In this presentation, Mike Bodon, CEO of AQUIS, will discuss and educate attendees about the harmful effects of biofilms on the indoor environment. More specifically, Mike will discuss how the interior of air handling units (AHU) are major sources of microbial growth such as fungi, bacteria, and viruses, and how cooling coils, condensate drain pans and fiberglass insulation are primary amplification sites for microbial growth.
Attendees will learn how microbes inside an air handler are small enough to bypass filtration where they thrive and proliferate in AHUs in the form of biofilms, which are vast communities of microbes protected by a strong, tacky biopolymer called the EPS. More importantly, Mike will explain why biofilms are the source of many IAQ issues including odors, irritants and the spread of airborne pathogens and viruses, and how 90% of harmful bacteria live in biofilm.
Mike will further discuss how cooling coils provide both an enormous surface area and the perfect damp breeding environment that promotes the accumulation of biofilms, and their resistance to traditional cleaning chemicals and methods. In fact, biofilms are largely immune to commonly used, highly toxic and corrosive chemicals that are bad for the environment and destroy delicate coil fins, limiting coil service life. Another challenge with conventional coil cleaning methods is effectively cleaning throughout the depth of coil, including the interior copper tubes.
Coil and tube Restoration has been a game changer by way of an innovative probiotic technology that detaches and eliminates biofilms from deep within coils. The result is coils that are cleaned at a microscopic level, driving increased operational efficiency, extending coil service life, and improving indoor air quality. When comprehensive AHU refurbishment is coupled with coil and tube Restoration, both the operational and hygienic integrity of the air handler is restored to like-new condition. This is verified through ATP testing, done before and after the AQUIS process to quantify active biological growth and verify its removal.
1. What are biofilms, and why are they so dangerous to the indoor environment?
2. How AHUs are amplification sites for harmful microbial growth, like biofilms.
3. How Coil Restoration eliminates biofilm while improving coil efficiency and indoor air quality (IAQ).
4. How taking a holistic approach to AHU remediation through refurbishment, coil restoration, and confirmation testing is the best approach to restoring hygienic conditions to building AHUs.
Start Time: 11/10/2021 8:00:00 AM
End Time: 11/10/2021 9:00:00 AM
CEO & President
Room Number: 203
CEU: 1 hour