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At airmid healthgroup ltd our mission is to prevent ill health caused by exposure to indoor air pollutants. To achieve this goal we have assembled a unique multidisciplinary team of Clinicians, ...

At airmid healthgroup ltd our mission is to prevent ill health caused by exposure to indoor air pollutants. To achieve this goal we have assembled a unique multidisciplinary team of Clinicians, Industrial Hygienists, Occupational Health Advisers, and Specialist Laboratory Scientists in Mycology, Virology, Bacteriology, Allergy and Immunology. This slide deck refers to our Environmental Test Chamber with modified ASHRAE type 52.2 Test Rig. To find out more contact Graeme Tarbox gtarbox@airmidhealthgroup.com or visit www.airmidhealthgroup.com

To help clients with products and services for the built environment improve their customer offerings through health related innovations and marketing. The Airmid mission is to create value through a number of collaborative strategies including field research, environmental test chamber studies and licensing our own intellectual property. By specialising in studying how allergens, viruses, and other ultra-fine particles spread illness and disease in buildings we are a leading authority in aerobiology and bio-medical research. Our clients succeed by making the built environment as healthy as possible.

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  • At airmid healthgroup ltd our mission is to prevent ill health caused by exposure to indoor air pollutants. To achieve this goal we have assembled a unique multidisciplinary team of Clinicians, Industrial Hygienists, Occupational Health Advisers, and Specialist Laboratory Scientists in Mycology, Virology, Bacteriology, Allergy and Immunology. This slide deck refers to our Environmental Test Chamber with modified ASHRAE type 52.2 Test Rig. To find out more contact Graeme Tarbox gtarbox@airmidhealthgroup.com or visit www.airmidhealthgroup.com
  • At airmid healthgroup ltd our mission is to prevent ill health caused by exposure to indoor air pollutants. To achieve this goal we have assembled a unique multidisciplinary team of Clinicians, Industrial Hygienists, Occupational Health Advisers, and Specialist Laboratory Scientists in Mycology, Virology, Bacteriology, Allergy and Immunology.
  • To help clients with products and services for the built environment improve their customer offerings through health related innovations and marketing. The Airmid mission is to create value through a number of collaborative strategies including field research, environmental test chamber studies and licensing our own intellectual property. By specialising in studying how allergens, viruses, and other ultra-fine particles spread illness and disease in buildings we are a leading authority in aerobiology and bio-medical research. Our clients succeed by making the built environment as healthy as possible.

