Plenary & Keynote Lectures

FILTECH 2015 Conference will feature 200 technical papers, a Plenary Lecture and 6 Keynote Lectures presented by leading experts. Profit from high-level knowledge transfer and learn about future trends and perspectives!

Dr. Karsten Keller

DuPont / USA

Could Integrated Science change the Separation Technology in the Future?

Prof. Kuo-Jen Hwang

Tamkang University / Taiwan

Sugar Purification from Enzymatic Hydrolysis Products using Membrane Diafiltration

Prof. Hans Theliander

Chalmers University / Sweden

On local Cake Properties in Liquid Filtration

Dr. Eberhard Gerdes

JRS Rettenmaier & Söhne / Germany

Precoat Filtration. Insights into a well-established technology that still offers plenty of opportunities

The FILTECH Conference is a Must for all those concerned with designing, improving, purchasing, selling or researching F&S equipment and services of all industry sectors. Technology and know-how transfer is a main target.

Dr. Graham Rideal

Whitehouse Scientific / UK

Measuring Filter Cut Points and Pore Size Distributions by Challenge Testing

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For many years, measuring pore sizes by bubble point and Porometry has been a very convenient method of evaluating the performance of filter media. Although there can be good repeatability within a single laboratory, as the number of manufacturers and models increase, it has become increasingly difficult to compare results in different laboratories, sometimes even when the same model Porometer is used. Furthermore, the technique is an indirect or secondary method relying on theoretical prediction to calculate pore size. The results are therefore not directly traceable to the international standard metre, for example NIST. By contrast, challenge testing is a direct or primary method because the challenging particles that pass the filter can be collected and measured precisely. However, in order to obtain accurate results, it is essential to have an understanding of particle size and shape analysis, otherwise the results could be equally ambivalent. This review will examine the basic principles of particle characterisation relevant to challenge testing filter media so that unambiguous results can be obtained so providing a universal bench mark with which assess the performance of filter media.

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Dr. Martin Lehmann

Mann+Hummel / Germany

Filtration – A Multi-Scale and Multi-Physics Challenge for Simulation

Prof. Eugène Vorobiev

Université de Technologie de Compiegne / France

Selective recovery of valuable plant and biomass compounds through biological membranes exposed to pulsed electric field: A new way for “green” filtration and purification technologies

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