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Air Cleaning Technologies for IAQ, September 24, 2024
Tuesday, September 24, 2024, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT
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Air Cleaning Technologies for IAQ
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


  • Introduction to IAQ - pollutants of concern
  • Technologies for removal of PM
    • media type - synthetic, nanofibers, glass fiber, membranes
    • electrostatic precipitators
    • other technologies with external power
  • Technologies for gas-phase pollutants
    • sorbent based - activated carbon, zeolite
    • room temperature catalyst
    • photocatalytic oxidation
  • Technologies for bioaerosol removal
    • UV technology
    • ozone
    • other

Test standards dealing with the above


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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.