The value of HVAC filters has risen

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Mobility applications provide significant opportunity for nanofiber

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New metrics for filter selection and ‘true cost’ determination

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HVAC Air filter

A major change has taken place in the selection of HVAC filters. The coronavirus has resulted in initiatives to use more efficient filters wherever possible. New developments in nanofibers and other media are allowing purchasers to achieve high efficiency without excessive energy consumption. Lowest total cost of ownership factors in selecting an HVAC filter depend …

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BMW is promoting a cabin air system based on nanofiber filtration. Photo courtesy of BMW.

Nanofiber media will increase market share in a changing mobility market. It will provide the lowest total cost of ownership based on an efficiency-to-energy consumption ratio, as well as on initial and maintenance costs. There are two major sub-segments of nanofiber media, depending on the thickness of the fibers and the methods by which they …

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There are new measurement tools to select filters, as well as new holistic concepts which obsolesce traditional individual selection methods. There are also new measurement needs. Measurement Tools: The COVID-19 pandemic has created a major controversy over life quantity vs life quality. It is likely that filtration selection will be permanently impacted by the efforts …

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Chart - number of CATER Masks per quarter

Three billion people are wearing masks every day to reduce the spread of the SARS-Cov-2 virus. No mitigation option compares to providing them with tight fitting and efficient protection. When both transmitter and recipient wear masks with a fitted filtration efficiency (FFE) of 90%, the net result is 99% virus capture (i.e., 99% solution). It …

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Attractive facemasks

The true cost of one filter as opposed to another has been traditionally limited to considerations of energy cost vs performance. Health has been a factor in filter decisions, but not dominant. In this pandemic era the concept of true cost includes health factors measured in $ billions and even $ trillions and is unlike …

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