Jack H. Zarour
San Jose State University
1 Washington Sq
San Jose, CA 95192
United States
Region: X
Honorarium: none

Jack has spent more than four decades in the fields of Semiconductor, Bio Tech and Pharmaceuticals, focusing on building design, clean rooms, commissioning, FDA compliance, sustainability and energy performance.

Jack receive his undergraduate degree in Engineering Technology with emphasis in HVAC & R from California Polytechnic State University. He served in various capacities in Semiconductor and Pharma facilities, as well as started and managed the largest Design Build Mechanical Contracting firm in Silicon Valley at the time, until he sold it in 2000. The company is still operating successfully.

Jack is a Life Member of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). He served ASHRAE at all different positions at the local San Jose Chapter including President of the Chapter 1992, he has also served many Regional positions at the Region X including Director and Society Board Member. He served on various committees including Standards, Society Rules, Membership and Nominating Committees.

Jack is a charter member of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE), Golden Gate Chapter. He has given many presentation and seminars on design, operating and managing Pharmaceutical facilities. He has designed and built facilities all over the world, including Canada, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Spain, Mexico and Puerto Rico and throughout the US.

Jack was instrumental in the design and implementation of a Climate Impact project to upgrade/replace chillers and cold rooms in 19 locations to utilize Ammonia/CO2 refrigeration, replacing Ozone depleting and Global Warming refrigerant, and to improve the energy performance.

GMP Manufacturing Environments
Discussion of the primary objective of manufacturing in an ideal GMP environment is that this should lead to a high-quality product being produced. Manufacturing in an ideal environment not only leads to better quality products but should also result in: Improved production rates And Operator comfort, satisfaction and safety.
What is a Clean Room?
Cleanroom is an environment where the particulate contamination & bacterial contamination are limited to prescribed levels. The concentration of airborne particles is controlled, and which is constructed and used in a manner to minimize the introduction, generation, and retention of particles inside the room (ISO 14644-1)
HVAC Psychometrics
Psychrometrics is a subscience of physics dealing with the properties of moist air and the processes in which the temperature and/or the water vapor content of the mixture are changed. Moist air is defined as a mixture of two gases: dry air and water vapor (the gas phase of H2O).
Discuss the definition and Purpose of Filtration, particle Sizes, Capture Mechanisms and Particulate Penetration. Also, a look at the Efficiency, Application and Types of Filters.
Discuss what is pressurization, the benefits of pressurization, Key drivers for pressurization, source of contamination and when the pressurization concepts should be developed.
Talk about Energy efficiency and sustainability goals, Challenges and Opportunities, Energy Focus Areas and Employee Engagement.
Natural Refrigerant Alternatives
Discuss Drivers for Refrigerant Alternative, Refrigerant Phase Out, Significant New Alternatives Policy, Refrigerant History, Alternate Refrigerants and Application of Natural Refrigerants.