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Gas Phase Filtration

May 7, 2024, Tuesday

8:00am-10:00am, EDT Canada & US

$USD 350

$USD 175 (Member Only )

Gas Phase Filtration

Course Objective

The objective of this course is to help you get an overall understanding of gas phase filtration market and technologies for air purification in terms of removing harmful gases, VOCs, and odors, etc. It covers basic principles, different types of adsorbents and their functions in use, delivery systems of adsorbents, products in different application markets, such as HVAC, odor control, environmental exhaust, toxic gas protection, and the product evaluation methods and standards. The new developents, opportunities and trends for future development will be also discussed.

Course Outline

1. Introduction

  • What is gas phase filtration?

  • b. Principles of gas phase filtration

  • c. Gas phase filtration market

2. Science and Fundamentals

  • Types of adsorbents

  • Functions of each type of adsorbent

  • Selection of right type of adsorbent

  • Guideline to determine how much adsorbent to use

3. Delivery Systems of Adsorbents

  • Deep beds

  • Cassettes and trays

  • Honeycomb

  •  Pleated filters

4. Applications and Products on Marketplace

  • HVAC

  • Odor (Odour) control

  • Environmental exhaust

  • Toxic gas protection

  • Others

5. Product evaluation and Testing Standards (Tobias Zimmer)

  • Adsorbent

  • Road vehicle air filters

  • HVAC products

6. Recent Developments, Opportunities and Trends (panel discussion)

  • ISO 10121-3, the first classification system for molecular filters for general ventilation (Tobias Zimmer)

  • Recent development, opportunities and trends (Panel)

Instructor Biography

Gas Phase Filtration

Mr. Kevin Jameson


Mr. Jameson is currently President of PureAir Filtration- a company that specializes in gas phase filtration. He has over 20 years of experience in the gas phase air purification market, 15 of those years being with PureAir Filtration. He holds four patents in the gas phase filtration industry.

Mr. Jameson started his career with Torrington bearings, later moved into the automotive industry with Siemens, spent five years with Purafil as Vice President of Operations, and then founded PureAir Filtration in 2004. Kevin is an active member of the WEF Odor and Air Pollutants committee, a committee member of the International Society for Automation committee on protecting electronics from pollution, and an ASHRAE member. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master's degrees in Engineering from Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Gas Phase Filtration

Mr. Tobias Zimmer


Mr. Zimmer is an experienced air filter specialist with over 20 years of experience in the international ventilation industry. Since 2009 Mr. Zimmer has been employed by Camfil, an industry-leading air filter manufacturer based in Sweden. He has held various positions within the Camfil Group. His current position is Vice President Global Product Management and International Standards, located in Germany. . Mr. Zimmer serves actively in numerous working groups of several international standard committees, including ISO TC142 (Cleaning equipment for air and other gases), CEN TC195 (Air filters for general air cleaning), CEN TC156 (Ventilation for buildings). In addition, he is also active in various international ventilation & engineering industry associations and committees, including Eurovent, EVIA, REHVA, Eurovent Middle East, Eurovent International, VDMA, FGK, and EHEDG. In this context, Mr. Zimmer co-authored several guidebooks and technical guidelines related to air filtration and ventilation. Mr. Zimmer received a BA in European Business Administration and an MBA in International Management from the Euro-FH, University of Applied Science in Hamburg, Germany.

Gas Phase Filtration

Mr. Chris Muller


Mr. Muller, ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, Director IEQ Technical Services of AAF Flanders, is recognized globally as an expert in indoor/environmental air quality, filtration and enhanced air cleaning systems, and gas-phase air filtration technology with demonstrated competencies in product development and applications. With more than 30 years in the filtration industry, he has written and spoken extensively on these and related topics with more than 250 articles and peer-reviewed papers, more than 150 seminars, and 8 handbooks to his credit. He has been a driving force on multiple industry association and technical committees, improving awareness and standards in the industry, especially in the field of gas-phase air filtration and indoor environmental air quality. He co-authored ASHRAE’s Position Document on Filtration and Air Cleaning, ASHRAE Guideline 42P: Indoor Air Quality in Commercial and Institutional Buildings, and ASHRAE Standard 62.1 User’s Manual.


