PRESS RELEASE: PEQPEQ AND THE UNIVERSITY OF GRANADA SIGN AN AGREEMENT TO CARRY OUT A STUDY THAT WILL REVOLUTIONISE VENTILATION SYSTEMS IN WORKSPACES.
- Peqpeq and the UGR sign a collaboration agreement with the aim of carrying out a study to design and develop a ventilation system that ensures air quality in each workplace.
- Numerical simulation and testing will be carried out to verify the feasibility of a customised and available airflow for each employee sharing an office space.
- All the variables that condition a healthy office space will be examined under the healthiness parameters developed by Peqpeq for air quality.
- The results may completely change the current understanding of air renewal in the workplace.
Grenada, 6 April 2022. In collaboration with the University of Granada (UGR), Pepqeq will start a research phase with the aim of designing a ventilation system. innovative and efficient in a personalised way for each worker, controlling all the variables that can affect air quality.
CO2 is not the main indicator that determines air quality. There are also viruses, bacteria, pollution and other airborne particles that become a source of pollution and have a significant impact on the health of the occupants.
"Although conventional ventilation systems take care of these variables, the path of contaminated air from the time it leaves the individual to the time it is removed from the space is not controlled.says Andrea Moreno, Director of Operations at Peqpeq.
"Poor indoor ventilation is associated with an increased risk of transmission of respiratory infections". Andrea continues. "Moreover, air recirculation without efficient particle filtration also pollutes.
This study, directed by Carlos Martínez Bazán, Professor of Fluid Mechanics of the Department of Structural Mechanics and Hydraulic Engineering of the UGR together with Cándido Gutiérrez, Professor of the Department of Mechanical and Mining Engineering of the UJA, will study in depth aspects such as:
- The path described by fluid particles in an enclosed space and their propagation within it.
- The removal of particles harmful to health in the air, such as formaldehyde and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds).
- The evaluation of conventional ventilation systems against Peqpeq's innovative and revolutionary approach to achieve a healthy working environment.
"We are very happy to collaborate with this research, it is important to have a good characterisation of the flow that is established in a closed enclosure, in order to adequately design the air conditioning and air renewal system. It is essential to know if there are recirculation zones, where the air is not renewed."says Carlos.
With this initiative, Peqpeq seeks to continue accompanying its corporate clients, and to offer services that make it possible to optimise the workspace through modern solutions that are healthier for its occupants and respectful of the environment.
More about Peqpeq
At Peqpeq we make progress every day in what we care about: Improving the well-being and comfort of workspaces.
As an architecture and construction studio, we have developed a system of integral reforms and interior design in work spaces that are fundamentally focused on the healthy aspect, without neglecting factors such as comfort, aesthetics and design.
We also have a selection of specialised products from the leading brands of office furniture manufacturers, which allow you to create greater well-being at work.
More about Andrea
Andrea Moreno Braña - Operations Director of Peqpeq.
- Architect, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Universidad Central de Venezuela. (2011-2018)
- Student at the School of Architecture of the University of Granada (2016-2017).
- Specialist in integral healthy spaces.
- Studies on biophilic design patterns.
- Studies in environmental geology.
More about Carlos
Carlos Martínez Bazán - Professor of Fluid Mechanics, Department of Structural Mechanics and Hydraulic Engineering, University of Granada.
- Industrial Engineer from the University of Zaragoza (1986-1992).
- D. in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of California at San Diego, California, USA (1994-1998).
- He teaches on the Master's Degree in Environmental Hydraulics, offered jointly by the Universities of Granada, Cordoba and Malaga.
- Expert in flow characterisation and fluid movement.