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Research Article

A Comprehensive Breath Plume Model for Disease Transmission via Expiratory Aerosols

  • Siobhan K. Halloran,

    Affiliation: Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

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  • Anthony S. Wexler mail,

    wdristenpart@ucdavis.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America, Air Quality Research Center, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

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  • William D. Ristenpart

    Affiliations: Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America, Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

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  • Published: May 15, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0037088

About the Authors

Siobhan K. Halloran, William D. Ristenpart
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
Anthony S. Wexler
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
Anthony S. Wexler
Air Quality Research Center, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
Anthony S. Wexler
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
Anthony S. Wexler
Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
William D. Ristenpart
Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: wdristenpart@ucdavis.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SKH ASW WDR. Performed the experiments: SKH. Analyzed the data: SKH ASW WDR. Wrote the paper: SKH ASW WDR.