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Air & Gas Filtration

International Filtration News provides ongoing coverage of air & gas filtration applications and technology. Visit filtnews.com regularly to stay on top of the latest insights, issues and innovations in air & gas filtration.

The future of filtration — How does COVID-19 change the filtration industry?

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COVID-19 UPDATE: Recommended wearing time of protective masks – researchers make better predictions possible with simulations

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Is filtration more effective than social distancing in preventing virus spread?

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Coronavirus

In light of the recent coronavirus pandemic, it seems there is opportunity for technology development in the area of filtration to protect against the spread of airborne viruses. While there is some debate about how viable COVID-19 is as an airborne threat, the shortage of facemasks and supply chain challenges in acquiring needed raw materials …

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Facemask Wear Time - Fraunhofer ITWM

With the coronavirus COVID-19 spreading worldwide, International Filtration News is tracking stories relevant to the filtration industry. Filtration media for facemasks and respirators are at the forefront of the COVID-19 response effort, and meeting the demand for these types of filter media is proving to be a challenge. As manufacturers of filter media and others …

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Big Box Store with laminar flow from ceiling to floor.

At the time of this writing, the CDC predicts 135,000 deaths in the U.S. from COVID-19. McIlvaine has calculated the cost in terms of life quality reduction for those sickened, as well as those dying, plus healthcare costs at $58 million per death. The result is a $7.8 trillion cost, not including lost economic activity. …

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HEPA Filtration Efficiency

In our current global marketplace and supply chains, consumers and users require some level of fluency in the terms and standards that define the products they acquire and use. Our filter market is no different. While the design and variety of filters and the standards that govern their performance have expanded over the past several …

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People wearing face masks, walking along busy thoroughfare

There is extraordinary confusion about the basic issues that will shape the market for face masks and filters relative to the coronavirus pandemic. This applies to fundamental questions, such as does a medical mask provide protection for the wearer? Will the virus travel through the air and ductwork? How long will the virus remain viable? …

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