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Lunch & Learn #11: Geordie Galvin – Odour Assessments

Geordie Galvin, the Director and Principal Consultant at Astute has 20 years’ experience in air quality. He has completed numerous studies including projects involving landfills, hydrogenation plants, ethanol plants, boat repair and manufacturing operations, refineries, chicken farms, piggeries, cattle feedlots, rendering plants and wastewater treatment plants. He has consulted to state and local government agencies throughout Australia and collaborated with universities in the United States including the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and West Texas A & M University. Geordie…

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Lunch & Learn #10 Lisa Rogers – What’s New? IAQ Standards Development in ASTM and ISO

Despite the pandemic, standards development has been robust with increased committee participation despite the challenges !  This presentation will provide an overview and update on developing IAQ related standards in ASTM and ISO , such as PRV, micro vacuuming, legionella, sampling strategy and more.  Highlights of the standard drafts as well as the obstacles and issues being debated will be presented. Takeaway: Understanding how true consensus standards are developed and that everyone can and should participate. Recognizing that consensus is…

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Lunch & Learn #9 Dr Jayne Morrow – Working Together for a Safer Normal

Keep up to date on airborne disease transmission news from across the world! Gain a global cutting-edge perspective from the US former National Science and Technology Executive Director, and leading Microbiologist and Molecular Biologist, Dr Jayne Morrow on curtailing airborne disease transmission.  Dr Morrow will describe the journey she has taken through Government Policy and a background spanning from Civil Engineering to Molecular Biology and describe what led her to creating the Integrated Biosecurity and Built Environment Consortium – IBEC…

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[Members Only] Air Quality, Ventilation & Healthy Building Webinar June 2021

Our June 2021 webinar is free for IAQAA members! Sign in below to watch the recording and download the slides: Sean Maxwell: Good, Better & Best Ventilation plus The Physics of Built Tight & Ventilate Right Dr Cameron Munro: Indoor Air Quality in Passive Houses in Australia Dr Brad Prezant: Assessing Ventilation Design and Performance to Prevent Infection The following content is accessible for members only, please sign in.

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Lunch & Learn #8 Dr Zaheer Nasar – Detection and characterisation of biological materials in airborne particles: Challenges and Opportunities

Abstract Biological materials in airborne particles (PM) have diverse sources, formation processes, composition and sizes. Knowledge has advanced substantially in recent years with regards to PM physical properties (mass, number, size) and chemical composition (chemical speciation).  However, less progress has been made in the characterisation of biological materials in PM and the interaction between its abiotic and biological components. This significantly limits understanding of the role and impact of PM in the context of public health (allergenicity, toxicity, infectivity), climate…

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IAQAA Response to Targeted Call for Research into Biotoxin-related Illnesses in Australia (Biotoxin TCR)

The National Health and Medical Research Council is currently designing a Targeted Call for Research into Biotoxin-related illnesses in Australia, with the aim of assisting in the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients. Research questions will be designed to examine any links between mould and biotoxins and complex symptoms most commonly reported as typifying Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS). IAQAA were invited to respond to the survey which was completed by members and submitted in January 2021. You can read…

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Lunch & Learn #8 Dr Normand Brais – The Role of UV in Safer Buildings

Many mistakenly assume that by following applicable building code and guidelines such as ASHRAE, they are providing properly decontaminated air. And, although the HEPA filter remains the best filter available for ventilation systems, like all filters there exists a determinable inefficiency zone that belies the myth that HEPA is the ultimate answer for air decontamination. To complete the air decontamination process initiated by filtration, Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) needs to be added. UVGI has a long history of being used for…

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