Control of drug aerosol in human airways using electrostatic forces

W. Balachandran, W. Machowski, E. Gaura, C. Hudson

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A computer model has been developed for analysing the deposition of inhaled electroaerosols in human airways. The effect of electrostatic charges on the total aerosol deposition efficiency in the human respiratory tract has been investigated. Based on measured data, a computer prediction can be made of the site of deposition in human airways.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)579-584
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Electrostatics
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1997


  • Aerosols
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Computer applications
  • Drug therapy
  • Electric charge
  • Mathematical models, Electrostatic forces
  • Human airways, Electrostatics


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