Chinese Filtration Expert Leads List of Speakers at AFS Conference

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Wang Yanxi, chair of the Chinese Filtration Society, leads the list of speakers for the American Filtration and Separation Society's fall conference, September 23-25, 2008 at the Hilton University Place in Charlotte, NC.

The 2008 American Filtration & Separations Society (AFS) Fall Conference will be held September 23-25th in Charlotte, NC at the Hilton University Place. The Conference will have eight plenary speakers from end-users, consultants and government agencies who will detail many of the un-met needs in filtration.

Wang Yanxi, chair of the Chinese Filtration Society, will be speaking on "China's Filtration and Separation Industry." His talk discusses the development of the Chinese economy over the past 30 years which drives China's Filtration and Separation industry into a fast track of progress. As the serious problems of environmental protection arise, a large demand for solutions are emerging.

Additional speakers include Dr. Eric Peterson from the Idaho Natioanl Laboratory and Rik van Hemmen from Martin, Ottaway, van Hemmen & Doan, Inc. Dr. Peterson currently leads the Laboratory's Process Science and Technology Business Line. His talk will explore several areas of need with the filtration/separation industry, beginning with highly selective systems. He will also provide a glimpse of new developments within science-based agencies and industry.

Rik van Hemmen will examine challenges within "Filtration in the Marine Industry." This presentation will discuss issues related to filtration and separation in the maritime industry and will identify emerging opportunities.

Other keynote and plenary speakers include:

Dr. Irwin Pikus, Former Commissioner of the Presidents Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection
Chef Christoper Ivens-Brown, VP of Culinary Development for Compass Group
Dr. Susan Goldsmith, Co-founder of Inter Basic Resources (IBR)
Edward Gregor, Edward C. Gregor & Associates
Peter Cartwright, Cartwright Consulting
Edward Homonoff, Edward C. Homonoff & Associates

The conference is comprised of two tracks, one on Infrastructure and Sustainability and the other is on Filter Testing. In total there are over 60 presentations at the conference. The conference is preceded by a day of filtration short courses on September 22 at the same location.

Conference sponsorships and tabletop exhibits are still available.

For complete information on the conference go to:

For a listing of presentation for the Infrastructure and Sustainability track go to:

For a listing of presentatons for the Filter Testing track go to:

For a listing of short courses offered go to:

For information about the American Filtration and Separation Society

Suzanne Sower
American Filtration and Separations Society
7608 Emerson Ave S
Richfield, MN 55423
Phone: 612-861-1277
Fax: 612-861-7959


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