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Dive Deeper Into Filtration: Air Filtration for Smart Cities and More

As we continue to navigate an era of accelerated change and increasing environmental challenges, the role of filtration in creating sustainable, smart cities has never been more pertinent. The Waterloo Filtration Institute (WFI) is committed to fostering education, facilitating meaningful dialogues, and igniting innovative ideas in the filtration industry.

Filtration Hour: Sustainability Perspectives on Air Filtration for Smart Cities

Our upcoming Filtration Hour will take place online on June 9, 2023, from 10 to 11 A.M. EDT, free of charge, featuring a live Q&A with a distinguished panel of industry experts. The theme is "Sustainability Perspectives on Air Filtration For Smart Cities." Our esteemed panelists are:

  • Dr. Iyad Al-Attar, Strategic Director, WFI, Canada

  • Tyler Smith, Vice President, Johnson Controls, USA

  • Markus Lattner, Managing Director, Eurovent Middle East, Dubai, UAE

  • Mahmood Al-Wahaibi, Co-founder, Oman Think Urban, Oman

  • Michael D. Ham, Co-Founder & President, RePure, USA

  • Flavio Fuertes, Global Compact Exec. Director at UN Global Compact, Argentina

Join us to hear these thought leaders share their insights on the intersection of air filtration and sustainability in the context of urban development. Their perspectives are crucial for envisioning cleaner, healthier cities for the future.

Today’s Course: Liquid Filter Testing and Evaluation

We were delighted to host a highly informative course on Liquid Filter Testing and Evaluation today, June 6, 2023, from 8 to 11 A.M. EDT. Dr. Swarna Agarwal, Senior Material Scientist at PTI Technologies, USA, provided an expert-led exploration into filter test techniques and standards for water, fuel, lube oil, hydraulic fluids, etc.

Building on the momentum of last week's session, the course delved further into the nuances of liquid filtration applications and product evaluation. Dr. Agarwal captivated attendees with her extensive knowledge, providing valuable insights into the fundamentals and recent updates in liquid filter testing techniques.

We also want to thank our distinguished panelists Dr.-Ing. Thomas Peters (Germany), Mr. Al Vatine (USA), Dr. Miao Li (USA), Dr. Vincent Hu (Taiwan), and Dr.-Ing Nicolas Petillon (France) for sharing their visions on the challenges, new developments, and opportunities during the panel discussion. The course recording is now available via the course site here.

Next Week: Membranes in Filtration

Next week, we’ll shift gears to the exciting world of Membranes in Filtration, June 13, 2023, from 8 to 11 A.M. EDT. Taught by Mr. Scott Yaeger, President of FAST Internationsl, Inc., this course is set to give you a comprehensive understanding of this rapidly evolving sector. From seawater desalination to biopharmaceuticals, membranes play an integral role in various critical applications. We’ll explore membrane technology, performance characteristics, and manufacturing processes and have a panel discussion on new developments, opportunities, and trends of the membrane filtration market. Read more and register here.

Whether you're a seasoned industry professional or new to the field of filtration, our events and courses are designed to enhance your understanding and foster innovative thinking. We look forward to your participation as we continue working together to build a more sustainable future through advancements in filtration technology.


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