Congress Topics

WFC 13 will feature four primary tracks in Solid/Liquid Separation, Air/Gas, Filter Media and Membranes.  Unique to WFC 13, three symposia tracks will also be featured to address filtration and separation challenges in Energy, Environment and Health.

Solid/Liquid Separation

Chair: Dr. Wu Chen

Co-Chair:  Dr. Wenping Li

Air/Gas

Chair:  Prof. George Chase

Co-Chair: Prof. Daren Chen

Filter Media

Chair:  Mr. Jay Forcucci

Co-Chair:  Mr. Bob Burkhead

Membranes

Chair:  Prof. Andrew Zydney

Co-Chairs: Prof. Boxia Mi and Mr. Peter Cartwright

Slurry/Particle/Liquid Characterization

Hot Gas Filtration

Nonwoven (Meltspun, Wetlaid, Needlepunch, Dryair, Airlaid)

Mechanisms and Operations

Filter Aids

 HVAC, Indoor Air, HEPA

 Ceramic

 Membrane Fouling

 Coagulation and Flocculation

 Industrial Gas Cleaning

 Metal

 Pervaporation

 Surface Filtration, Straining

 Gas-Phase Separations

 Adsorptive

 Gas Separation

 Cake Filtration (washing, drying)

 Fundamentals

 Membrane

 Membrane Distillation

 Depth Filtration

 Modeling & Simulation

 Woven

 Membrane Material

 Dynamic Filtration

 Air Pollution Control; PM 2.5

 Nanofiber

 Microfiltration

Gravity Settling

Transportation (Cabin Air, Engine Intake, etc.)

Nanotube/Aerogel

Ultrafiltration

Centrifugal Separation

Other Applications (Face Mask, Energy, etc.)

Plastic

Nanofiltration

Adsorption

Testing and Standards

Granular Reverse Osmosis

Coalescing

  Media Design (Substrate, Lamination, Hybrid Composite, Modeling & Optimization, etc.) Forward Osmosis

Fundamentals

  Media Characterization Fundamentals & Modeling

Modeling & Simulation

  Other Media Applications (Water Purification, Wastewater Treatment, Desalination, etc.)

Applications (Electronic, Biomedical, Process Industries, Water/Wastewater, Energy, Food and Beverage, Hydraulic, Transportation

    New Developments

 

Energy Symposium

Track Co-Coordinators:

Drs. Martin Lehmann and Godwin Severa

Environment Symposium

Track Co-Coordinators:

Drs. Shagufta Patel and Zhongchao Tan

Health

Track Co-Coordinators:

Drs. Swarna Agarwal and Sneha Swaminathan and Prof. Wallace Leung

Production of Fossil Fuel

Clean Air

Medical Devices

Refinery

Particulate Removal (Characterization of particulates, monitoring, equipment, control and processes, systems, standards, and legislature

Biomedical

Power Plant

Clean Water

Biotechnology and Bioprocessing

Nuclear Plant

Drinking-Water (desalination, freshwater resource, etc.)

Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing

Renewable Energy

Wastewater Treatment

Sterilization

Regulations

Standards and legislature

Others

Others

Economics

 

 

Others