Research Institute Selects Papers, Sets Agenda For State of Cleaning Science Symposium

Albany, NY – (February 19, 2007) The Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI) today announced the final papers that have been selected for presentation at its 2007 Symposium and Conference. The 2007 Symposium is scheduled for April 30 through May 2 on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).

The theme for this year’s conference is The State of Cleaning Science™, and will include presentations from two types of papers. The first is a series of "foundation" papers created by the CIRI Science Advisory Council identifying the latest information available on cleaning science. The second is a series of papers from industry and academic researchers evaluating different aspects of the cleaning process. There will also be panel discussions at the end of each day in an open forum to allow for attendee feedback and input on the papers.

The Foundation Papers include:

  • The Science of Cleaning
  • Cleaning and Special Environments
  • Microbial Risk Reduction: The Benefits of Effective Cleaning
  • The Chemistry of Cleaning
  • Testing of Cleaning Technology
  • The Benefits of Cleaning
  • Measurement of Cleaning Effectiveness
  • Green Cleaning – a Multifaceted Approach

The Evaluation Papers include:

  • A Method to Evaluate the Impact of Cleaning Products And Processes on Indoor Air Quality
  • An In-use Laboratory Model for Evaluating the Potential For Cross-Contamination Associated with Traditional and New Floor Mopping Practices
  • A Comparison of Cleaning Methods in Removing Soils and Bacteria from Restroom Grout Lines

Based on the final presentation selection, CIRI has also finalized the agenda for the two and a half day event:

Monday, April 30           
                              7:00 pm – 9:00 pm           Reception and Welcome
Tuesday, May 1           
                              8:00 am – 4:00 pm           Technical Papers
                              4:00 pm – 5:30 pm           Panel Discussion:  Open Forum for Feedback
Wednesday, May 2           
                              8:00 am – 2:00 pm           Technical Papers
                              2:00 pm – 3:30 pm           

Panel Discussion: The Future of Cleaning Science & Research

Note: Breakfast and lunch buffets will be included on both days.