Conference Schedule

Tuesday, November 18

INDA's Nonwoven Filter Media Training Course
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Separate fee required. See registration form.)

Steve Ogle, Technical Director, INDA

SunChristine Sun, Ph.D., Principal, Textile Research Associates

For the first time, INDA is offering its acclaimed Nonwoven Filter Media training course at Filtration.

The co-located course is led by Christine Sun, Ph.D., Principal at Textile Research Associates, a globally recognized technical and market expert in the nonwoven and filtration industries. From the principles of filtration to the market and technology trends, this 1.5-day training course will provide an overall understanding of nonwovens used in air and liquid filtration. The course details filtration market segments, technologies, products, test standards, unmet needs, and growing business opportunities.

Filter Media Training Course Agenda

INDA's Nonwoven Filter Media Training Course continues Wednesday, November 19, 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

NAFA Air Tutorial
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
(Separate fee required. See registration form.)

veeckModerator: Al Veeck, Executive Director, National Air Filtration Association (NAFA)

The NAFA Air Tutorial is a 3.5-hour tutorial to help both industry novices and longstanding members review and update their filtration knowledge and skills, providing them an opportunity to move with confidence within the filtration industry. The tutorial will begin with how the various mechanism particles and gaseous contaminates are captured, discuss applicable test methods and MERV numbers, and conclude with the decision-making steps needed to ensure the best filter is used in a specific application.

*NAFA CEUs are available

ZakerTechnology of Clean Air: How Do Filters Remove Micro-contaminants from the Environment?
Chris Zaker, National Sales Manager, Glasfloss Industries

NicholasAir Filter Application and Best Practice
Stephen Nicholas, President, Air Industries, Inc

RosenthalAir Filtration Applications for Health and the Indoor Environment
Jim Rosenthal, CEO, Allergy Clean Environments

Wednesday, November 19

Pure Filtration: Healthier Todays, Cleaner Tomorrows

8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

SunINDA's Nonwoven Filter Media Training Course (continued)
Christine Sun, Ph.D., Principal, Textile Research Associates

The Filter Media training course will run concurrently with Wednesday's Filtration 2014 conference session.

8:00 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

DobmeierPure Filtration: Expanding Cleanliness and Safety
Moderator: Jenny Dobmeier, Filtration Business Manager, Johns Manville Corporation

Dave Rousse, President, INDA

PourdeyhimiThe Long View: The Future of Filtration
Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Industry Research and Extension, William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor, North Carolina State University, Executive Director, The Nonwovens Institute

Associate Dean Behnam Pourdeyhimi investigates what the future might have in store for filtration technology over the next 5–10 years. Looking at the current issues impacting the development of air and liquid filter media, Pourdeyhimi will share how those issues might change as the current drivers are replaced with future advancements and demands.

wagnerComparing Air Delivery Methods in an Operating Theatre—Clean Room Technology May Help Reduce Surgical Site Infections
Jennifer Wagner, Ph.D., Principal Infection Control Consultant, Prism Environmental Health & Safety, Inc.

Jennifer Wagner shares the surprising results of a study to reduce SSI rates, increase positive clinical outcomes, and improve energy cost savings. This presentation compares the ability of traditional operating room air delivery methods with those used in pharmaceutical and semiconductor clean rooms to remove particle and microbial contamination from a surgical site. Wagner also addresses the need for a higher standard of air cleanliness in ORs, the potential to correlate airborne particle counts with microbial contamination trends, and suggests implementation of standards.

TorremorellUse of Air Filtration Systems to Reduce Risk of Swine Viruses
Montserrat Torremorell, DVM, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

Research has validated the capability of air filtration systems to prevent the introduction of viruses into swine farms and reduce production losses, specifically those associated to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus. Air filtration is being adapted by many producers in the Midwest and as more pork producers begin to retrofit existing structures to accommodate air filtration, the opportunity for filter manufacturers will only grow. Ongoing work regarding cost-benefit of air filtration in swine farms, reduction of introduced viral infections, standards of filter testing for PRRS, particle size that viruses associate with, as well as opportunities and challenges of air filtration in livestock production will be discussed.

