Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48T he American Filtration and Separations Society, headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., is a 501(c)3 educational society whose mission is to pro- vide a forum for exchange of information among engineers, educators, scientists and technologists in all areas of the fluid/particle separations field. The Society was founded in 1987, but its roots go back farther to a professional society set up in Great Britain in the early 1960s, a time when many technical professional organizations were founded in the industrialized world. Today, in addition to hundreds of individual members, the AFS Society has a large corporate and consultant membership that spans the filtration and separation industry, as well as component suppliers as sponsoring organiza- tions. The Society holds semi-annual technical conferences expressly devel- oped to advance the state of the industry and educational knowledge base through face-to-face collaboration. AFS Conference delegates meet leaders from across the industry spectrum, including component suppliers and filter media producers, filtration system manufacturers and distributors, end-users and academics. All are part of the world’s largest Filtration Society and the principal educator of the industry. AFS market-leading Corporate Sponsors will offer new technologies with table top displays and now booths in addition to corporate posters, at its conferences. Student and Post-Doctoral candidates offer presentations and poster sessions, highlighting the very latest, cutting edge research and tech- nology. Delegates seeking solutions will discover advanced materials, new designs, products, suppliers and concepts. AFS technical conferences have the long-standing reputation, as the premier venue for the introduction of the newest and most innovative technologies. AFS members fully own and run the Society filling leadership positions within twelve committees, twelve bi-annual elected board of director posi- tions and five members of the executive committee, all of which rotate on an elected basis. The American Filtration and Separations Society is a dynamic, growing organization of dedicated professionals willing to share time, skill, and knowledge to advance the state of this critical technology. The American Filtration and Separations Society AMERICAN FILTRATION & SEPARATIONS SOCIETY 8