American Filtration and Separations Society to Hold Water Filtration and Filter Testing Conference

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The American Filtration and Separations Society will hold its fall topical conference at the Turf Valley Hotel in Ellicott City, MD on October 4-7, 2010. The topics for this conference are water filtration and filter testing. The conference will be co-located along with the Water Quality Association's (WQA) fall meeting.

We have participated in dozens of AFS functions for many reasons but the one which is hardest to define but may provide the most benefit is the idea of DISCOVERY. Every AFS conference I attend provides me with unexpected discoveries that have helped my business and my career.

The American Filtration and Separations Society will hold its fall topical conference at the Turf Valley Hotel in Ellicott City, MD on October 4-7, 2010. The topics for this conference are water filtration and filter testing. The conference will be co-located along with the Water Quality Association's (WQA) fall meeting.

For the latest information on the conference go to this webpage:
http://www.afssociety.org/fall2010/

What do attendees say?

"We have participated in dozens of AFS functions for many reasons but the one which is hardest to define but may provide the most benefit is the idea of DISCOVERY. Every AFS conference I attend provides me with unexpected discoveries that have helped my business and my career."
Jerry Lynch - President
Sigma Design Company, L.L.C.
Springfield New Jersey
Water Filtration and Separation

Water is the largest single application for filtration and separation worldwide. This tract will continue the AFS long history of addressing the most pressing issues in filtration and separation.

The program covers the latest technologies in home, municipal, industrial water treatment. It will include the prefiltration, microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, reverse osmosis, ion exchange, adsorption, filter aids, etc. whether for use in the most modern industrializes countries or developing third world countries. The program will focus on solutions to the demanding challenges of providing clean water to meet the requirements of modern society with the diminishing quality and supply of fresh water. Any engineer, scientist, quality, marketing, sales or administrative person associated with or interest in water treatment will find this conference quite useful.

Keynote speakers are planned to introduce the latest information in the dynamic world of water treatment to meet the worldwide demand for quality water whether it be for drinking or industrial use or reuse.

Sessions Include:

  •      Prefiltration
  •      Membranes
  •      Adsorption
  •      Ion Exchange/Softening

These sessions will cover media, device, and systems technology and developments from the leading providers of filtration and separation solutions into the water treatment market

Filter Testing & Development; Procedures, Evaluation and Application

This fourth conference on "Filter Testing" will continue the long AFS tradition of dealing with all aspects of filtration testing both for liquid and air.

The program will be well-rounded including test methods, procedures, evaluations and applications. Most types of filters will be addressed including filter aids, coalescers, and even equipment. Of course, conventional media, cartridge, bag and strainer testing will also be covered. Any plant or R&D engineer, QC personnel, test equipment suppliers, and test labs will find this conference quite useful.

Keystone speakers are planned to introduce the latest in filter testing methods and how they can be applied to real-life applications.

Sessions Include:

  •      Filter Media Testing & Development
  •      Characterization of Filter Media
  •      Cartridge, Strainer & Bag Filter Testing
  •      Filter Cleaning/Testing Procedures
  •      Filter Aid & Coalescer Developments
  •      Filter Test Methods
  •      General Filtration Application Testing

The conference technical sessions begin on Tuesday, October 5th.

Short Courses
The conference is kicked off on Monday, October 4th with seven short courses being offered.

These courses include:

Fundamentals of Liquid Filtration
Fundamentals of Air/Gas Filtration
Microfiltration Membranes
Ultrafiltration Membranes
Dewatering in Wastewater Treatment
Liquid Filtration Testing Basics
Reverse Osmosis System Design

For detailed information on the short courses go to this webpage:
http://www.afssociety.org/shortcourse/

Conference Sponsorships and Tabletop Exhibits available

As a Conference Sponsor, you will receive the publicity of being a corporate leader in the Filtration Industry. And this publicity will extend beyond the AFS Technical Conference to the AFS Conference Website.

A Conference Sponsor will receive:

  •      Company logo on the AFS website home page before and during conference
  •      Company logo on the AFS conference website before, during and after conference
  •      Company name and logo displayed on the Conference Brochure
  •      Company name and logo displayed throughout the Technical Conference area

Conference Sponsorships are available for only $1000.
AFS Corporate Sponsors receive a 50% discount on conference sponsorships.

Tabletop Exhibitor

You can also display your products and meet with industry experts with a conference Tabletop display. This is a six foot table display that is located right outside the technical presentation rooms.

These displays are available for only $1000. AFS Corporate Sponsors receive a $250 discount for a fee of $750. There is a charge of $25 for electricity.
Tabletop Exhibit does not include conference registration.
AFS Corporate Sponsors receive a 25% discount on tabletop exhibits.

More Information

For information on the conference go to:
http://www.afssociety.org/fall2010/

For information on the short courses go to:
http://www.afssociety.org/shortcourse/

For information on conference sponsorships and tabletop exhibits go to:
http://www.afssociety.org/fall2010/index.html#sponsor

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.

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