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    October 5 – 8, 2015 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, in Franklin, TN

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Conference and Events

Advanced Technologies in Filter Media Conference

October 5 – 8, 2015, Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, Franklin, TN

To meet the ever increasing demand and regulations for clean and sustainable environment, designing the right filter media has become more important than ever before to obtain filters with higher efficiency and longer service life.  This conference will address market unmet needs, innovative media technologies in both air and liquid filtration and the trends for future development.  The conference is hosted by the American Filtration & Separations Society and will take place October 5 – 8, 2015 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs in Franklin, TN.

World Filtration Congress

April 11 – 16, 2016, Taipei International Convention Center, Taipei, Taiwan

The World Filtration Congress will be held .  The purpose of the conference is to create a forum for scientists, engineers and practitioners in the worldwide regions to discuss the latest techniques in related fields of filtration.  Members of the AFS and the filtration community at large are invited to submit an abstract by the deadline of June 30Read more about abstract submission and visit the 12th World Filtration Conference website.

Oil & Gas and Chemical Processing Filtration and Separations Conference

May 9 – 11, 2016, Houston Marriott Westchase

The 2014 Spring Conference focusing on filtration and separation in oil, gas and chemical processing was well received by the filtration as well as the oil and gas communities.  The Conference will be held in Houston, the mecca of the oil & gas industry.  The dates are immediately following the Offshore Technology Conference.  Save the date and make plans to attend!

Training

AFS Fall Conference Courses - Franklin, TN

The following short courses will be offered at the AFS Fall Conference in Franklin, TN:

MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2015
Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
Franklin, TN

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

Designing Media and Filters for Air Filtration
Filtration & Separation Media Use & Market
Nanofiber Technology in Filtration


Half Day, 0.4 CEUs

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

Advanced Nonwovens in Filtration
Liquid Filtration Testing Basics
Reverse Osmosis


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Nanofiber Technology in Filtration

Half Day, 0.4 CEUs

Learn various technologies for producing nanofibers, how to use and integrate nanofibers in filter media structure for enhanced filtration performance, leading players in the industry, their products in air/liquid filtration, further development and market trend.

Nanofiber Technology in Filtration – Learn various technologies for producing nanofibers, how to structure nanofibers effectively in filter media for enhanced performance, who the players are in the industry, their advanced filter products in air/liquid filtration, and the market trend.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction
    a. Nanotechnology
    b. Definition of nanofibers
    c. Nanofiber applications
    d. Nanofibers in the filtration market
    e. Why nanofibers?
  2. Methods for producing nanofibers
    a. Electrospinning
    b. Meltblowing
    c. Forcespinning
    d. Electroblown
    e. Fiber splitting
    f. Shear spinning
    g. Solution blowing
    h. Fibrilation
  3. Nanofiber integration in advanced filter media
    a. Laminated composites (3 types)
    b. Entanglement structure (2 types)
  4. Leading nanofiber producers and their products
    a. Production systems
    Elmarco, Hills, Fiberio, XanoShear, Reifenhauser, ANSTCO, MECC, Biax, etc.
    b. Media
    Freudenberg, H & V, Kimberly Clark, Ahlstrom, Espin, Finetex, Vilene, DuPont,
    Nanoval, Nanostatistics, Johns Manville, PGI, Irema, Teijin Fibers, TEDA,
    Hirose, Esfil Tehno, Miliken, Sandler, Nano Filtration, etc.
    c. Filter
    Donaldson, clarcor, Cummins, 3M, Mann+Hummel, AAF, FFT, KX Industries
    Pall, Hamscor, Mikropor, Espinex, etc.
  5. Future development and market trend

The aforementioned bullet points are representative but by no means totally inclusive.

