Upcoming ISES Webinar with Andrea Ferro, PHD, PE
Title: Resuspension of Viruses and Other Biological Particles From Surfaces and Clothing
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020
Time: 10:00AM - 11:00AM ET
Presenter: Andrea Ferro, PhD, PE
Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1939162889131385102
Resuspension from indoor surfaces and clothing is an important source of exposure for many bioaerosols, such as bacteria and fungi, in occupied indoor environments. However, very few studies have investigated the resuspension of viruses. In hospitals, the SARS-CoV-2 virus was found to be prevalent in the air and on surfaces in areas with high human activity and low ventilation, such as changing rooms and restrooms. These findings indicate that resuspension of viruses is an exposure pathway that warrants further investigation. The objective of this webinar is to examine resuspension of the SARS-CoV-2 using existing resuspension models and field data, and to identify areas that require more attention to better characterize this source.
Andrea Ferro is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY, the associate director for research for the Clarkson Institute for a Sustainable Environment and the immediate past president of the American Association for Aerosol Research. She is also a member of the editorial board for the journal, Indoor Air. Dr. Ferro has a PhD in civil and environmental engineering from Stanford University. Her work focuses on human exposure to airborne pollutants, and she has published extensively in the areas of particle resuspension from human activity, aerosol transport, and aerosol exposure.