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Authors: Xianting Li, Hao Cai and Lina Zhao (Department of Building Science, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, Engineering Institution of Engineering Corps, PLA University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China) 
Book Description:
There are two kinds of antiterrorist emergency ventilation system. One is to defend indoor environment against chemical and biological agent (CBA) attacks. The other is to supply calmative gas to incapacitate terrorists when they hold hostages in public buildings. What kind of system and ventilation strategy can be used for antiterrorism, and how to make decision are introduced in the book. There are six sections in the book.
How the emergency ventilation systems work is introduced in the first section.
The second section is on the theory of contaminant dispersion and identification of contaminant source. For the theory of contaminant dispersion, both computational fluid dynamics (CFD) method and analytical formula of contaminant distribution are introduced. For the theory of contaminant source identification, an algorithm to identify the position and intensity of contaminant source with limited number of sensors is proposed and demonstrated for its effectiveness.
The third section is on the evacuation model and evaluation of exposure risk. Both cellular automata (CA) model and spatial-grid evacuation model (SGEM) are introduced for modeling evacuation process. The relative exposure risk index, EFCS, and absolute exposure risk index, PIR, are introduced to evaluate the exposure risk of contaminant.
Both the second section and third section are the fundamental of emergency ventilation. Based on section 2 and 3, the ventilation strategy and decision-making are introduced for emergency ventilation against contaminant suddenly released in public building in section 4 and for emergency ventilation to rescue hostages held by terrorists in section 5, respectively.
Section 6 is the summary of the whole book.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Nomenclature

Abbreviations

1. Why Is Anti terrorist Emergency Ventilation Needed?, pp. 1-6

1.1. Background

1.2. Antiterrorist Emergency Ventilation System

2. Modeling of Contaminant Dispersion and Source Identification, pp. 7-32

2.1. CFD Method

2.2. Modeling of Contaminant Dispersion

2.3. Identification of Contaminant Source

3. Evacuation Model and Evaluation of Exposure Risk, pp. 33-50

3.1. Modeling of Evacuation

3.2. Evaluation of Exposure Risk

4. Emergency Ventilation System Against Contaminant Suddenly Released in Public Building, pp. 51-72

4.1. Introduction

4.2. Decision Analysis Method for Emergency Ventilation System

4.3. Demonstration Examples of Emergency Ventilation Decision-making

5. Emergency Ventilation System for Rescuing Hostages Held by Terrorists, pp. 73-80

5.1. Introduction

5.2. Strategy of Emergency Ventilation

5.3. Demonstration Example of Emergency Ventilation

6. Summary, pp. 81-84

Acknowledgment

Index

   Series:
      Terrorism, Hot Spots and Conflict-Related Issues
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2009 - 3rd Quarter
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-041-6
   Status: AV
  
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