Modeling airflow and filtration reveals truths and misconceptions on commonly held beliefs about virus spread

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Filter media players step up in the fight against COVID-19, but questions about the long-term supply persist

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Energy savings at the forefront of nonwoven filter technology development

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Aerosol contaminants with and without barrier curtain

The interior of an airplane is perhaps one of the safest places to be when it comes to avoiding contamination from a virus like COVID-19. This is one of the surprising findings arising from detailed studies of recent so-called “super spreader” events in combination with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling. Together, they highlight the need …

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N95 face mask

“The U.S. has a strategic petroleum reserve. It has strategic military assets. Where are the strategic meltblown assets?” This was the question with which Forbes investment specialist William Baldwin closed a column on April 3rd, immediately after U.S. President Donald Trump had issued a blistering attack on 3M during a press briefing in Washington. 3M …

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Low & Bonar is introducing Colback Plus as a new pleatable support medium

As Brad Kalil of INDA noted in his analysis of the market in the November/December 2019 issue of IFN (pages 38-39), the key drivers of growth in the nonwoven filter media space are an increasing demand for cleaner air and water, economic and population growth and a growing awareness of the need to regularly replace …

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Jan-Eric Raschke, director of Mann+Hummel Public Air Solutions.

A successful air pollution reduction scheme instigated by filtration specialist Mann+Hummel in Germany is set to be replicated at “hot-spots” around the world. As the home of both Mercedes and Porsche, Stuttgart owes its status as Germany’s richest city to the automotive industry, but in January 2019, a first partial car ban was imposed, effectively …

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Mann_Hummel filter media display at FILTECH 2019

Despite the vast scale, complexity and diversity of today’s filtration system installations, the simple filter media is the key to everything. Or the not so simple filter media, as became evident when assessing just a handful of the over 200 presentations running parallel to this year’s FILTECH exhibition, which took place in Cologne, Germany, from …

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