THE SCIENCE BEHIND COVID-19 ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION MEASURES
25 Feb 2021
To reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission, plants, natural fibre ionisers and air filters are found to be effective in reducing aerosol concentrations in the air, and can take safe management to the next level. The Agency for Science, Technology and
Research (A*STAR) and Temasek Foundation, working with research agencies in Singapore, have come up with a new handbook of measures that individuals, families and companies can take, as the nation opens up further.
Tests were conducted at various venues such as concert theatres, offices, eateries, and on public transportation. Dr. Kang Chang Wei, Senior Scientist and Deputy Director of the Fluid Dynamics Department at A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance
Computing (IHPC), explained that the ventilation in spaces such as the MRT train cabins is usually better as it uses a centralised air conditioning system, which constantly filters the air in the cabin and supplies it with fresh outdoor air.
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