Computer-aided design tool for upper-room ultraviolet germicidal irradiation

Our paper was just published detailing a new commercial computer-aided design (CAD) tool that was modified to predict the level and distribution of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation in an upper-room system. The CAD tool was a modification of a program that is used widely in the interior lighting industry and was from Acuity Brands Lighting. Model predictions where compared to measurements and agreed to within 10%.

Rudnick, S., First, M., Sears, T., Vincent, R., Brickner, P., Nardell, E., Ngai, Zhang, Levin, Chin, Rahn, Miller, S.L. Spatial distribution of fluence rate from upper room ultraviolet germicidal irradiation: experimental validation of a computer-aided design tool. HVAC&R Research, 18(4):774-794, 2012

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