COVID-19: Evaluating Aerosol Treatment Technologies
February 9, 2022 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
Registration: COVID-19: Evaluating Aerosol Treatment Technologies
Presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Center for Environmental Solution & Emergency Response
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the role that airborne transmission can play in the spread of disease. Accordingly, there is increased interest in technologies that claim to reduce or eliminate virus transmission via aerosols in occupied indoor spaces, such as in schools, transit systems, and office buildings. Current limitations on data availability and test design make it challenging to compare how effective different types of technologies will be at reducing the risk of exposure to airborne pathogens in real-world settings.
EPA researchers have been evaluating the efficacy of different types of aerosol treatment technologies using a standardized, large-scale testing approach, which facilitates cross-technology comparisons and generates results that are translatable to real-world settings. This webinar will provide an overview of the research methodology and present results from evaluating different types of air treatment devices, an antimicrobial air treatment, and electrostatic filters.
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