Performance and Modeling of Common UV Reflective Media Used in Disinfection Chambers

On-Demand Webinar

With: Gerry DiBattista
VP, Marketing – PTFE, Porex

With: Robert Harris
Ph.D., M.S. E.E, North Carolina State University
Carolina State University

Why watch this on-demand webinar

The emergence of UV disinfection and using UV energy to disinfect air has become a topic of great interest. 

At the IUVA Americas fall 2022 conference, almost 70 presentations were given covering various topics related to this industry. IUVA AMERICAS CONFERENCE Due to the number of excellent presentations, the time was limited to 15 minutes plus 5 minutes to cover each topic.  Porex presented results from a groud breaking study working together with the Georgia Institute of Technology Research Institute (GTRI) in providing an in depth study comparing different designs and configurations of a UV air disinfection chamber and developing a computer simulation model to predict UV energy levels within a defined chamber depending on the configuration and reflective media chosen.  This webinar is a full review of the insightful data generated and the modeling software developed and a overall more in depth presentation versus the summarized version presented at the IUVA Conference. 

Who should watch this webinar:

Perfect for design and manufacturing engineers or equipment specifiers who either have a potential product concept, want to validate energy levels within the kill zone, or need to fix a problem or optimize an existing product to meet new efficiency standards.   This webinar will explore the science behind how different reflective media and chamber configurations can have a major impact in efficiency and effacy and how these choices can be the game-changer for optimal air sterilization device functionality and performance.

What you will learn in this webinar: (full version of IUVA fall presentation)

Learn differences between different types of reflective materials and reflection types and why diffuse reflection is preferable to specular reflection when designing a disinfection chamber

Gain a better understanding of how the selection of reflective media can cause major increases in energy consumption or loss in efficacy and how to avoid these pitfalls

See a demonstration of different types of reflective media and how different types perform differently in a UV reaction chamber

A review of the modelling software that was devloped to simulate the environment within a UV reaction chamber and how this can assist with the design of an optimal system.

* This webinar is not available to Porex competitors.

Hosted By:

Gerry DiBattista

VP, Marketing – PTFE, Porex

Gerry is the Global Vice President for Porex’s PTFE business unit. Porex, a business of Filtration Group, is a porous materials manufacturer headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with product development and manufacturing facilities in USA, Germany, Scotland, Malaysia and China. Gerry has a diverse experience of over 30 years in the areas of Manufacturing, R&D, Operations, Product Management, Marketing, Business Development, Sales and Business Management for a wide variety of industry segments. An expert in materials and material science, Gerry leads a global team to develop a robust and sustainable product portfolio based on PTFE by working closely with customers and industry associations. Gerry holds an MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business, and a bachelor’s degrees in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh.

Hosted By:

Robert Harris

Ph.D., M.S. E.E, North Carolina State University
Carolina State University

Robert has a background in semiconductors and microelectronics at the boundary of IC fabrication and CAD design. He has worked with MEMs, 3D-ICs, and heterogeneous integration with an expertise in thermal circuit modeling and simulation. Currently, his research interests are photonic integrated circuits, photonic quantum computers, battlefield simulation, on-chip DNA synthesis for computer storage, and UV system design. He teaches digital design at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech. His research has resulted in 20+ publications and a patent.

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