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Mitigating Disease Transmission with Germicidal UV-C

Mitigating Disease Transmission with Germicidal UV-C


$129.00 - Mitigating Disease Transmission with Germicidal UV-C

$99.00 - Mitigating Disease Transmission with Germicidal UV-C

Year published:2021

This presentation will briefly discuss the basics of Germicidal UV-C technology and its ability to inactivate infectious diseases, such as MRSA, TB (drug-resistant), Ebola, SARS, MERS and even the flu. As the SARS-CoV-2 virus evolved into a worldwide pandemic, UV-C has become a go-to technology in the battle against the spread of COVID-19.
This presentation will provide engineer-level guidance for the use of UV-C energy to continuously reduce and even prevent the spread of dangerous microbes in HVAC systems and the circulation of infectious pathogens in airstreams. It will also examine the operating conditions that increase or decrease the required minimum UV-C dose for pathogen inactivation, including UV-C fixture placement, air temperature, air velocity and AHU material reflectivity. The presentation will also review ASHRAE’s position documents relative to the transmission of airborne pathogens, as well as maintaining HVAC maintenance and efficiency.
Learning Objectives:
1. Basic understanding of germicidal ultraviolet light and how it is used to mitigate airborne pathogens.
2. How to properly apply and size Ultraviolet systems for HVAC equipment.
3. Learn how to apply Upper Room germicidal fixtures for source control of airborne pathogens
4. Updated information from ASHRAE's epidemic task force on COVID-19.
Dean Saputa
Dean Saputa has served the HVAC community for more than three decades, helping to educate and train facility managers, specifying engineers and industry professionals with an emphasis on air and surface treatment and cleaning technologies. The vice president and co-founder of UV Resources,
Mr. Saputa is an active member on several ASHRAE Technical Committees including serving as a past Chair of TC-2.9 (Ultraviolet Air and Surface Treatment); Chair of SPC-185 (Method of Testing Ultraviolet Lamps), Founding Member and current Secretary of GPC-37, Guidelines for the Application of Upper-Air Ultraviolet Germicidal Devices to Control the Transmission of Airborne Pathogens.  He is a contributing author of both the 2019 ASHRAE Application Handbook, chapter 62: “Ultraviolet Air and Surface Treatment,” and the 2020 ASHRAE HVAC Systems and Equipment Handbook; chapter 17; “ Ultraviolet Lamp Systems” as well as ASHRAE’s position document: “Filtration and Air Cleaning” that was reaffirmed in 2018.  He is currently serving as a member of the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force committee on Filtration, Air and Surface Disinfection.
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