Vehicle Emission Solutions - American Filtration and Separations Society

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The American Filtration & Separations Society is hosting its 4th Biennial Emissions Solutions in Transportation Conference in Ann Arbor, MI, October 5-8, 2009. The Conference has Short Courses on Monday, October 5th dealing with the Basics of Air and Liquid filtration as well as four additional courses, with technical sessions starting on Tuesday, October 6th. Also on Monday, October 5th is a tour of the Ford Emissions Lab.

The American Filtration & Separations Society is hosting its 4th Biennial Emissions Solutions in Transportation Conference in Ann Arbor, MI, October 5-8, 2009. The Conference has Short Courses on Monday, October 5th dealing with the Basics of Air and Liquid filtration as well as four additional courses, with technical sessions starting on Tuesday, October 6th. Also on Monday, October 5th is a tour of the Ford Emissions Lab.

This Conference is designed specifically for both the engineer and mangers that have a vested interest in current and new technologies and future needs in emission solutions. The program is created to cover most every aspect of the industry an engineer will encounter. It begins with idea creation and innovative concepts through final testing procedures and the updated status of governing and future regulations from CARB, EPA etc. The audience will consist of senior executives, business, technical and research managers from OEM's, industry suppliers, filtration and separations companies, all with the objective to understand current industry needs and identify future opportunities.

The regulators continue to up the ante and emission control technology improvements seem to follow. It all stated in the 1980's and accelerated in the 1990's. The fittest survived, yet the beat goes on, seemly, without end. Reach one level and another is there to take its place. Getting to market with innovative cost-effective technology is a constant challenge.

Highlighting the Conference are a number of well-known industry supplier, regulatory, advisory and OEM plenary, luncheon and banquet speakers.

-Dr. Dennis Assanis, University of Michigan, Director, W.E. Lay Automotive Laboratory will be the Wednesday luncheon keynoter addressing the subject of Recent Achievements in Engine Design.

-Cleophas Jackson, Assistant EPA Director for the Compliance and Innovative Strategies Division in EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality. As the lead-off plenary speaker Mr. Jackson will discuss the impact of Future Engine Emission Regulations

-Ken Howden, U.S. Department of Energy, is the Tuesday luncheon keynote speaker and will provide insight into the U.S. Governments activities in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

-Dr. David Cole, Chairman, Center for Automotive Research the keynote gala banquet speaker Tuesday evening and will speak to the topic of concern to everyone; The Future of the Automotive Industry

-Charlie Freese, Executive Director, General Motors Powertrain Engineering, our banquet speaker two years ago, will provide plenary speaker insight and background on the subject of Energy Efficient, Low Emission Powertrain Systems.

-Kevin W. Westerson, Director RT&E, Cummins Filtration will be the concluding plenary speaker Thursday and address issues relating to Advances in Diesel Emission Control Technology

For information on the emissions conference go to:

http://www.afssociety.org/fall2009/index.html

Short Courses targeted at transportation issues are:

-Advanced Engine Filtration: The course will provide practical information on all of the critical engine filtration systems, including air, crankcase ventilation, fuel, lube and emission control subsystems.

-Advanced Topics in Filter Testing - Engine Emissions & Particle Counting: This course will provide practical information on testing associated with emissions control. It covers both the measurement of combustion byproducts, e.g., exhaust and crankcase emissions, and with maintaining the integrity of the fuel injection system required to meet emission regulations.

Short Course for those individuals who seek to understand filtration principles are:

-Basic Liquid Filtration and Separations: Attendees will learn the overall spectrum of solid/liquid separation. They will gain the basic understanding of the principles behind liquid filtration so they can determine what type of filter will meet their requirements. There is an overview of the various competing technologies.

-Basic Gas/Air Filtration & Separation: Attendees will learn the overall spectrum of solid/gas separation. They will gain the basic understanding of the principles behind gas filtration so they can determine what type of filter will meet their requirements. There is an overview of the various competing technologies.

-Microfiltration and Ultrafiltration Membranes: In these two half-day courses, attendees will learn in-depth knowledge of the various types of microporous membranes including: Strengths and Weaknesses, Performance Characteristics, Integrity Testing, Retention Efficiency, Ratings and Comparisons. Attendees will learn to differentiate between microporous, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, and reverse osmosis membranes. These courses provides an in-depth study of the microfiltration and ultrafiltration membranes typically used in the Pharmaceutical, Microelectronic, Food and Beverage, Water and Waste Water, Chemical, Laboratory, and Medical Markets.

For information on the filtration short courses go to:

http://www.afssociety.org/fallshortcourse/index.htm

AFS is the premier organization in North America dedicated to R&D, problem solutions and technology transfer in filtration and separation for the benefit of industrial processes, individual health and a clean environment.

The AFS conferences and events bring together the industry leaders, presenting the greatest opportunity to meet and hear the newest information in filtration and separation technology.

Over the past two years, over 300 organizations have sent representatives to AFS events. These companies understand the value of employees with knowledge of the latest information in filtration and separation technology.

For information on the American Filtration & Separation Society go to:

http://www.afssociety.org/index.htm

Contact Information:

Suzanne Sower
Executive Manager
American Filtration & Separations Society
7608 Emerson Ave S
Richfield, MN 55423
Ph: 612-861-1277
Fax: 612-861-7959

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