WFC 13 to Feature Seven Plenary Speakers

As the filtration and separations industry continues to grow and innovate in response to a quickly changing technological landscape, experts from around the world will gather at the 13th World Filtration Congress (WFC 13) in October of 2022. Hosted by the American Filtration and Separations Society, WFC 13 will include seven plenary presentations from a group of distinguished engineers, who will present exciting research at this major industry event.

The following speakers are confirmed as plenary presenters at WFC 13:

  • Mr. Geoff Crosby, Senior Director/General Manager of High-Efficiency Filtration, Alkegen:
    “From Farm to (Operating) Table:  Air Quality and Health”
  • Dr. Eric Hoek, consultant, entrepreneur, inventor and Professor of Environmental Engineering at UCLA:
    “Engineering the Next-Generation of Membrane Materials Needed to Achieve Global Water Sustainability Goals”
  • Mr. Val Hollingsworth, President & CEO, Hollingsworth & Vose:
    “Public Awareness of the Energy Benefits of Filtration”
  • Dr. Martin Lehmann, Principal Expert Research Network and Public Funding, Mann + Hummel GmbH
  • Prof. Wallace Leung, Distinguished Research Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University:
    “Filtration and Purification Nanofiber Technologies for Combating Novel Coronavirus Outbreak”
  • Prof. David Pui, Professor and Department Chair, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota:
    “Filtration Solutions for a Sustainable Environment”
  • Prof. Andrew Zydney, Bayard D. Kunkle Chair and Director of the Center of Excellence in Industrial Biotechnology at The Pennsylvania State University:
    “Membrane Technology for the Production of Biopharmaceuticals”

As the rate of technological advance continues to increase exponentially, there are few disciplines that are expected to keep up with as great an amount and variety of needs. Filtration and separations represent one of those disciplines. Our innovations are critical to countless applications in hundreds of industries, from biopharmaceuticals to emission control, from space travel to freshwater scarcity, and from power generation to virus filtration. There is hardly an area on the frontier of technological change that doesn’t depend on filtration and separations.

Held every four years (with the upcoming event having been delayed since 2020 due to the pandemic), World Filtration Congress is like no other filtration event due to the extraordinary array of technical and educational offerings and based on the number of countries and industries represented among the thousands of attendees. The International Delegation on Filtration (INDEFI) created the first World Filtration Congress in 1974. Its prime mission is to share information and keep up with the increasing problem-solving demands of filtration and separations technology. INDEFI now includes 13 member countries – Austria, Australia, China, Chinese Taipei, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Japan, Korea, Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden), UK and the United States.

This exceptional technical forum attracts a wide variety of professionals, including scientists, researchers, academic professors, engineers, practitioners, entrepreneurs, end-users, university students of different disciplines and legislators.

Learn more at, WFC 13 LinkedIn page or WFC 13 Twitter feed.

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