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AFS Fall Virtual Conference - Day 2
Thursday, December 03, 2020, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM CST
Category: Events

 

December 2 & 3, 2020

CHALLENGES FACED BY THE FILTRATION INDUSTRY 
DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Conference Co-chairs:  Tom Justice and Thad Ptak

Registration Type Price
AFS Member $250
Non-member $400
Student $50
One-day Member $150
One-day Non-member $250

 

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SCHEDULE
*Subject to Change

DAY 1 - December 2, 2020

K1


10:00 - 10:30am, CST

KEYNOTE: Ashish DiwanjiLydall Performance Materials
TOPICThe Air We Breathe: What's Inside Matters

SESSION ONE: Recent Developments in Filter Media

S1.1

10:30 - 10:50am, CST
Thad Ptak
TOPICFilter Media Development Using Filtration Theory

S1.2

10:50 - 11:10am, CST
Qisheng Ou, University of Minnesota
TOPICAlternative Face Masks Made of Common Materials for General Public

S1.3

11:10 - 11:30am, CST
Jay Forcucci, Cerex Advanced Fabrics
TOPICNew Face Mask Media Developments
11:30 - 11:40am, CST BREAK
SESSION TWO: Face Masks - Industry Update

S1.4

11:40 - 12:00pm, CST
Imad Khalek, Southwest Research Institute
TOPICMask Filtration Efficiency – a New Perspective

S1.5

12:00 - 12:20pm, CST
Michael Corbat, Rensa Filtration
TOPICCommercialization of Surgical Face Masks

S1.6

12:20 - 12:40pm, CST
Shawn Chen, Virginia Commonwealth University
TOPICMicrostructure Change of Masks and Respirators During Loud Talking, Coughing and Sneezing
12:40 - 12:50pm, CST BREAK
SESSION THREE: Laboratory Testing for Performance Against Bioaerosols

S1.7

12:50 - 1:10pm, CST
John Zhang, 3M
TOPICA Study on Viral Filtration of Residential HVAC Filters

S1.8

1:10 - 1:30pm, CST
Tim Johnson, TSI
TOPICTesting Respirators, Masks and Face Coverings:  Current Status and Proposed Changes

S1.9

1:30 - 1:50pm, CST
Bobby Singer, Blue Heaven Technologies
TOPICAll Face Masks Are Not Created Equal

 

DAY 2 - December 3, 2020

K2


10:00 - 10:30am, CST

KEYNOTEJeff Siegel, University of Toronto
TOPICFiltration and Air Cleaning in the Age of COVID-19

SESSION ONE: Air Filtration for Confined Spaces I

S2.1

10:30 - 10:50am, CST
Tom Justice, ZENE
TOPICFundamentals of Air Filtration for Hospitals and Clinics

S2.2

10:50 - 11:10am, CST
Brent Stephens, Illinois Institute of Technology
TOPICModeling COVID-19 Transmission on the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship

S2.3

11:10 - 11:30am, CST
Martin Lehmann, MANN+HUMMEL
TOPICA Case Study on Effects of a High Efficient Air Purifier on Reducing Aerosol Levels in a Classroom
11:30 - 11:40am, CST BREAK
SESSION TWO: Air Filtration for Confined Spaces II

S2.4

11:40 - 12:00pm, CST
Thad Ptak
TOPICResidential Filtration for Controlling Bioaerosols

S2.5

12:00 - 12:20pm, CST
Jenny Berens, Freudenberg Filtration Technologies
TOPICKeeping Confined Spaces Healthy During a Pandemic

S2.6

12:20 - 12:40pm, CST
Seong Kim, University of Minnesota
TOPICExperimental Study on Classroom Ventilation to Mitigate Viral Transmission
12:40 - 12:50pm, CST BREAK
SESSION THREE: Disruptions to  Filtration Industry

S2.7

12:50 - 1:10pm, CST
Joe Gorman, Camfil
TOPICHow the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Affected and Changed the Air Filtration Industry

S2.8

1:10 - 1:30pm, CST
Brad KalilINDA, Association of the Nonwovens Industry
TOPIC: Understanding the State of the Nonwovens Industry and a Market Gone Mad

S2.9

1:30 - 1:50pm, CST
Leonard CastellanoParker Hannifin Corporation
TOPICElectrification of Mobile Transport and it’s Effect on the Filtration Applications