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  • Confidential Confidential Environmental Test Chamber with modified ASHRAE type 52.2 Test Rig Slide deck from webinar by Airmid Healthgroup www.airmidhealthgroup.com
  • Confidential Mission To help clients with products and services for the built environment improve their customer offerings through health related innovations and marketing. To create value through a number of collaborative strategies including field research, environmental test chamber studies and licensing our own intellectual property. By specialising in studying how allergens, viruses, and other ultra-fine particles spread illness and disease in buildings we are a leading authority in aerobiology and bio-medical research. Our clients succeed by making the built environment as healthy as possible. Mission, Products and Services
  • Confidential Indoor Air Quality - The Facts • The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that greater than one building in four has indoor air quality problems • Indoor air is more polluted than outdoor air (5 to 100 times) with 90% of our time spent indoors • Indoor Air pollution has been ranked as a high priority health risk – it is ranked 5th as a cause of ill health worldwide • To breathe healthy indoor air is considered a fundamental right by the WHO
  • • Multiple Environmental Test Chambers – Allergen – Environmental – Ducting Test Rig, ASHRAE 52.2 Climate Controlled Environmental Test Chambers • Class II Microbiological Laboratories • PCR Molecular biology • Indoor aerobiology assessments
  • Environmental Test Chamber Facilities
  • Environmental Test Chamber Facilities • 3 Climate-Controlled Environmental Chambers • Allergen • Environmental • Microbiological • Bioaerosols • Aerobiology • Biomedical research
  • ‘Hub and spoke’ Layout • Chambers placed at centre of the test facility and are surrounded by our molecular biology, microbilogy, mycol ogy, virology and allergen laboratories to allow samples to be rapidly analysed. • Class II Microbiological Laboratories including PCR • Real time indoor aerobiology assessments AHAM Type Chamber Micro Lab Virus Lab Allergen Lab molecular biology
  • Main chamber • Purpose built ASTM standard chamber of 28.5 m³ capacity. • Stainless steel construction • All materials complying with low VOC emission requirements. • Air Change Rate controlled within a range from 0.38 to 60 Air Changes per Hour (ACH). • Temperature and humidity levels controlled across a wide range at all ACH rates.
  • Conditioning • Test room temperature and humidity are maintained in standard laboratory conditions • Ability to control temperature between 18 to 35° C and 40-65% relative humidity.
  • Real Time Aerosol Monitor • Real time aerosol monitor capable of measuring airborne particulate • Laser Particle Counter (0.3 – 10 microns) • Condensation Nucleus Particle Counter (0.15nm – 0.1 micron
  • • Comprehensive particle counter monitoring • State of the art air sampling techniques • In house Laboratory Analytical Testing Services • including PCR (Virology, Mycology,Bacteriology) and ELISA (Allergen) • Emission Testing in chemically neutral chambers Climate Controlled Environmental Test Chambers
  • Schematic of ‘in line’ testing Proximal and Distal Sampling in-duct (“Single Pass”) Filtration system under examination
  • Schematic of ‘in chamber’ testing Proximal Sampling in-duct, Distal Sampling in chamber (effect over time) Filtration system under examination
  • Specifications and construction of environmental test chamber • 16' x 8' x 8' (28.5m³) • Constructed according to ASTMD6670-01 and ANSI/AHAM AC-1:2006 standards • Stainless steel interior • All materials complying with low VOC emission requirements • Two observation windows on one side and door, Externally sealable ports • Internal electrical outlet and fluorescent lighting • Capable of 0.38 to 60 air changes per hour • Controlled air flow, temperature, and relative humidity • Ability to maintain temperature between 18 and 35° C and 40-65% relative humidity. • Positive pressure entrance air lock lobby • UV down lighters
  • Air handling and cleaning • The chamber is served by supply and extract air handling units with re-circulated air and make up fresh air. • The supply fan is capable of variable speed and the chamber has motorised dampers with shut-off seals on both supply and return ducts. • The supply and exhaust air is HEPA filtered • Adjusting the fan speed and dampers enables the air exchange rate of the chamber to be reduced from 60ACH to as low as 0.38ACH, equivalent to a passive house. .
  • Example of test apparatus • SKC Biosamplers • Biostage impactors • Sidekick pumps • Laser particle counter • Condensation nucleus particle counter • Venturi throat introducer • Surface allergen sampling – Mitest™ Instrument
  • Industries Served Air Conditioners Air Cleaning Device Vacuum Cleaners Textiles Surface Technologies Filters Cleaning Products Floor Coverings
  • Services Menu of Environmental Test Chamber • Our unique environmental test chambers allow us to mimic indoor building environments • Provide repeatable biomedical data regarding the impact the product or service tested has on indoor air exposures and building occupant health. • Aerobiology assessments for the built environment
  • Service we offer: • Impact of electrical appliance on surface and airborne allergens • Measurement of particulate emissions, circulation and re- entrainment from consumer products and electrical appliances such as air conditioners. • Microbiological elimination efficacy testing on consumer products of anti microbial and photo catalytic materials • “Real life' studies and consumer exposure validation model • State of the art air sampling techniques with rapid in in house Laboratory Analytical Testing Services – PCR (Virology, Mycology, Bacteriology) – ELISA (Allergen) on all samples generated in the chamber
  • Analysis Indoor Particulate Test Method Used Mould/Fungi Culture/PCR Bacteria Culture/PCR Viruses Cell Culture Isolation/PCR Endotoxin Limulus Amebocyte Lysate Assay Airborne Particle Counts Laser Diffraction Allergens–Dust Mite, Cat or Pollen ELISA
  • Advanced scientific testing of building contents and materials to assess the impact that they have on the quality of indoor air and so human health. Specialist testing that provides data for a wide range of indoor air exposures including allergens, bacteria, viruses, moulds, chemicals and particulates. Research and Innovation for Product and Service development
  • Advanced Environmental Laboratory Capabilities Allergen • Routine and bespoke allergen detection • Standard (ng) or amplified (pg) methods available Microbiology • Identification and enumeration of: • Bacteria • Fungi • Viruses • Culture and molecular biology • PCR/Real time PCR) capabilities
  • Contact Us airmid healthgroup Europe +353-1-633 6820 Trinity Enterprise Campus, Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland USA +1 646 291 8937 345 Park Avenue, 17th Floor, New York NY 10151-0037, USA http://www.airmidhealthgroup.com/services/climate-controlled-environmental- Graeme Tarbox gtarbox@airmidhealthgroup.com