Healthy Buildings 2022

The ISIAQ meeting Healthy Buildings America 2021 is taking place this week, Jan 18 – 20 on a virtual format due to the omicron wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a list of talks that we recommend, that are authored by grantees of the Chemistry of Indoor Environments Program.

The full conference program and a detailed listing of the sessions and their times can be viewed here.

All times below are shown in CST

Tuesday, 18 January

9am – 10:45 am Indoor Microbiome and Fungal Exposures

Specialized Indoor Environments: Fungal Growth and Relative Humidity in Dust Collected from the International Space Station » Mr. Nicholas Nastasi, Ms. Ashleigh Bope, Dr. Marit Meyer, Dr. John Horack, Dr. Karen Dannemiller

9:30am – 11am Cleaning and Disinfection

Disinfectant Type and its Relationship with Antimicrobial Resistance in Isolates and Communities » Ms. Olivia Barber, Prof. Erica Hartmann

MS2 and Phi6 bacteriophages on carpet and dust: viability and cleaning methods » Mr. Nicholas Nastasi, Ms. Nicole Renninger, Ms. Ashleigh Bope, Mr. Samuel Cochran, Mr. Justin Greaves, Dr. Sarah Haines, Ms. Neeraja Balasubrahmaniam, Ms. Katelyn Stuart, Mrs. Jenny Panescu, Dr. Kyle Bibby, Dr. Natalie Hull, Dr. Karen Dannemiller

11:15am – 12:45pm SARS-CoV-2: Monitoring/Transmission in Buildings

Using HVAC Filter Dust as a Monitoring Tool for SARS-CoV-2 in a Large, Multi-Story, Residential Building » Mr. David Jarma, Dr. Kerry Kinney, Dr. Juan Maestre, Dr. Atila Novoselac, Mr. Daniel Blomdahl, Dr. Pawel Misztal

Environmental viral monitoring at the building level for SARS-CoV2 » Ms. Nicole Renninger, Mr. Nicholas Nastasi, Ms. Ashleigh Bope, Mr. Samuel Cochran, Dr. Sarah Haines, Ms. Neeraja Balasubrahmaniam, Mr. John Van Dusen, Ms. Katelyn Stuart, Mr. Aaron Bivins, Dr. Kyle Bibby, Dr. Natalie Hull, Dr. Karen Dannemiller

1:15pm – 2:45pm Indoor Chemical Sources & Exposures I

Exposure to oxygenated volatile organic compounds during and after indoor disinfection events » Mr. Daniel Blomdahl, Dr. Leif Jahn, Mr. Nirvan Bhattacharyya, Ms. Pearl Abue, Ms. Mengjia Tang, Prof. Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz, Dr. Atila Novoselac, Dr. Pawel Misztal

Secondary organic aerosol formation from the reaction of chlorine atoms with compounds attributable to human occupants » Dr. Anita Avery, Ms. Francesca Majluf, Dr. Jordan Krechmer, Dr. Harald Stark, Prof. Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz, Prof. William Brune, Dr. Manjula Canagaratna, Dr. Andrew Lambe

1:15pm – 2:00pm Poster Session 5A: Pathogens, Cleaning and Infection Risk

Predicting Probabilities of Contracting Different Airborne Infectious Diseases Using CO2 Measurements While Studying in an Austin Smoothie Shop » Ms. Rileigh Robertson, Dr. Pawel Misztal, Dr. Sahil Bhandari, Prof. Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz

Chlorhexidine Interacts with Disinfectants and Microbes on Indoor Surfaces » Mr. Tyler Shimada, Ms. Jiaxian Shen, Ms. Olivia Barber, Prof. Erica Hartmann

4:15pm – 5:45pm Healthy Buildings Roundtable I: Sources, Exposures and Beyond

Effect of personal hygiene on human emissions and indoor air chemistry » Dr. Gabriel Beko, Dr. Nijing Wang, Dr. Shen Yang, Dr. Dusan Licina, Dr. Pawel Wargocki, Prof. Jonathan Williams

6:35pm – 7:15pm Poster Session 1B: Sources and Health Effects

Gene expression in fungi associated with materials degradation in aircraft » Ms. Nicole Renninger, Dr. Vanessa Varaljay, Dr. Wendy CrookesGoodson, Dr. Karen Dannemiller

