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Introduction to Air/Gas Filtration, October 1, 2024 - PART 1
Tuesday, October 01, 2024, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT
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Introduction to Air/Gas Filtration

Dr. Thad Ptak

Part I - Tuesday, October 1 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - CDT - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon - EDT
Part II - Thursday, October 3 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - CDT - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon - EDT
Part III - Tuesday, October 8 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - CDT - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon - EDT
Part IV - Thursday, October 10 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - CDT - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon - EDT

Register button Full Course (8 hours, .8 CEUs)

$625 AFS Members
$695 Non-members

About the course:

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.

Learning Objectives:

After taking 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
  • Filter media physical and filtration characteristics
  • Classification of filter media
  • Manufacturing processes of nonwoven media
  • Electrostatically enhanced filter media
  • Filter design process

 Part 1 Outline:

  • Chapter 1 - Introduction, definitions
  • Chapter 2 - Properties of gases
  • Chapter 3 - Properties of particles
  • Chapter 4 - Basic air/gas filtration theory
  • Chapter 5 – Types of filter media
  • Chapter 6 – Structural and filtration properties of media
  • Chapter 7 – Components of filters
  • Chapter 8 – Introduction to filter design

 Part II Outline:

  • Chapter 1 – Industrial applications and equipment
  • Chapter 2 – Applications related to IAQ
  • Chapter 3 – Respirator protection
  • Chapter 4 – Introduction to testing and statistics
  • Chapter 5 – Instruments for measuring filtration characteristics
  • Chapter 6 - Automated testers
  • Chapter 7 – Test Standards

 Instructor: 

AFS Godwin Severa imaage

 

 

 

 

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.