Dr. Shelly Miller, Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
As the COVID-19 pandemic moves across the world, scientists have been working around the clock to better understand how the SARS-CoV-2 virus is transmitted, the details of the symptoms and illness, and how to stop the spread of the virus. Highly regarded international expert, Dr. Shelly Miller of the University of Colorado, has played a leading role in this effort. In her talk Dr. Miller highlighted the steps she took to make things better, including collaborating with a group of international scientists on COVID, understanding super spreading events and the Skagit Valley Chorale outbreak, documenting how musicians and performers release aerosol and how to reduce these emissions, as well as discussing the benefits of ventilation, filtration and germicidal ultraviolet light.
Bob Burkhead, Owner, Blue Heaven Technologies
Moderated by: Tom Justice, CAFS, NCT, Zene
A townhall discussion about lessons learned from testing, developing, and using air filters.
Moderated by: Jim Rosenthal, CAFS, CEO, TEX-AIR Filters/Air Relief Technologies
A panel discussion of suppliers to the air filtration industry to include glue, expanded metal, media and frames.
Bob Wilson, CAFS, NCT II, President, BWG Filtration, Inc. (frames)
Scott Tennison, Director of Innovation and Launch Management, Kimberly Clark Corp. (media)
Eric DeLong, Executive Vice President, IFS Industries (glue)
Timmy Timbs, CAFS, Sales Director, Wallner Expac (expanded metal)
Bill Palmer, CAFS, President, AeroMed Technologies, LLC
Much of the focus for reducing the risk of aerosol transmission in indoor spaces has been on increased ventilation or increased air filtration. However, every building is different and often additional layers of protection are required to fit the specific needs of the building or the building occupants. Bill shared experiences from his long career as a CAFS and as a Certified Environmental Infection Control Consultant, discussing how utilizing UVGI, whether in the air handlers, in duct work or in the upper-room, may compliment ventilation and air filtration while providing an extra layer of protection.
Todd McGrath, CAFS, Senior Engineer, Glasfloss Industries, Inc., Chair, ASHRAE Standard 52.2
SSPC 52.2 has made many updates and upgrades over the last few years in order to improve the standard. Many of those updates are meant to increase the repeatability and reproducibility of intra- and inter-lab test results. Recent upgrades include an optional method to determine filter efficiency in removing or inactivating airborne viruses and bacteria. The addition of a Particulate Matter (PM) calculated filter efficiency by using current available data points from the 52.2 test. This session summarized in detail all the updates and upgrades and touch on what is next for 52.2.
Jordan D. Clark, PhD, The Ohio State University
As in many engineering problems, the control of our indoor environments is rapidly moving from a prescriptive, rule-of-thumb paradigm to a fully data-driven paradigm, enabled by the internet of things. The first step in such a shift is being able to generate data reliably and cheaply with low-cost sensing. A look at several studies of the performance of low-cost airborne pollutant sensors and their strengths and weaknesses and domain of application.
Roberta MacGillivray, CAFS, NCT, CEO, BGE Indoor Air Quality Solutions Ltd.
An update on our latest strategic initiatives and the State of NAFA.
David Space, Retired, Formally with Boeing
The history of air filtration on planes, how airplane Environmental Control Systems (ECS) work, and the latest on the spread of disease.