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Air Filtration For Hospitals

Updated: Sep 3, 2022

Join Dr. Iyad Al-Attar, Visiting Academic Fellow in the School of Aerospace, Transport, and Manufacturing at Cranfield University (UK), and Mr. Stephen Nicholas, Past President of The National Air Filtration Association (USA) for this unique and informative new course to address critical air quality in hospitals Air Filtration for Hospitals, September 6, 2022, Tuesday, 8:00 am-10:00 am, EDT.

Course Objectives

This course gives an overview of the air filtration criteria and practices for a hospital-built environment. We will discuss the common contaminants challenging the installed air filters and further understand filter performance, selection, installation, stages, and the processes associated with particle loading and filter clogging.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn how climate and operational conditions influence filter performance and the appropriate maintenance measures required to replace and dispose of a filter. Participants will also gain field knowledge and practical techniques on measuring, monitoring, and managing the air quality needed to protect the health and safety of patients, healthcare workers, visitors, and HVAC equipment.

We will discuss the recent updates on the associated filtration standards, developments, filtration challenges, and future trends for healthcare facilities.

Course Outline

Air Filtration Requirements and Principles for Hospitals

  • Containments challenging the hospital's built-environment

  • Filtration processes and stages

  • Filter selection and installation for hospitals

  • Filter performance (efficiency, pressure drop, particle loading, and clogging considerations)

  • Climate and operation conditions

  • Advances in air quality measurement and monitoring

  • Appropriate maintenance and disposal

Industrial Practices, In-situ Filter Testing, and Compliance

  • Air filter selection for hospitals

  • HVAC Maintenance considerations

  • Measure, Monitor, and Manage Your HVAC Air Filtration System

  • ASHRAE, ASHE, JCAHO, and the latest CDC COVID-19 Guidelines Compliance

Filtration Challenges and Trends for Healthcare Facilities

  • Emerging challenges and opportunities

  • Trends for future developments


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