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Introduction to Air/Gas Filtration - Part 1- Principles
Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM CDT
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AFS Learning Center 1104 x 220

Introduction to Air/Gas Filtration - Part 1 - Principles
The fundamental properties of air/particle systems and principles of air filtration will be presented.

Register button  Full Course (8 hours)
$625 AFS Members
$695 Non-members

Register button Part I (2 hours)

$245, Members 
$295, Non-members 

Course Introduction
This course is to introduce the basics of air/gas filtration.  It provides fundamental information on air filtration principles, filter media and filters, applications, and testing.   To meet audience interests, this course is divided into four parts (I – IV). It is recommended to take all parts; however, they can be taken independently.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for people who are new to the filtration industry either in technical, sales, or business functions. It is also a very good course for those who have been in this industry for a while to get a better understanding of how fundamentals can be used for practical applications.

Learning Objectives - After taking Part I of Introduction to Air/Gas Filtration, the learner will understand:

  • Kinetic theory of gases applicable to filtration
  • Particle size distribution
  • Particle properties
  • Filtration theory
  • Filtration models

Part I Outline

  • Chapter 1 - Introduction, definitions
  • Chapter 2 - Properties of gases
  • Chapter 3 - Properties of particles
  • Chapter 4 - Basic air/gas filtration theory

Keywords for Part I

  • Air filtration
  • Filtration Mechanisms
  • Aerosols
  • Filtration Theory

PtakDr. Thad Ptak has over 30 years of experience in filtration technologies, aerosol science, and indoor air quality. He has conducted extensive research in the areas of development of filter media and filters, portable air cleaners, indoor air quality, sensors for IAQ, and instrumentation for particle generation and measurement. Currently, Thad has his own consulting company specializing in providing solutions in the areas described above. He was involved in the research, development, and manufacturing of products and technologies in consumer products, HVAC, portable air cleaner, and automotive filtration applications for several different organizations including AO Smith, Columbus Industries, StrionAir, ArvinMeritor, and others.
Dr. Ptak has presented more than 50 technical papers related to the particle technology and filtration field, chaired and organized several sessions, and co-chaired a filtration conference. He actively participates in technical societies and numerous standard committees.

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