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Carolina Koutras, Director, Clinical Studies, R-Zero, combines an extensive background in research and innovation, having led global clinical science and R&D activities in the private sector, and the implementation of major strategic investments in health research and capacity building in the public sector. Dr. Koutras founded Mindelio Inc., a consulting company specializing in research programming in the high growth private sector and leads scientific research at RZero Systems. Dr. Koutras is a member of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology (APIC) and the IUVA and Co-Chairs the Technology and Research of Air and Surface Treatment (TRAST) Task Force. She was a Donald Burns and Louise Berlin Fellowship recipient, holds a PhD from Laval University, a BSc from Paris Descartes University, and is fluent in English, French, and Brazilian Portuguese.
Jeremy Kuempel is the Head of Hardware at R-Zero Systems where he was also the first engineering hire and employee #5. He is a mechanical engineer and product designer with experience in design, modeling, regulatory, certification, manufacturing, installations and large-scale deployments. Products lead by Jeremy over the course of his career have won 5 Red Dot Design Awards and 1 IDEAs award. Jeremy is an alum of MIT and serves on the IUVA Regulatory and Standards committee.
Director, Clinical Studies, R-Zero Systems
Head of Hardware, R-Zero Systems
Documents & Resources
|USA||Air Quality Within Commercial Aircraft|
Helps to assure safe and comfortable air quality within commercial passenger air-carrier aircraft.
|USA||Application Distance Radiometry||IES LM-91-22||2022|
|CA||CA: Pesticide Registration||Pesticide Registration||2023|
|CA||California Air Resources Board|
Since 2010, all portable indoor air cleaning devices sold to people or businesses in California are required to be certified by CARB. As of October 2020, electronic in-duct air cleaning devices are also subject to the regulation. To be certified, all air cleaners must be tested for electrical safety. Electronic air cleaners must also be tested for ozone emissions and meet an ozone emission concentration limit of 0.050 parts per million (50 ppb).
|CO||CO: Pesticide Registration||Pesticide Registration||2023|
|USA||Control of Infectious Aerosols|
Provides minimum requirements for HVAC-related measures to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19, influenza, and other airborne viruses in homes, offices, schools, hospitals during periods of high risk.
|USA||Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Ultraviolet Radiation||CDC||2014|
|DC||DC: Pesticide Registration||Pesticide Registration||2023|
|USA||Disinfection using ultraviolet radiation.|
Methods for quantitative testing of automated ultraviolet disinfection activities by direct illumination. Determination of bactericidal, mycobactericidal, sporicidal, yeasticidal, fungicidal, virucidal and phagocidal activities
|USA||Electric Fans||UL 507||2017|
|USA||Electrostatic Air Cleaners|
Addresses the safety of portable and fixed (including duct-connected) electrostatic air cleaning equipment and ion generators.
|Canada||Elevator and Escalator electrical equipment||CSA B44.1||2014|
|USA||Energy Simulation Aided Design for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings|
This standard applies to new buildings or major renovations of, or additions to, existing buildings utilizing energy simulation during the design process. This standard does not apply to single-family houses, multi-family structures of three stories or fewer above grade, manufactured houses (mobile homes) and modular homes.
|Enhanced Indoor Air Quality in Commercial and Institutional Buildings||ASHRAE 42p||2018|
|Canada||Fans and ventilators||CSA C22.2 No 113||2018|
|USA||Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and Federal Facilities|
The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) is the Federal statute that governs the registration, distribution, sale, and use of pesticides in the United States.
|FIFRA / EPA||2023|
|USA||General hospital and personal use devices||FDA 880||2023|
|USA||Heating and Cooling Equipment||UL 1995||2015|
|HI||HI: Pesticide Registration||Pesticide Registration||2023|
|Canada||Household and similar electrical appliances Safety Part 2-65: Particular requirements for air-cleaning||CSA E60335-2-65:2011 Ed. 2||2016|
|USA||Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems|
Establishes minimum legionellosis risk management requirements for building water systems.
|Canada||Light Emitting Diode (Similar to UL 8750)||CSA C22.2 No. 250.13||2022|
Safety testing for luminaires
|Canada||Luminaires (Trinational standard with UL 1598 and NMX-J-307/1-ANCE)||CSA C22.2 No. 250.0||2021|
|USA||Measuring Maintenance of Light Output Characteristics of Solid-State Light Sources||IES LM-80||2021|
|USA||Medical ultraviolet air purifier||FDA 880.6500||2023|
|USA||Method of evaluating the UV dose to airborne microorganisms transiting in-duct ultraviolet germicidal irradiation devices||ISO 15714||2019|
|USA||Method of Test for Evaluating Building Performance Simulation Software|
These standard test procedures apply to software that simulate the performance of a building and its systems. While these standard test procedures cannot test all algorithms within a building performance simulation software, they can be used to indicate major flaws or limitations in capabilities.
|USA||Method of Testing HVAC-duct mounted Devices and Systems and In-Room devices for Particle and Microorganism Removal or Inactivation in a Chamber with a Recirculating Duct System||Kathleen Owen||ASHRAE 185.5||2023|
|USA||Method of Testing In-Room Devices and Systems for Microorganism Removal or Inactivation in a Chamber||Linda Lee|
The standard establishes a method of test for evaluating inroom devices and systems for microorganism removal or inactivation in a chamber.
