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Retrofitting in Kuwait, Oman and the UAE

Ashok Jha, Head, FM & Retrofit Projects, Universal Voltas LLC, provides an overview of trends driving demand for retrofits in Kuwait, Oman and the UAE

Added: Jan 18, 2021 | By Hannah Jo Uy


Building for the “new normal”

The drying up of new projects from COVID-triggered economic uncertainty has spurred greater awareness and interest towards retrofit projects. Will the new wave of retrofits place greater emphasis on IAQ, or like before, will efforts solely be towards energy efficiency, with an eye on reducing operational costs? Hannah Jo Uy has the story…

Added: | By Hannah Jo Uy

The sky is not an infinite sink

Let us renew our hearts and re-engineer our minds, says Dr Iyad Al-Attar, as he examines the underlying links among power generation, air pollution and air quality.

Added: Mar 12, 2018 | By CCME Content Team


The royal treatment

Guest comfort and sustainability are top priorities, says Irina Kurbatova, Environment, Health and Safety Director of Emirates Palace, as she talks about how the hotel maintains a well-ventilated indoor space, while still meeting energy-reduction targets.

Added: Mar 14, 2017 | By CCME Content Team


AFPRO Filters joins Eurovent Middle East

Vice President of the company says that becoming a member of the body offers a huge growth opportunity in the Middle East region

Added: Feb 28, 2017 | By CCME Content Team

What is ailing air filters?

Dr Iyad Al-Attar lists a few practices explaining the reason behind frequent failure of air filters.

Added: Jul 12, 2016 | By Nayantara N


The filtration compass

Dr Iyad Al-Attar warns us of the abyss of truth we confront when we deviate from the roadmap for providing clean air and take the fast track to filtration bankruptcy.

Added: Mar 8, 2014 | By Dr Iyad Al-Attar


Not in my back yard!

Focusing his attention on the much-neglected issue of emission by kitchen exhausts, Dr Iyad Al-Attar discusses why air filtration considerations should be included in the decision-making process in this area.

Added: Feb 6, 2014 | By Dr Iyad Al-Attar

I believe …

In the fifth of a multi-part, in-depth series on air filtration, Dr Iyad Al-Attar gives a call to the HVAC industry leaders, engineers and governments to pledge anew to work for the cause of creating cleaner indoor environment.

Added: May 16, 2013 | By Dr Iyad Al-Attar


Pockets of resistance

There appears to be a preconceived notion that the greater the surface area covered, the more efficient the filter performance, which leads to the introduction of extra pockets. Dr Iyad Al-Attar systematically dispels this notion and emphasises the need for a filtration strategy for achieving better Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).

Added: Mar 10, 2013 | By Dr Iyad Al-Attar

Unclogging Filters and Mindsets

Arguing that unclogging of filters plays a critical role in ensuring better Indoor Air Quality, Dr Iyad Al-Attar demonstrates why it is important to determine when and how clogging occurs.

Added: Nov 17, 2012 | By Dr Iyad Al-Attar

The need to quantify

After providing a broad sweep of the various issues involved in air filtration in his scientifically researched and highly acclaimed first series, Dr Iyad Al-Attar begins his new series, wherein he conducts an in-depth analysis of the subject and offers his erudite insights. In Part I, he argues that the science of air filtration is driven by its quest for perfection, which is why filter testing is critically important.

Added: Sep 18, 2012 | By CCME Content Team


The Long and Dusty Road Ahead …

In this last and final installment on the present series on air filtration, Dr Iyad Al-Attar highlights the need for better air filtration technology for improved Indoor Air Quality and reiterates his call for joint responsibility to ensure that this becomes a reality. We hope that the sincerity his voice exudes and the earnestness and urgency of his mission has reached out to our readers.

Added: Jul 13, 2012 | By Dr Iyad Al-Attar


A microscopic view of particles

Dr Iyad Al-Attar explains the importance of defining critical parameters, such as particle size, which affect the performance of air filters. He also strongly advocates the view that we need to take strides in the field of air filtration today to make a positive impact on the health of generations to come.

Added: Jun 13, 2012 | By Dr Iyad Al-Attar

Waiting to exhale …

In Part 13 of the series on air filtration, Dr Iyad Al-Attar dispels misconceptions regarding particle straining and highlights the fact that the subject deserves greater attention.

Added: Apr 14, 2012 | By Dr Iyad Al-Attar

Filtration Stages

In Part 12 of the series on air filtration, Dr. Iyad Al-Attar discusses the function of each filtration stage and the filter design required and also addresses underlying reasons that would make filter performance deviate from the laboratory test reports

Added: Mar 13, 2012 | By Dr Iyad Al-Attar


Filtration selection – eliminating errors

In Part 11 of the series on air filtration, Dr Iyad Al-Attar explains the three vital stages of air filtration selection and argues that efficient air filtration is a concept whose time has come.

Added: Feb 9, 2012 | By Dr Iyad Al-Attar

Airing his Views

A champion of clean air and an expert on air filtration, Dr Iyad Al-Attar, Regional Director (Middle East) and International Consultant, EMW Filtertechnik, Germany, is familiar to readers of Climate Control Middle East through his series of analytical articles on the subject. He provides personal glimpses during his conversation with B Surendar.

Added: Jan 5, 2012 | By B Surendar

Galloping towards the Horsepower of Filtration

In Part 10 of the series on air filtration, Dr Iyad Al-Attar points out the fact that each filter has several efficiencies depending on the particle size distribution, thus challenging the basic assumption applied to filters and the flow rate used in testing. He also envisages a future where the definition of filtration efficiency is more nuanced and accurate.

Added: | By Dr Iyad Al-Attar


The Power of the Unknown Parameters

The performance of dust-loaded filters is not well-established, and there is much to be discovered. Future discoveries will help to rectify our past and current activities in filter design, manufacturing and operation of air filters, says Iyad Al-Attar

Added: Nov 30, 2011 | By Dr Iyad Al-Attar


Air Filtration: The interconnection we need to admit

In the sixth part of the series on air filtration, Iyad Al-Attar examines the impact of filter fouling on fan efficiency, heat transfer mechanism and the occupant’s thermal comfort.

Added: Jul 30, 2011 | By Dr Iyad Al-Attar


Unravelling the mystery of air filter behaviour

Iyad Al-Attar follows particles on their microscopic journey, and argues that the selection process of filters needs to be accorded the seriousness it deserves.

Added: Jun 30, 2011 | By CCME Content Team

Air filtration – the sole line of defence

In the fourth part of the series on air filtration, Iyad Al-Attar interrogates if our indoor spaces are designed to prevent the spread of airborne contaminants, and stresses that compromising on residential and hospital indoor air quality is, or should be, unacceptable.

Added: May 30, 2011 | By Dr Iyad Al-Attar

Sandstorms – can air filters combat them?

In the third part of the series on air filtration, Iyad Al-Attar follows the microscopic journey of particles during a sandstorm, and asks a few relevant questions.

Added: Apr 20, 2011 | By Dr Iyad Al-Attar


Clearing the air … about filtration

Air filtration, as we all know, is the process of separating dispersed particles from a dispersing fluid by means of porous media.

Added: Feb 20, 2011 | By CCME Content Team


A breath of fresh air feature

Jose Franco discusses air filtration systems, which according to insiders, have been overlooked, underestimated and, sometimes, misunderstood in the region.

Added: Nov 19, 2010 | By CCME Content Team