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Conference Schedule

Monday, March 28

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Filter Media Training Course

Instructor: Chris Plotz, INDA's Director of Education & Technical Affairs

Tuesday, March 29

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Filter Media Training Course

Instructor: Chris Plotz, INDA's Director of Education & Technical Affairs

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Filter Media Market Trends & Industry Statistics

    Moderator: R. Vijayakumar, Ph.D., President, Aerfil, LLC

    11:30 am - 1:30 pm
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    PANEL 1: How do we achieve better Indoor Air Quality?

    • Standards/regulations like MERV 13
    • Acceleration of IoT monitoring and “smart” technologies
    • Room air cleaning/antimicrobial treatments
    • Strategies for IAQ in nonindustrial environments

    Moderator: Ashish Diwanji, Ph.D., President, Lydall Performance Materials

    3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    PANEL 2: What is the single-use filtration industry doing to improve its environmental footprint?

    • The impact of the environmentally conscious consumer
    • The development of more sustainable materials
    • End-of-life options for single-use filters
    • The challenges/opportunities in improving sustainability
    • Regulatory initiatives like the EU Single-Use Plastics Directive, and similar legislation under consideration

    Moderator: Philip Whitaker, CEO, BFC Solutions

    Wednesday, March 30

    11:00 am - 12:15 pm

    PANEL 3: How can filtration/separation help ensure adequate clean water supply in a changing climate?

    • Contaminant Control: PFAS, stormwater, agricultural water treatment
    • Advances in industrial process water treatment and reuse
    • Water/Energy Nexus: Minimizing the energy required to purify water through desalination, water reclamation

    Moderator: Mark Siebert, General Manager, Healthcare & Specialties, US & Canada, Berry Global, Inc.

    12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
    2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

    PANEL 4: How did COVID-19 change the perspective on filtration? How prepared is the industry for the next pandemic?

    • Latest research on aerosol transmission and capture
    • Future vulnerabilities: airborne, waterborne, indoor/outdoor
    • Standards & Regulations: Facemasks, HVAC filters, test methods
    • Is the US supply chain for critical filtration materials ready for the next pandemic?

    Moderator: Mike Clark, Division President, Filtration Solutions, Hollingsworth & Vose Company

    3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
    3:45 pm - 5:30 pm

    PANEL 5: Filter standards: Friend or foe? Help or hindrance?

    • ASHRAE vs ISO, etc.
    • MERV 13 mandates in California
    • Facemask standards: ASTM F2100 and F3502; N95
    • Public awareness vs mass confusion

    Moderator: Tom Justice, President, Zene, LLC

    Thursday, March 31

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Filter Media - Technology Review

      Moderator: R. Vijayakumar, Ph.D., President, Aerfil, LLC

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