Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery

The Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery

The Salam Centre is run and managed by the Italian based humanitarian organisation EMERGENCY.
Since April 2007, the Centre provides high standard, free of charge paediatric and adult cardiac surgery.

Against dust

To filter the huge quantity of sand and dust that fill the air in the region, a 60 metres long "sand trap" was built in the basement, taking advantage of simple mechanical principles.

The air, sucked in from outside, is forced through this underground labyrinth-shaped tunnel. As the air hits the walls and looses speed, most of the sand and dust are removed and the air starts to cool down. The air is then “washed” and cleaned by vaporized water, flushing away the smallest particles. By this process the air, 9°C cooler than the outside temperature, is ready to enter the Air Treatment Units and eventually the ventilation and conditioning systems.

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