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FAQ on Medical PPE, Facemasks, N95, etc.

These are my personal views and not that of any employer. The best resource on this is the summary from the Smart Air Filters website by their CEO, Paddy Robertson.  If you want to approach problem solving in manufacturing – start with Goldratt. … Continue reading

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Medical PPE and Corona Virus: The Ideal and Improvisation

I am not an expert in this space, but my credentials are reasonable. This is my personal outlook, not that of any employer. There are heartbreaking stories of hospitals calling for PPE – especially facemasks – and courageous stories of … Continue reading

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DIY Face Masks, Homemade Masks, Facemask Cleaning, and N95 vs Surgical for Corona Virus; The Excellent Paddy Robertson Posts from Smart Air Filters

I am not the author of these posts – they are from the Smart Air Filters website by their CEO, Paddy Robertson. With the COVID-19 and Corona Virus emergency, many are struggling to download these articles to make use of … Continue reading

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ICU, IAQ and COVID-19: Hospital and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Corona Virus

[I’m not an expert, but based on the degree of panic and activity and Corona Virus, I’m writing this in an attempt to be helpful.] Assumptions: The virus does not survive as an aerosol like measles, but it does appear … Continue reading

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Personal Credentials on Porous Materials, Facemasks, Indoor Air Quality, Hospital ICUs, and Infectious Disease

I’ve spent nearly 15 years working with porous materials – helping companies develop improved porous material products, designing the production systems that deliver membranes and nonwovens, and overseeing these supply chains. I am not a facemask expert – but I’ve … Continue reading

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Constraints, Corona & Covid: Update with Everlywell testing, Chloroquine and Plasma Treatments

Goldratt teaches that to improve a system, we must identify the constraints, and then systematically work to relieve them. There are several constrains in the global pandemic: Is the information about the Coronavirus accurate? How does it spread? (It does … Continue reading

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Constraints, Corona, and Covid: Treatments – Remdesivir and Camostat Show Promise

Goldratt teaches that systems should be judged by their output, addressed at the highest level, and constraints should be removed. For a patient that has the disease, some treatment options are emerging. Remdesivir: Nucleotide analog Produced by Gilead, this class … Continue reading

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Corona Virus, Public Health, Goldratt, Goals and Global Health

As SARS-2 containment and COVID19 treatment increase in importance – many global, regional and national systems are activating, cooperating and working towards solutions. The complexity begs for an application of Goldratt’s principles: Pick a Goal. Identify constraints between the current … Continue reading

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Fluid Notes: Solar Power, Ceramic Pressure Exchangers and the Cost of Desalination

A group out of MIT made an announcement that they are able to harness solar power with a low cost – lower cost than a conventional desal plant – that was able to deliver 6 liters per hour per square … Continue reading

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Fluid Notes: PFAS and the Water Supply

RO can create clean drinking water, but it concentrates PFAS. Carbon beds can capture PFAS, but it may be released later. Continue reading

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