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    May 9-11, 2016 at the Houston Marriott Westchase, in Houston, TX

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Conference and Events

Oil, Gas and Chemicals Filtration & Separations Conference – Expo

May 9 – 11, 2016, Houston Marriott Westchase

Make plans to attend and participate in the 2016 Spring Conference and Expo, May 9 – 11 at the Houston Marriott Westchase.  In the ever increasing demand for energy and hydrocarbon-based products, process separation plays a critical role in enabling operations to run at higher capacities with low operational cost and reduced environmental impact.   The conference will include not only talks on technologies, but also on key subject areas such as produced water treatment and natural gas processing, and will focus on both mechanical and chemical means to promote process separation.  Late breaking abstracts can be submitted to Lyn Sholl in the AFS office at  Learn more about the conference from the conference website.

In addition to the plenary sessions, technical sessions and student poster competition, the conference will feature an expo with exhibit booths.  Showcase your company by becoming an exhibitor and/or sponsor of the conference!   View Exhibitor and Sponsor Prospectus to learn more about the expo and benefits of participation.

Registration for the conference will open in January.  Learn more about the Short courses to be offered on Monday, May 9.  If you have questions regarding the conference or expo, please contact Lyn Sholl in the AFS office at

Air and Water Solutions Conference

October 25 – 26, 2016, DoubleTree San Diego Mission Bay

Save the date!  Look for the Fall Conference website in March.  Abstract submission will open in April!


AFS Spring Conference Courses - Houston, TX

The following short courses will be offered at the AFS Spring Conference in Houston, TX:

MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016
Houston Marriott Westchase
Houston, TX

Full Day, 0.8 CEUs
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Introduction to Liquid Filtration
Introduction to Gas/Air Filtration

Half Day, 0.4 CEUs
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Morning

Coalescer Training – Principles and Industrial Applications
Filtration & Separation Media Use & Market
Fuel/Oil/Lube/Hydraulic Filtration
Microfiltration Membrane

Half Day, 0.4 CEUs

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Afternoon

Advanced Nonwovens in Filtration
Designing Media and Filters for Air Filtration
Ultrafiltration Membrane

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Latest News

AFS Will Host the 13th World Filtration Congress (WFC 13)


After the announcement was made by the INDEFI Board AFS Members joined together to celebrate in the AFS booth.
From left to right: Chris Wallace, Rahul Bharadwaj, Christine Sun, Klaas De Waal, Lyn Sholl, Wallace Leung, Wu Chen and Wenping Li.

The American Filtration & Separations Society was awarded the host country for World Filtration Congress 13 to be held in spring of 2020.  This will be the third World Filtration Congress hosted in North America; the last being in New Orleans in 2004, an event that set the record as the best Congress to date, at the time.  Following every World Congress, a host country must wait a minimum of 16 years to re-apply to host the event again.  


Oberlin Filter Opens New Worldwide Headquarters and Manufacturing Plant

Oberlin Filter Company opened its new 96,000 square foot worldwide headquarters and manufacturing plant located in Pewaukee, WI, adjacent to the Waukesha County Airport with overlooking views of the runways. The new plant sits on a 10 acre site with 66,000 square feet of factory space and 30,000 square feet of office space. The new plant is nearly double the size of their previous plant. Oberlin broke ground in April 2015 and moved in February 2016.


Upcoming Dixie Chapter Meeting

Please join us for the upcoming Dixie Chapter Meeting:

Date: September 15, 2016
Location: Richmond, VA
Theme: Innovative Filtration Solutions  
For Sponsorship and Presentation opportunities, contact Todd Furbee,, Ph: 804-798-2888


AFS Awards Presented at Fall Conference


Students pictured from left to right are Jia Wang, Zhangxin Wang, Steven Weinman, Kokuvi Akoto, Nithinart Chitpong, and Christine Duval.

The AFS sponsors a student poster competition at the Fall and Spring conferences.  Fourteen students competed at the Advanced Technologies in Filter Media Conference.  Congratulations to all the students who competed. The winners were:

  • 1st place, Christine Duval, Clemson University – Rapid Uranium Isotopic Analysis using Ultrafiltration and Alpha Spectroscopy
  • 2nd place, Nithinart Chitpong, Clemson University – Poly(acrylic acid) Functionalized Cellulose Nanofiber Composite Membranes for Removal of Heavy Metals from Impaired Waters
  • 3rd place, Kokuvi Akato, University of Tennessee – Meltblown Submicron Fiber Filter Media from Ingeo, a Sustainable Polymer
  • Honorable mention was given to:
    • Zhangxin Wang, Vanderbilt University – Anti-oil-fouling Membrane Distillation Enabled by Omniphobic Membrane
    • Steven Weinman, Clemson University – Development of Anti-fouling, Anti-microbial Membranes for Wastewater Treatment
    • Jia Wang, Case Western Reserve University – Fibrous Filters Using a Novel Co-extrusion Process for Fuel Filtration