Instructor

- See more at: http://www.afssociety.org/training-events/nanofiber-technology-in-filtration#sthash.nSggBBGQ.dpuf
Register Now Oct. 14, 2013, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Half Day, 0.4 CEUs - See more at: http://www.afssociety.org/training/#sthash.l6l6EJQd.dpuf
Register Now Oct. 14, 2013, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Half Day, 0.4 CEUs - See more at: http://www.afssociety.org/training/#sthash.l6l6EJQd.dpuf
Register Now Oct. 14, 2013, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Half Day, 0.4 CEUs - See more at: http://www.afssociety.org/training/#sthash.l6l6EJQd.dpuf
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Advanced Nonwovens in Filtration

Half Day, 0.4 CEUs

What are nonwovens? Why are they so popularly and increasingly used in air and liquid filtration? How are nonwovens produced? Why nonwovens are uniquely qualified for filtration purposes? How to select nonwovens to meet your particular filtration needs? This four hour short course will help you answer these questions and you will also learn how to conduct your own bench top forensic analysis of the filter.

Nanofiber Technology in Filtration – Learn various technologies for producing nanofibers, how to structure nanofibers effectively in filter media for enhanced performance, who the players are in the industry, their advanced filter products in air/liquid filtration, and the market trend.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction
    a. Nanotechnology
    b. Definition of nanofibers
    c. Nanofiber applications
    d. Nanofibers in the filtration market
    e. Why nanofibers?
  2. Methods for producing nanofibers
    a. Electrospinning
    b. Meltblowing
    c. Forcespinning
    d. Electroblown
    e. Fiber splitting
    f. Shear spinning
    g. Solution blowing
    h. Fibrilation
  3. Nanofiber integration in advanced filter media
    a. Laminated composites (3 types)
    b. Entanglement structure (2 types)
  4. Leading nanofiber producers and their products
    a. Production systems
    Elmarco, Hills, Fiberio, XanoShear, Reifenhauser, ANSTCO, MECC, Biax, etc.
    b. Media
    Freudenberg, H & V, Kimberly Clark, Ahlstrom, Espin, Finetex, Vilene, DuPont,
    Nanoval, Nanostatistics, Johns Manville, PGI, Irema, Teijin Fibers, TEDA,
    Hirose, Esfil Tehno, Miliken, Sandler, Nano Filtration, etc.
    c. Filter
    Donaldson, clarcor, Cummins, 3M, Mann+Hummel, AAF, FFT, KX Industries
    Pall, Hamscor, Mikropor, Espinex, etc.
  5. Future development and market trend

The aforementioned bullet points are representative but by no means totally inclusive.

Instructor

- See more at: http://www.afssociety.org/training-events/nanofiber-technology-in-filtration#sthash.nSggBBGQ.dpuf
Register Now Oct. 14, 2013, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Half Day, 0.4 CEUs - See more at: http://www.afssociety.org/training/#sthash.l6l6EJQd.dpuf
Register Now Oct. 14, 2013, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Half Day, 0.4 CEUs - See more at: http://www.afssociety.org/training/#sthash.l6l6EJQd.dpuf
Register Now Oct. 14, 2013, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Half Day, 0.4 CEUs - See more at: http://www.afssociety.org/training/#sthash.l6l6EJQd.dpuf
Read more...

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Latest News

Upcoming Meeting

The Southwest Chapter of the AFS will host a chapter meeting on Friday, July 17 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.  The meeting will feature presentations from Vanessa Marshall from Dow Chemical Company and Alfredo Cabrera from NOV/Midstream and is hosted by Stress Engineering.

Location:

Stress Engineering
13800 Westfair East Drive
Houston, TX 77041

Cost:

$20 for AFS members, $40 for Non-members

Agenda:

10:00 – 10:30 – Networking

10:30 – 11:20 – Vanessa Marshall, Filtration & Separation Equipment Selection – An End-user’s Perspective

11:20 – 11:30 – Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:20 – Alfredo Cabrera, The Next Level of Closure Technology

12:20 – 1:00 – Lunch & Networking

Register for the meeting.  Contact David Engel for additional information at david.engel@nexosolutions.com

 

AFS Awards Presented at Spring Conference

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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.

 

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

 

Poster-Duval-2nd-place

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

 

Poster-Weinman-3rd-place

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