All are welcome to join a new webinar series on the cleaning challenges posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Organised by the UK Fluids Network Special Interest Group on the Fluid Mechanics of Cleaning and Decontamination, led by Dr Julien Landel of the Department of Mathematics, the series will run every Friday at 11.30am, starting 24 April 2020.
The sessions will feature talks by a broad range of academic experts and cleaning practitioners to understand issues related to the spread of COVID-19. The main topics of the webinar series include:
- understanding of the virus transmission via aerosols or other airborne mechanisms from infected people and spread of the virus;
- coronavirus interaction and adhesion on hard surfaces (metal, glass, plastic etc) and soft surfaces (skin);
- practical challenges associated with clean-up and decontamination of coronavirus infected environments, such as ambulances, hospitals, operation theatres or public spaces;
- pandemic modelling to understand the scale of the coronavirus impact and the related clean-up effort in the UK and worldwide.