 Dr. Syed Gulrez, Technology Manager, Electret & molecular Filtration, Hollingsworth & Vose, UK

Dr. Syed Gulrez is presently working as a Global Technology Manager for Hollingsworth and Vose, UK, responsible for dry-laid Technology development in particulate & gas phase adsorptive filtration. He started his career at H&V in 2014 as a Scientist and was subject matter expert of Electret Filtration before taking his current position of Technology Manager since 2021. Syed is main inventor of H&V’s flagship electret platform Technostat® PL and has 10 years of experience in air filtration and product development. Prior to joining H&V, Syed was working as Assistant Professor (Research) at SABIC Polymer Research Centre in Chemical Engineering department, KSU, Riyadh where his focus of research was Carbon Nanotube and Nanofiber reinforced Polyolefin composites for enhanced functionality.

Syed has several patents & publications in peer reviewed journal and has co-authored a book and book chapters. Syed is a chartered fellow of Textile Institute, UK, and a member of Nonwoven Society, UK. Syed holds a PhD degree in Polymer Science from Wales UK, and a Masters in Fiber Sc. & Tech. from Textile Technology Dept, IIT Delhi, India.

Dr. Iyad Al-Attar, WFI Strategic Director, Visiting Academia Fellow, Cranfield University, UK.

Dr. Al-Attar is a mechanical engineer and an independent air filtration consultant. He is also a Visiting Academic Fellow in the School of Aerospace, Transport, and Manufacturing at Cranfield University, consulting for air quality and filter performance relevant to land-based gas turbines. Dr. Al-Attar is the strategic director, instructor, and advisory board member of the Waterloo Filtration Institute. In 2020, EUROVENT Middle East appointed Dr. Al-Attar as the first associated consultant for air filtration affairs. Dr. Al-Attar received his engineering degrees (BSc, MSc, Ph.D.) from the University of Toronto (Canada), Kuwait University, and Loughborough University (UK), respectively.

Dr. Al-Attar’s area of expertise focuses on designing and performing high-efficiency filters for HVAC and land-based gas turbine applications, particularly on the chemical and physical characterization of airborne particles. Dr. Al-Attar is a columnist in the EUROVENT Middle East newsletter, Climate Control Middle East Magazine, ES Engineering, USA, and Caloryfrio Magazine, Spain. He has authored many articles on air quality, filter design, performance, particle characterization, and climate change, which were translated into Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Al-Attar is an editorial member/referee in the Filtration Society (UK) and the Journal of Cleaner Production.

Mr. Al Vatine, President, LMS Technologies, USA

Mr. Vatine is a globally well-recognized expert in various air filter testing and evaluation. He studied biology at Macalester College and graduated in Pathology at the University of Minnesota, USA. He started LMS Technologies in 1996 in response to the increasing demand from the industry for filter measurement. Al has over 35 years of experience in comprehensive air filtration testing, test equipment design, research and development. The company is establishing the core facility for fiberization, filtration, nozzle design, and filtration research and development. They have successfully designed the largest test system with a capacity of 25,000 CFM and built-in back pulse, rain, sand storm, ice pulse removal, 99% humidity, and saltwater migration testing capability. This system provides realistic test data for gas turbines and large engine intake filters used in the aerospace and defense industry.

Dr. Christine Sun, President, Waterloo Filtration Institute, USA

Dr. Sun is a renowned technical and market expert in the global filtration industry. With over 30 years of experience in both academia and the industry, she has an in-depth knowledge of filtration, and extensive hands-on expertise in product development, with over 100 technical publications and patents. She is also actively involved in many air/liquid filter standard test developments.

Dr. Sun received her Ph.D. from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and her Executive Certificate from Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management. From 2004 to 2011, Dr. Sun worked for Freudenberg Filtration Technologies as the R&D manager and Technology Director for Donaldson 2011-2013. She was the AFS Chair from 2016 to 2017 and received the AFS Fellow Award in 2019, Sr. Scientist Award in 2012, and the best paper award from INDA in 2008. She is also an editorial board member for Textile Research Journal and Journal of Industrial Textiles.

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