external wind engineering, plume dispersion , smoke exhaust, displacement ventilation , natural ventilation , radiant heating and cooling, and indoor air quality and thermal comfort optimization for office spaces , patient rooms, operating rooms, cleanrooms, justice facilities, data centers, and warehouses.  Dr. Khankari has developed a patented technology of a wind band design of exhaust fan assembly systems . He has developed several easy-to-use analytical software tools which are regularly used by design engineers in a variety companies including those in HVAC industry, critical facilities, and automotive  industries.

 

 

 

 

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