UCT engineers open a window onto healthier taxi experience

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UCT engineers open a window onto healthier taxi experience

These minibuses are a hotbed for TB, unless you know which windows to open for the optimal ventilation

Cape Town bureau chief

Minibus taxis are great places to be infected with TB ... unless you know exactly which windows to open.

Now you do, thanks to three engineers at the University of Cape Town who have worked out which configuration of open windows provides the best ventilation in a taxi carrying the driver and 15 passengers.

Munyaradzi Matose and two colleagues from UCT’s biomedical engineering division fitted a Toyota Quantum Ses’fikile in Cape Town with a carbon dioxide sensor...

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