The Science INSIDE Webinar Series
How to Optimize UV Disinfection Efficiency Using Microporous PTFE

Recorded on:
June 3, 2020
11:00 am EST

Over the past few months in the new COVID-19 reality, the awareness of how we carry and transmit diseases has grown exponentially.  As we enter this new “normal,” sanitation and disinfection have entered our everyday vernacular.  One of the best-known ways to disinfect is through the usage of UV-C light, which deactivates pathogens, thereby leaving them unable to replicate.  In this webinar, you will learn more about ways to optimize this UV energy so it can be most effective in its intended application.   

PTFE has been used for decades as a reflective media in items such as instrumentation and photonic equipment.  More recently, as UV-LEDs have become more commonplace, PTFE has begun to emerge as the material of choice for reflective media due to its low natural absorption of UV energy; good reflectivity due to its many inflection points; and its inherent excellent chemical, temperature and water resistance.  With the shift from larger mercury-based UV lamps to more efficient and environmentally friendly point-source UV-LEDs, the need for reflectors that not only are very efficient but can distribute the energy uniformly and minimize shadowing has become essential.

Who should watch this webinar:

Perfect for design and manufacturing engineers who either have a potential product concept or need to fix a problem with an existing product, this webinar will explore the science behind how microporous PTFE reflective media can be the game-changer for optimal sterilization device functionality and performance.

What you will learn in this webinar:

  • Learn differences between different types of reflection and why diffuse reflection is preferable to specular reflection when designing sterilization equipment
  • Explore the different forms of PTFE and how their characteristics impact their reflectivity
  • See a demonstration of different types of reflectors and how different types perform differently in a UV reaction chamber
  • Understand best practices in designing a UV reaction chamber

Register to watch the on-demand webinar with Q&A

*This webinar is not available to Porex competitors.

Host Biography:

Gerry DiBattista, Global VP of Marketing at 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.