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Conference and Events

Filtration & Separations in Power Generation – Unmet Needs and Advanced Technology Offerings

The power generation industry will be the focal point of the American Filtration & Separations Society (AFS) 2015 Spring Conference, April 28 – 30, at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel.  Charlotte is long-known as a major hub for textiles and banking, and also ranks nationally as a center for a widely diversified energy industry.  The AFS 2015 conference is at the center of the Charlotte region’s energy hub with its 200+ energy-oriented firms and 20,000 energy employees.


The 2014 American Filtration & Separations Society Fall Conference realized double attendance compared to the 2013 Fall Conference on a similar event covering the topic of filtration media; a positive sign the recession is drifting into the rear-view mirror and the industry is beginning to look forward positively toward the future. The 2014 Conference, titled Next Generation Filtration Media…Embracing Challenges, was held at the Hilton Rosemont at Chicago O’Hare Airport, October 13-16. Conference Co-Chairs were Andrew Goodby, Ahlstrom Filtration, LLC; Sebastian Stahl, DuPont and Sneha Swaminathan, Hollingsworth & Vose.


Advanced Technologies in Filter Media Conference

The AFS will host the Fall conference October 6 – 7, 2015 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, in Franklin, TN.  A selection of short courses will be offered on Monday, October 5.

Oil & Gas and Chemical Processing Filtration and Separations Conference Recap

View the 2014 Conference Recap - View Conference Statistics

The conference took place March 24 – 26, 2014 at the Houston Marriott Westchase.  More than 230 attendees from 15 countries participated in the conference.  The conference featured 68 papers in 18 technical sessions, 24 exhibitors and a student poster competition.  Thank you to Conference Chairs, David Engel and Van Barclay, and the Steering Committee, Wu Chen, Wenping Li and Chris Wallace.  We also thank the plenary speakers, session moderators and presenters, and the students who presented posters.


AFS Spring Conference Courses - Charlotte, NC

The following short courses will be offered at the AFS Spring Conference in Charlotte, NC:

MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015
Sheraton Charlotte Hotel
Charlotte, NC

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

Introduction to Solid/Liquid Filtration
Introduction to Gas/Air Filtration

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

Ultrafiltration Membrane
Filtration & Separattion Media Use and Market

Half Day, 0.4 CEUs

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

Reverse Osmosis System Design
Liquid Filtration Testing Basics
Microfiltration Membrane
Designing Media and Filters for Air Filtration

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Filter Media Design for Liquid Filtration Application

Half Day, 0.4 CEUs

The high efficiency at a low pressure drop of a filter is the ultimate goal throughout the filtration industry. There are two basic methods to manufacture the multi-layer media...

Register Now Oct. 14, 2013, Cincinnati, OH, USA
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Advanced Engine Filtration

Half Day, 0.4 CEUs

The objective of this short course is to provide practical information on engine and cabin filter operation, filtration process modeling, design, testing and evaluation...


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Latest News

AFS Awards Presented at Spring Conference


Congratulations to the AFS Award recipients announced at the April 28 Awards Luncheon, pictured above with the AFS Executive Committee:

2015 Young Scientist: Prashant Kulkarni
2015 Frank Tiller Award: Wallace Leung
2014 New Product of the Year: AAF ePTFE Technology
2014 Engineering Merit Award: Parker Zander HDK-CNG Dryer
2015 Senior Scientist: Saru Dawar


Student Poster Award Winners

Congratulations to the Student Poster Award winners from the AFS Filtration and Separations in Power Generation Conference.



1st Place:  Mana Amrei, VCU, Modeling Water Entry Pressure of Fibrous Materials



2nd Place:  Christine Duval, Clemson University, A Rapid Uranium Analysis using Ultrafiltration and Alpha Spectroscopy



3rd Place:  Steven Weinman, Clemson University, Development of Anti-Fouling, Anti-Microbial Membranes for Wastewater Treatment


Clarcor Press Release December 3, 2013

Franklin, TN, December 3, 2013 -- CLARCOR Inc. (NYSE: CLC) announced that it has acquired the Bekaert Advanced Filtration business from NV Bekaert SA for a purchase price of approximately €6 million ($8 million), before various contractual adjustments. The Advanced Filtration business is engaged in the same line of business as CLARCOR’s subsidiary, Purolator EFP – the manufacture and supply of engineered metal filters and systems used primarily in the polymer fiber and plastics industries. Read full article.