Esmeralda Herrero BSc. PhD

 

Esmeralda Herrero graduated from University College Dublin (UCD) with a BSc in Pharmacology and completed a PhD in Microbiology in University College Dublin. Her research investigated bacterial proteases and their role in prion decontamination and was filed into a UK patent in 2015. Following her PhD, Esmeralda worked for a year as research and development scientist for a novel biotech company before her role as scientific officer in virology in airmid healthgroup.

Esmeralda has over 5 years research experience in mammalian cell culture, molecular biology, bacterial culturing, infectious assays, protein purification, protein biochemistry and laboratory management

 

Tristan Russell BSc. PhD

 

Tristan graduated from the University of Leeds with a BSc in Microbiology. During his degree, Tristan completed a one-year internship at a pharmaceutical company where he gained experience of working in an industrial laboratory. Tristan moved to Ireland in 2014 after choosing to study for a PhD at University College Dublin. The PhD research used molecular biology techniques to study infectious disease, specifically host-virus interactions. Tristan recently graduated from his PhD and joined the virology team at airmid healthgroup in the spring of 2019.  

 

Kevin Ellison

 

Kevin is in his third year at DCU where he has been studying Genetics and Cell biology. He is working in the Environmental Chambers under the supervision of Jake Behan.

 

ASTM F1471-09

Description of the Test

Standard Test Method for Air Cleaning Performance of a High-Efficiency Particulate Air- Filter System

Products that can be tested

High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter systems

Scope

  • This test method covers the procedure and equipment for measuring the penetration of test particles through high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter systems using a laser aerosol spectrometer (LAS). This test method provides the capability of evaluating the overall effectiveness of HEPA filter systems consisting of one or two filter stages.
  • The aerosols used for testing have a heterodisperse size distribution in the submicrometer diameter range from 0.1 to 1.0 μm.
  • The purpose for conducting in-place filter testing by this test method is in the ability to determine penetration of multi-stage installations.
  • This test method provides a comparative indication of the capability and essential performance characteristics of high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter systems.

Samples Required

Upon request

Turnaround Time

Upon request

References

http://www.astm.org/Standards/F1471.htm

 

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