Thursday, June 11, 2020

International Filtration News selected AAF Flanders Vice President of Global Research and Development – HVAC Nathaniel Nance for an exclusive panel discussion on the air filtration industry in a post-COVID-19 world. Other panel members included academic researchers and colleagues from other air filtration manufacturers.


In particular, these air filtration experts weighed in on topics such as the ongoing threat posed by global pandemics in the future, the challenges associated with delivering quality air to indoor spaces, the role of air filtration in mitigating the threat posed by airborne viruses and our modern lifestyle, and what types of collaboration can help safeguard air quality while ensuring that frontline healthcare workers have the personal protective equipment (PPE) that they need to perform their jobs.


For his part, Nance shared his vision of a future that includes a mix of passive and on-demand air filtration. As conditions change and spaces go from empty to occupied, people would be able to select varying levels of required filtration. Using sensor technology and the ability to adjust variables such as fan speed and percentages of recirculated vs. fresh intake air, these innovative air filtration systems could become adaptive as well, ensuring comfortable, clean air according to desired temperature ranges, humidity levels, particulate counts, and even the capture and removal of targeted pathogens.


Click here to read the International Filtration News article.