The American Filtration & Separations Society held its 30th Anniversary Conference at the spacious and accommodating Galt House in Louisville, Ky., April 10-13, and what a memorable packed and full event, fitting for such a momentous time it was! Conference Chairs this spring were Rahul Bharadwaj, AAF/Flanders; Jeni Wong, Johns Manville; and Martin Lehmann, MANN + HUMMEL GmbH.
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the Society held both of its traditional half and full day Short Courses – eleven in all – with the largest delegate attendance in years
Phil Whitaker, CEO of AAF/Flanders, speaking on the Future of Air Filtration followed by Andres Wiegmann of Math2Market, who detailed Concepts of Modeling Filter Media
Moderators for the 18-sessions conference, typically with 4 presentations per session, included: Wilson Poon, Frank Spehi, Karen Roberts Da-Ren Chen, Andreas Seeberger, Peter Cartwright, George Chase, Martin Lehmann, Christine Sun, Peter Tsai, Jonathan Rajala, Vijay Kumar, Pius Trautmann, Andrew Goodby, Rahul Bharadwaj, Marc Schmidt, Andres Wiegmann, Zongchao Tan, Matti Maricq and Rob Bender.
Engineering Merit Awards: Cummins Filtration
Engineering Merit Awards: Hollingsworth & Vose
Engineering Merit Awards: Parker Filtration Zander Division
Engineering Merit Awards: GKD Porometric wire cloth media
Productof the Year: GKD Porometric wire cloth media
AFS Fellows Award: Ken Rubow, Past AFS Chairman
Young Scientist Award: SarfarazPatel, Ph.D
Senior Scientist Award: ShaguftaPatel, Ph.D
PS: This was a first in over 30 years –brother and sister receiving the two Scientist Awards.
AFS & SINCE 2017
AFS will organize concurrent events together with CFS which will focus on Filtration Material.
By that time, worldwide filtrationindustry expert, filtration material manufacture, filter manufacture will attend this meeting and share their knowledge and experience.