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Virus filtration performance of residential HVAC filters

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ASHRAE’s Epidemic Task Force takes on the complicated case of HVAC filtration in a COVID-19 world

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The N80 cometh

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HVAC filter efficiency test system

As the COVID-19 pandemic has spread and made its impact worldwide, air filtration has risen to prominence as a potential solution to the spread of viral contagions, as well as in addressing air pollution in general. In the United States, high-efficiency HVAC filters and RAPs (room air purifiers) are widely used for mitigating indoor particulate …

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Copper-based foam filter

With COVID-19 having an impact 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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Temish Vent Filter Patches

Nitto Denko Corporation’s TEMISH engineered porous PTFE membrane has applications ranging from ULPA and HEPA clean rooms to industrial uses, such as dust collection in power plants and protection for offshore gas turbines. A huge additional market is in often tiny high-performance filters as venting materials for many consumer devices. No compromise The water repellency …

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HVAC system for building

The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) formed an Epidemic Task Force (ETF) in March 2020. The aim of the group is to provide building designers and operators a point of trusted information and guidance for optimizing their facilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as for a future state where viral …

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With the ASTM 3502-21 barrier face covering standard, testing is faster and less expensive

Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, INDA, The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, was hard at work connecting nonwovens producers with medical facemask, surgical gown and wet wipe manufacturers. Electrostatically charged meltblown media was especially critical, as it is the workhorse of N95-rated facemasks here in the U.S., as well as other high-performance masks …

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