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    Human EXposure to Aerosol Contaminants in Modern Microenvironments



    HEXACOMM project is under the 
EU Seventh Framework Programme (Marie Curie Action)




    The main research goal of HEXACOMM is to apply computational modeling and experimental methods to relate concentrations of particulate matter in the indoor domestic environment to its sources and human exposure implications. For this purpose, the PhD and Post Doc projects will focus on targeted indoor air quality measurements, source apportionment studies, microenvironmental modelling, dosimetry modelling and exposure studies.

    HEXACOMM has 3 complementary research objectives (ROs):

    RO1: to improve our comprehension of the sources, emission rates, source apportionment methodologies, mechanisms and concentration characteristics of aerosols in the indoor environment including nanoparticles and their chemical composition and bioaerosols.

    RO2: to develop an understanding of the impact of indoor particulate matter on human exposure. An important component will be the development of methods via which exposure of those sectors of the population considered as most susceptible to the health impacts of air pollution can be monitored. Exposure via inhalation of indoor air will be studied both at the individual and the population level. Different aerosol metric parameters will be employed to determine human exposure.

    RO3: to advance our knowledge of the indoor aerosol exposure at specific modern microenvironments (a) urban houses (b) modern offices (c) metro stations and (d) industry (Occupational exposure to engineered nanoparticles).

    The role of the UCY-CompSci in the HEXACOMM project is to develop numerical simulation methods for high-fidelity modeling of aerosol deposition in the human respiratory system. We carry out Large-Eddy Simulations (LES) and Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) simulations of particle laden turbulent flow during the respiratory cycle. Simulations will be based on a highly-scalable Navier-Stokes solver and will be carried out on a High-Performance Computing (HPC) facility featuring 1000 computing cores that is available at UCY-CompSci.



    Animation and simulation of airflow and particle tracking in the human lungs.

    Latest Publications
    P.G. Koullapis, L.Nicolaou and S.C. Kassinos
    Journal of Aerosol Science (2018)
    M. Ariane, S.C. Kassinos, S. Velaga and A. Alexiadis
    Computers in Biology and Medicine (2018)
    F.S. Stylianou and S.C. Kassinos
    International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow (accepted for publication) (2017)
    Frantisek Lizal et al.
    European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (2017)
    P.G. Koullapis, P. Hofemeier, J. Sznitman, S.C. Kassinos
    European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (2017)
    Shachar-Berman L, Ostrovski Y, Kassinos SC and Sznitman J.
    European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (2017)
    C. Panagiotou, S.C. Kassinos* and D. Grigoriadis
    in Progress in Wall Turbulence 2, ERCOFTAC Series, Springer (2016)
    F. Stylianou, J. Sznitman and S.C. Kassinos
    International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow [OPEN ACCESS] (Elsevier) (2016)
    F.S. Stylianou, R. Pecnik and S.C. Kassinos
    Computers and Fluids [OPEN ACCESS] (Elsevier) (2016)
    C. Panagiotou and S. C. Kassinos
    International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow [open access, in press] (2016)
    F. Stylianou, R. Pecnik, S. Kassinos
    Computers & Fluids 106 (2015): 54-66, doi: (13 pages) (2015)
    C.F. Panagiotou, S.C. Kassinos and B. Aupoix
    International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, pp. 111-128 (2015)
    N. Kanaris, S.C. Kassinos, A.N. Alexandrou
    IJHFF (2015), (2015)
    H. Radhakrishnan, D.W. I. Rouson, K. Morris S. Shende, S. C. Kassinos
    Scientific Programming Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 904983, 12 pages (2015)
    C. Panagiotou and S. C. Kassinos
    International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow Volume 57, Pages 109–129, 2016 (2015)
    P.G. Koullapis, S.C. Kassinos (*), M. Bivolarova and A.K. Melikov
    J. Biomechanics (accepted for publication) [OPEN ACCESS] (2015)
    C. Panagiotou, S. Kassinos
    6th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ECFD VI), Barcelona, Spain (2014)
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