ChristFiltration Solutions – Perspectives on Current Needs and Future Trends
Charles S. Christ, Ph.D., Director, R&D Liquid Filtration Technology and Services, Donaldson Company, Inc.

HassanSpunblown Fiber Technology and its performance in Filtration Applications
Mohammad Hassan, Ph.D., Nonwoven & Polymer Scientist, Biax-Fiberfilm Corporation

Spunblowing is a hybrid process bridging the gap between the conventional meltblowing and spunbonding processes. Spunblowing process has multi-row spinnerette similar to the spunbonding technology but filaments are cooled and attenuated at the nozzles tip using hot or cold air. Biax Spunblowing Fiber Technology is very flexible and highly productive.

10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Networking Reception
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Thank you to Johns Manville Corporation for sponsoring the receptionJohns Manville Corp

Thursday, November 20

Pure Nano: Filtration's Impact on Human Health

Kinzer8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Moderator: Kevin Kinzer, Laboratory Manager, 3M Company

SotiriouTowards Sustainable Nanotechnology: Opportunities and Challenges with Engineered Nanoparticles
Georgios A. Sotiriou, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Molecular and Integrative Physiological Sciences, Center for Nanotechnology & Nanotoxicology, Dept. of Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Harvard University

Engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) are employed every day in commodities as well as advanced sophisticated applications such as drug delivery and theranostics (therapy & diagnostics). Their broad use, however, prompts for further detailed investigations on their interactions with biological systems and the environment. The goal of this presentation is to outline the opportunities and challenges of ENPs focusing on their scalable gas-phase synthesis and their detailed physicochemical and morphological characterization. These characteristics greatly affect both toxicity to living tissue and methods used to control their airborne properties. A fundamental understanding on the parameters that influence their bionano-interactions will be obtained that facilitates the "safer-by-design" synthesis of ENPs that maintain desired properties with mitigated risk towards the environment and human health.

BrainHealth Effects of Nanoparticles
Joseph D. Brain, Ph.D., Cecil K. and Philip Drinker Professor of Environmental Physiology, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard University

The number of nano-enabled consumer products is in the thousands and as varied as cosmetics, printer inks, and building materials. Assessing the potential health effects of engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) is challenging given that the physical and chemical properties of ENPs vary widely. Learn what factors determine the toxicity of ENPs and the ongoing work to evaluate the safety and to engineer safer ENPs.

GeraciEvaluating and Controlling Exposures to Nanoparticles: The Role of Filtration – Research and Application Case Studies
Charles L. Geraci, Ph.D., Coordinator, Nanotechnology Research Center, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

The development and application of engineered nanomaterials in industry continues to increase dramatically every year. As this new approach to material science becomes more integrated into manufacturing processes, the need to evaluate and control emissions and possible worker exposures as part of responsible risk management becomes more important. Recent work by NIOSH has used filtration technology to address several of these key needs. This presentation will provide an overview of that research.

Nanofiber Fiber Media for Air and Liquid Applications
Abdoulaye 'Ablo' Doucouré, Ph.D., Senior R&D Scientist, Hollingsworth & Vose Company

ForcucciDesign and Development of Filter Media to Control Airborne Sub-micron "Nano" Particles
Jay Forcucci, Senior Director, Product Management, Polymer Group Inc. (PGI)

Sub-micron "nano" particles raise concerns for both our everyday indoor and outdoor air quality from a health perspective as well as the contamination of our industrial manufacturing processes. This presentation will review the different classifications of airborne particles, provide various industry standards used to quantify or rate the removal efficiencies, and detail new nonwoven technologies which can be utilized in the filtration and contamination control of airborne sub-micron "nano" particles.

SpenglerAudience Q&A
Facilitator: John Spengler, Ph.D., Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard University

10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m