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Today's Course and Upcoming WFI Initiatives



Today's Course: Air Filtration for Hospitals

Waterloo Filtration Institute (WFI) is pleased that we successfully concluded our comprehensive program on Air Filtration for Hospitals today, July 11, 2023, 8:00-10:00am, EDT. Led by esteemed instructors Dr. Iyad Al-Attar and Mr. Steve Nicholas, moderated by Mr. Mitch McCreary, the session was enriched by the wisdom of our panelists Dr. Jenny Berens, Ms. Kathleen Owen, Dr. Mehdi Shirmohammadi, Mr. Chris Muller, and Dr. Christine Sun.


The course explored various intricacies of air filtration requirements, principles, and practical application in hospital environments. Dr. Al-Attar provided an in-depth understanding of the challenges, filter selection, performance factors, climate, operation conditions, and technological advancements in air quality measurement and monitoring. Further, the discussion on filter maintenance and disposal practices was a vital aspect for ensuring optimum functionality and adherence to safety standards.


Mr. Nicholas shed light on the crucial aspects of HVAC maintenance and in-situ filter testing. Dr. Shirmohammadi presented a new bacteria and gas removal filter media. Ms. Owen introduced the new ASHRAE Standard 241-2023, Control of Infectious Aerosols, and its significance in the context of hospital environments. The session concluded with a lively panel discussion, where participants engaged in a meaningful exchange of ideas and shared their insights on industry practices and future trends.


You can watch the video recording here and access the full presentation/video recording via the course website.



Next Course: Engine Intake and Cabin Air Filtration

Turning our attention to next week, we are pleased to announce our upcoming course on 'Engine Intake and Cabin Air Filtration' on July 18, 2023. This course promises to provide an understanding of filtration's growing importance in modern transportation vehicles, with a focus on engine intake and cabin air filtration. We will delve into topics like product design, filter media technologies, and evaluation standards. Additionally, the discussion on emerging challenges, opportunities, and future trends in the context of evolving market requirements and the rise of electric vehicles will make this session a must-attend for those in the filtration industry.


Next Filtration Hour

We also extend our invitation for the upcoming Filtration Hour on August 18, 2023 from 10-11:30 AM EDT. This free Q&A session titled 'Sustainability Perspectives on Air Filtration for HVAC Applications' will allow participants to engage with leading filtration experts from around the globe. Whether you are a novice or an expert in the field of filtration and separation, this informative session is sure to be of immense value. The panel includes notable figures such as Dr. Jenny Berens, Mr. Paul Marold, Mr. Stephen Nicholas, Dr. Muthukumar Ramaswamy, Mr. Tobias Zimmer, and Mr. Mike Malloy, with moderation by Mitch McCreary and the session chaired by Dr. Iyad Al-Attar. Don't miss this golden opportunity to get answers to your burning questions related to sustainable air filtration for HVAC applications.

WFI 2023 Annual Conference

On behalf of the WFI 2023 organizing committee, we invite you to join us at the Waterloo Filtration Institute 2023 Annual Conference (WFI 2023), December 5–6, 2023, 8:00AM –12:00PM EST. The theme of this conference is Filtration and Its Influence on the Future of Our Planet. It will be an international leadership conference to address the critical roles of filtration and separation for healthy living, surrounding environments, and their impacts on future generations. The virtual conference will feature the following sessions:


Session 1: New Regulations and Demands for Clean Air and Water

Session 2: Advanced Technologies for Next-Generation Filtration Solutions

Session 3: Sustainable Filtration Solutions for a Circular Economy

Session 4: Filtration's Impact on the Future of Our Planet




We'd also like to remind you of the Product of the Year award, which will be announced during the conference. The award is set to promote product development in the filtration and separation industry for a clean, healthy, and sustainable world. Learn More Info and Submit Your Product of Year Nomination.

Thank you for your continued support and participation in WFI's initiatives as we strive to advance filtration and separation technology for a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable world. Stay tuned for more educational programs designed to accelerate your career and business growth in the fast-growing filtration industry.



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