|USA||Method of Testing In-Room Ultraviolet Devices and Systems for Microbial Inactivation on Surfaces in a Test Room||Katja Auer||ASHRAE 185.4||2023|
|USA||Method of Testing Ultraviolet Lamps for Use in HVAC&R Units or Air Ducts to Inactivate Microorganisms on Irradiated Surfaces|
Standard 185.2 establishes a testmethod to measure the intensity of ultraviolet (UV-C) lamps on irradiatedsurfaces under typical HVAC&R operating conditions. It also defines methodsof calculating and reporting results obtained from the test data.
|USA||Method of Testing UV-C Lights for Use in Air-Handling Units or Air Ducts to Inactivate Airborne Microorganisms|
ASHRAE Standard 185.1 establishes a test method to evaluate UV-C lamps for their ability to inactivate airborne ASHRAE Standard 185.1 establishes atest method to evaluate UV-C lamps for their ability to inactivate airbornemicroorganisms. It defines procedures for generating test bioaerosols and forsampling upstream and downstream of the UV-C lamp.In addition, the standard establishesperformance specifications for test equipment, quality assurance standards, andmethods of calculating and reporting results from the test data.This method of test may also be usedto test air-cleaning devices that do not use ultraviolet technology if thedevice being tested can be installed in the testing duct system as described.Test reports should note that results were from a modified test and include thespecific device tested and modifications made to the method.
|USA||Methods Of Testing For Efficiency Of Space-Conditioning/Water Heating Appliances That Include A Desuperheater Water Heater|
This standard covers electric, air-to-air, space-conditioning appliances that include a refrigerant-to-water desuperheater and have rated cooling capacities of less than 65,000 Btu/h.
|NM||NM: Pesticide Registration||Pesticide Registration||2023|
|OK||OK: Pesticide Registration||Pesticide Registration||2023|
|USA||Optical and Electrical Measurement of Ultraviolet LEDs||IES LM-92-22||2022|
|USA||Optical and Electrical Measurements of Far UV-C Excimer Sources||IES LM-93-22||2022|
|USA||Outline of Investigation for Germicidal Systems|
Governs installed UVC luminaires for electrical and safety compliance
|USA||Outline of Investigation for Portable UV Germicidal Equipment With Uncontained UV Sources|
Covers portable germicidal equipment for use in households and similar environments households and similar environments
|USA||Performance Standard: Healthcare Germicidal Light Whole-Room Surface Disinfection||ANSI/HIS 2000:202X||2023|
|USA||Photobiological Hazards From UV Lamps||ANSI RP-27.1-22||2022|
|USA||Photobiological safety of lamps and lamp systems|
Gives guidance for evaluating the photobiological safety of lamps and lamp systems including luminaires. Specifically it specifies the exposure limits, reference measurement technique and classification scheme for the evaluation and control of photobiological hazards from all electrically powered incoherent broadband sources of optical radiation, including LEDs but excluding lasers, in the wavelength range from 200 nm through 3000 nm.
|USA||Protocols for Evaluating Ruleset Application in Building Performance Models|
This standard establishes tests and acceptance criteria for application of rulesets and related reporting for building performance models.
|ASHRAE SPC 229P||2019|
|PR||Puerto Rico: Pesticide Registration||Pesticide Registration||2023|
|USA||Refrigerant Detector Requirements||UL 60335-2-40||2019|
|EU||Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS)||RoHS||2022|
|USA||Risk Group Classification and Minimization of Photobiological Hazards From Ultraviolet Lamps and Lamp Systems||IES 27.1-2022||2022|
|Canada||Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment For Measurement, Control, and Laboratory Use;||CSA C22.2 No. 61010||2018|
|USA||Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment For Measurement, Control, and Laboratory Use;||UL 61010||2012|
|USA||Spectroradiometric Measurement Methods for Light Sources||IES LM-58||2020|
|USA||TLVs and BEI||ACGIH||2023|
|USA||Ultraviolet (UV) radiation chamber disinfection device||FDA 880.6600||2023|
|USA||Ultraviolet Air Disinfection||CIE 155:2003||2003|
|USA||Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI)|
RP44 was prepared by the IES Photobiology Committee to better inform all interested lighting specialists as well as those responsible for infectious disease control.
|USA||Ultraviolet Radiation Guidelines||ACGIH||2023|
|USA||UVC devices, safety information, permissible human exposure|
Specifies minimum human safety requirements for the use of UVC lamp devices. It is applicable to in-duct UVC systems, upper-air in room UVC systems, portable in-room disinfection UVC devices, and any other UVC devices which may cause UVC exposure to humans.
|USA||Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality|
Standard 62.1 specifies minimum ventilation rates and other measures intended to provide indoor air quality (IAQ) that?s acceptable to human occupants and that minimizes adverse health effects.
|USA||Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Residential Buildings|
Standard 62.2, ASHRAE?S consensus residential ventilation and IAQ standard for dwelling units with nontransient occupants, has been updated for 2022. The standard describes the minimum requirements to achieve acceptable IAQ via dwelling-unit ventilation, local mechanical exhaust, and source control.
|USA||Ventilation of Health Care Facilities|
|WV||WV: Pesticide Registration||Pesticide Registration||2023|
|WY||WY: Pesticide Registration||Pesticide Registration||2023|
|USA||Zero Ozone Emissions Validation|
Covers air cleaning products including standalone air cleaning devices (electrostatic air cleaners, electronic air purifiers, etc.) and Duct-mounted air cleaning devices like ionizers or UV lighting systems.