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Introduction to Low Cost Sensors for IAQ Applications, August 6, 2024
Tuesday, August 06, 2024, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT
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Introduction to Low Cost Sensors for IAQ applications

Dr. Thad Ptak

This course takes place Tuesday, August 6 from from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - CDT - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon - EDT

Register button Full Course (2 hours, .2 CEUs)

$245 AFS Members
$315 Non-members


  • Purpose of sensors in IAQ 
  • What sensors should be considered  
  • General characteristics of sensors
  • Sensors for Particulate Matter (PM)
  • Sensors for TVOC
  • Sensors for formaldehyde
  • Sensors for ozone
  • Other sensors - CO2, T, RH,..


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Dr. 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.