Experts in filtration and separation

We advance and disseminate knowledge in the design and use of filtration and separation techniques in industry, commerce and other walks of life.

2012 programme  

15 May – Training Course: Industrial Solid-Liquid Separation Equipment
Runcorn, UK

The course is of interest to engineers, scientists, managers and other technical personnel involved in solid-liquid separation in the process and related industries. They will find the course informative, regardless of whether they design, purchase, research or use filtration and separation equipment. Plant engineers, technicians and operators will find the course materials directly applicable, and graduate students will value the expert introduction to the technologies.

The course is a review of the processes involved in the separation of solids from liquids. It will draw upon the presenters in depth knowledge of industrial applications and extensive R&D experience, and the emphasis will be on practical aspects with theoretical information presented only where needed to support understanding of the applications.

Scope

  • An insider’s view of the solid-liquid filtration market
  • Ordering and buying solid-liquid separation equipment
  • Guidance on selling solid-liquid separation equipment
  • Practical aspects of the basics of sedimentation and filtration
  • Clarification and cake filtration
  • Membrane filters
  • Centrifugal separators
  • Pressure and vacuum filters
  • Selection, analysis and simulation of SLS equipment

2 October – Training Course: Filter Testing and Characterisation
Chester, UK

The Filtration Society’s Filter Testing bi-annual international conference and exhibition is one of the most attended events promoted by the Society. The main one-day event will be preceded by a short course and workshop.

The short course will introduce all the fundamental principles of both liquid and air (gas) filter testing in a relaxing and non threatening way where delegates will have plenty of time to ask some of the questions that might be withheld in a more formal lecture environment. The introductory session will give an overview of the need for testing and differentiate between media testing and filter system testing in both wet and dry applications. In addition, the fundamental mechanisms of filtration and the classification of filter media will be covered. Most importantly, the selection criteria for a filtration process will be discussed. This is such an important subject because so much money can be lost by using inappropriate filter systems.

Having established the generic filter most suitable for a given application, the various tests for performance, such as porosity, pore size, dirt holding capacity and integrity testing will be discussed. Integral to nearly all filtration processes is an understanding of particle size so the methods and the information they produce will be reviewed. An additional topic included this year is testing of elements and filters to ISO and other standards, in addition to testing of the filter media.

All the themes highlighted in the introductory session will be developed and exemplified during the day, which will culminate with a discussion of the large array of international standards that apply in the filtration industry. A range of leading testing equipment will be available for close inspection and discussion during the day.

3 October – Filter Testing and Characterisation Conference and Exhibition
Chester UK

Filter testing is a critical feature of quality control during filter element manufacturing and integrity validation during filter operation. Equally important in filter applications is as complete an understanding as is possible of the feed to be filtered, which requires characterization in many different ways. This one day conference will bring together people interested in characterization and testing technologies that are being applied in industry, as well as those that are about to become industrially accepted methods. From tightening legislation to the growing number of finer, more demanding, filter processes, new filter media developments are constantly being driven by customer requirements. This and newer regulatory frameworks and standards require ever better test methodologies. It has been 2 years since the last filter testing one-day meeting was organised by the Society, and since then new developments have taken place in both gas and liquid applications. This meeting will feature key elements of these developments, and will be of particular interest to process engineers, designers, technical and R&D staff, research institutes and decision makers.

An exhibition of characterization and test equipment will complement the conference, where some of the latest technologies in the market place will be demonstrated by manufacturers and suppliers.

3 October – Annual General Meeting

27 November – Training Course: Membrane Filtration
UK

This course is of interest to engineers, scientists, managers and other technical personnel concerned with membrane filtration and its applications. They will find the course informative, regardless of whether they design, purchase, research or use membrane technology or other filtration and separation equipment. Plant engineers, technicians and operators will find the course materials directly applicable, and graduate students will value the expert introduction to the technologies. The course is a review of the membrane filtration processes, including their specification and design, the fundamental principles to understand how the processes work and what happens when they don’t work, and fouling mitigation. The application of membrane filtration, illustrating what will have been learnt during the course, will be supported by case studies of real processes (including the economic as well as the technical considerations). The course will draw upon the presenters in depth knowledge of industrial applications and extensive R&D experience, and the emphasis will be on practical aspects with theoretical information presented only where needed to support understanding of the applications.

This course is to be presented by internationally recognised experts in filtration technology from academia and industry. The presenters will be David Dubbin, the Business Manager for Membranes at Alfa Laval Nakskov, Nicolas Heinen, Technical Director of MBR Technology at Alfa Laval Nakskov, Dr Steve Tarleton, a Senior Lecturer at Loughborough University, and Professor Richard Wakeman, a consultant chemical engineer with about 40 years experience of working with industry internationally and an Emeritus Professor at Loughborough University (UK).

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