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Webinar Indoor Air Purification - 1 June 2021 @10am

Covid-19 : the opportunities of indoor air purification as an additional layer of protection against airborne transmission of viruses.

VITO and the European Respiratory Cluster Antwerp (eu.reca) join hands for a discussion on the opportunities of indoor air purification as an additional layer of protection against the transmission of viruses.


The webinar is free thanks to the financial support of VLAIO #sterkondernemen en Vinçotte.

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10.00 – 10.10 h :    Welcome by Jade Verrept, eu.reca vzw
10.10 – 11.00 h :     

  • • "Lessons we learned from the current pandemic related to a healthy indoor climate: the sense and nonsense about ventilation, CO2 meters and air purification." Dr. Marianne Stranger, VITO. 
  • • “How Covid-19 spreads through the air: understanding the transmission to mitigate the risk”. Prof. Dr. Giorgio Buonanno, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy.
  • • “An overview of the existing air purification technologies and the scientific evidence in view of Covid-19.” Hannu Salmela, Technical Research Centre of Finlan

11.00 – 11.45 h :    A debate on air purification technologies. Is air purification effective? Which parameters are relevant in validating air purification techniques? Which techniques are available and do they provide adequate safety? Can we rely on air purification to replace other protective measures?  

Panel : 
•    Prof. dr. Erika Vlieghe (University Hospital Antwerp, Chairman GEMS expert group)
•    Prof. dr. Giorgio Buonanno (University of Cassino and Southern Lazio)
•    Dr. Hanna Leppanen, (Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare)
•    Hannu Salmela, (Technical Research Centre of Finland)
•    Dr. Wouter Arrazola de Oñate (medical director Association for Respiratory Health and Tuberculosis Control- VRGT)
•    Agentschap Zorg en Gezondheid
•    WTCB

Moderator : dr Marianne Stranger (VITO)

11.45 - 12.15 h : Q&A