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A Closer Look at Air Filtration, Indoor Air Quality and COVID-19


In an effort to connect our presenters with the participants, WFI is launching a series of posts to reveal what you can expect at our conference. In this issue, we are very proud to present Mr. Jim Rosenthal and his topic at WFI 2020.

Jim Rosenthal, CEO, Air Relief Technologies, US


Jim Rosenthal is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air Relief Technologies, Inc. which is the parent company of Tex-Air Filters, Allergy Clean Environments and Allergy, Air & More. He has over 20 years of experience in the air filtration and environmental control industries and has been active in the National Air Filtration Association (NAFA) – serving as its President in 2009-2010. He is a Certified Air Filter Specialist (CAFS) by NAFA. He was also President of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America – Texas Chapter from 1998 to 2013. He is also involved in air filter test standards and is currently a voting member of the ASHRAE 52.2 Committee.

Jim has given over 50 presentations and training seminars on air filtration and indoor air quality. He has presented for the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), RSES, the National Air Duct Cleaning Association (NADCA), NAFA, the Indoor Air Quality Association, the International Filtration and Separations Society and numerous colleges and junior colleges.

He is also a frequent contributor of articles on air filtration, indoor air chemistry and indoor air quality to national trade journals and technical journals. His articles have appeared in Indoor Environment Connections, Air Media, RSES Journal and the Journal of Indoor Air.


Abstract of Mr. Rosenthal Presentation:


A Closer Look at Air Filtration,

Indoor Air Quality and COVID-19

The world of Indoor Air Quality has gone through a major transition since January of 2020. Researchers and practitioners, including those in the air filtration industry, are in high demand to provide good information on how to deal with the spread of Covid-19. Building owners and managers need answers to the many questions about making their facilities safer so that they can be used productively. This presentation will focus on how air filters affect indoor air quality and how air filters can be used to limit exposure to Covid-19 aerosols. It will cover filter efficiency and explain why certain levels of filtration are being recommended. But it will also focus on filter “effectiveness” and draw on recent research to cover how and where filters should be used to obtain optimum results.


Acknowledgment of Sponsors


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