Facial masks are the main interface between patients and breathing supportive devices. Condensation in these masks causes serious breath disturbance which could be life threatening. Based on temperature-driven mass and heat transfer formulations, a computer simulation fluid dynamic model is developed to compute the condensation rate and locations of a typical breathing facial mask. Condensation measurements are taken to validate the model. The effects of mask geometry and shape on condensation are elaborated on.
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Critical Design Condensation Locations in Facial Masks
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Al-Jumaily, AM. "Critical Design Condensation Locations in Facial Masks." Proceedings of the ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Naples, Florida, USA. June 16–19, 2010. pp. 253-254. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2010-19101
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