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Impact of COVID 2019 on the Air Filtration Industry

The Coronavirus is not disappearing. As school has started in Europe, new outbreaks have arisen. Experts now warn that the deaths in the U.S. will range from 300,000 to 600,000 by the end of the year. India is registering 90,000 new cases per day. A vaccine is not going to be 100% effective. There is increasing evidence that much of the transmission is through small aerosols. MERV 8 filters will not remove a high percentage of the virus and are likely to be aerosol generators for larger droplets. These conditions create a very large market opportunity for the filtration industry. The market will not experience a sharp peak as the benefits of cleaner indoor air become permanently established.

Mr. Bob McIlvaine, President of the McIlvaine Company

Bob McIlvaine, a well-known market expert in the global filtration industry, will present the topic at WFI 2020 Annual Conference, Dec. 15-16, 2020. The theme of this conference is “IAQ Health and Safety Solutions Associated with COVID-19”. It will address the critical roles of facemasks and air filtration during the current pandemic for public health and safety. Bob founded the McIlvaine Company in 1974. Filtration has been a major focus from the beginning. The company provides market research and technical evaluations of liquid and air filtration technology. Presently a great deal of effort is devoted to the HVAC filters and masks in the battle against COVID-19.


Meet Leading Experts and Join Us at WFI 2020

Welcome Message from WFI 2020 Conference Chairs and Meet Our Distinguished Speakers.

Cleaning Air during a Global Pandemic, Dr.-Ing. Thomas Caesar, Freudenberg Filtration Technologies, Germany

Impact of COVID 2019 on the Air filtration Industry, Bob Mcilvaine, The Mcilvaine Company

Meet N95 Face Mask Media Inventor Dr. Peter Tsai for Latest Updates on Face Masks

Recent Advances in Assessing the Role of Respiratory Droplets in the Spreading of COVID-19, Dr. Abhishek Saha, University of California San Diego

Shifting Paradigms for the Future of Air Filtration, Hunter Most, AAF International

How the onset of the Coronavirus Pandemic has forever influenced the air filtration industry, Joe, Gorman, Camfil

A Closer Look at Air Filtration, Indoor Air Quality and COVID-19, Jim Rosenthal, Air Relief Technologies

The Digital Transformation of Clean Air Management, Dr. Ellie Amirnasr, Qlair

Center of Excellence in Protective Equipment and Materials, Dr. P. Ravi Selvaganapathy, McMaster University, Canada

Respiratory Filtration using Nanofibers, Dr. Jayesh Doshi, eSpin

Latest Update of HVAC Air Cleaner Testing, Kathleen Owen, ASHRAE Fellow/52.2 Chair

Meet Ms. Janelle Bentz of Nelson Labs for Face Mask Testing

Comparing test methods for respirators, medical masks and barrier face covering to improvised methods used during COVID-19, Tim Johnson, TSI

In-Place Measure, Monitor and Manage Air Filtration System Associated with COVID-19, Stephen Nicholas, Past President of NAFA, Life Member of ASHRAE


See all the speakers/topics on the full WFI 2020 Program


Acknowledgment of Sponsors


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