6:35pm – 7pm Poster Session 3B: COVID-19

Analysis of the dispersion of droplets in an air-conditioned classroom by CFD simulation » Dr. Hyungkeun Kim, Mr. Donghyun Kim, Prof. Taeyeon Kim

Wednesday, 19 January

9am – 10:45am Indoor Microbiome and Fungal Exposures

Meta-analysis of the Indoor Microbiome: Where Are We Now and Where Should We Go? » Ms. Jiaxian Shen, Ms. Yuhan Weng, Mr. Vikas Ahluwalia, Ms. Phuong Lam, Mr. Kaiyu (Kevin) Huang, Ms. Jourdan He, Prof. Fangqiong Ling, Prof. Erica Hartmann

11am – 12:15pm Poster Session 5B: IAQ and Ventilation

Analysis of Building Age and Room Size on Carbon Dioxide Levels in University Classrooms » Ms. Kate Gayler, Ms. Sangeetha Kumar, Dr. Kerry Kinney, Dr. Atila Novoselac

1:15pm – 2:30pm Poster Session 5C: Chemical/PM Sources & Exposures

Emission of VOCs and Particles from Wood Products during Cutting and Drilling: Implications for Occupational Exposure » Ms. Sarah Deek, Ms. Paulien Aerts, Dr. Pawel Misztal, Dr. Atila Novoselac, Dr. Kerry Kinney, Mr. Nsilo Berry, Ms. Rebecca Stamm, Ms. Teresa McGrath, Mr. Bill Walsh

Thursday, 20 January

8am – 9am Poster Session 5D: Comfort, Productivity and Health

Hanji window application for improvement of indoor air quality » Mr. Suwhan Yee, Dr. Donghyun Rim

9am – 10:30 am Engineering Controls for Healthy Buildings

Performance of a wall-mounted kitchen rangehood for electric and gas stoves » Mr. Seongjun Park, Ms. Shinhyee Lee, Prof. Myoung-Souk Yeo, Prof. Donghyun Rim

Ozone Removal Performance of UV-PCO Devices » Ms. Mengjia Tang, Dr. Atila Novoselac

11am – 12:30 pm COVID-19 Transmission: Ventilation, Filtration, Controls II

Performance of an upper room UVGI system based on two analytical models » Mr. Seongjun Park, Dr. Donghyun Rim, Dr. Richard Mistrick

Evaluation of ventilation and social distancing as control strategies for viral aerosols in buildings » Mr. Gen Pei, Dr. Donghyun Rim

1:15pm – 2:45pm Indoor Chemical Sources & Exposures II

Quantifying VOC and mVOC Emissions from Wood » Ms. Paulien Aerts, Dr. Pawel Misztal, Ms. Sarah Deek, Dr. Atila Novoselac, Dr. Kerry Kinney, Mr. Nsilo Berry, Ms. Teresa McGrath, Mr. Bill Walsh, Ms. Rebecca Stamm

Microbial growth and mVOC emissions from building materials associated with increased moisture » Dr. Sarah Haines, Ms. Emma Hall, Ms. Katarzyna Marciniak, Dr. Pawel Misztal, Prof. Allen Goldstein, Dr. Rachel Adams, Dr. Karen Dannemiller

1:15pm – 2:45pm Indoor Air Quality & Health Effects II

Seasonal implications for asthma control in New York City: increased springtime concentrations of total fungi and allergenic fungal species in a pediatric asthma cohort » Mr. Samuel Cochran, Dr. Luis Acosta, Mr. Adnan Divjan, Mrs. Angela Lemons, Dr. Andrew Rundle, Dr. Rachel Miller, Dr. Brett Green, Dr. Matthew Perzanowski, Dr. Karen Dannemiller

4:15pm – 5:45pm Schools

Characterizing Ventilation Systems in University Classrooms » Ms. Sangeetha Kumar, Ms. Annette Nguyen, Ms. Kate Gayler, Ms. Grace Madigan, Dr. Atila Novoselac

4:15pm – 4:45pm Poster Session 4B: Engineering Controls/Ventilation

Personal PM2.5 exposures of husband and wife by residential characteristics in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia » Mr. Donghyun Kim, Ms. Hyerin Shin, Dr. Sooyoung Guak, Mr. Jargalsaikhan Galsuren, Prof. Davaalkham Dambadarjaa, Prof. Kiyoung Lee