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WFI 2022 Conference - First Day Done

This year’s WFI 2022 conference – Sustainable Filtration Solutions for Healthy Living began at 8:00 am EST today with a record-high attendance. The first session chaired by Dr. Ellie Amirnasr entitled Filtration Markets and Emerging Opportunities had many fantastic speakers with very interesting and pertinent topics. Our second session - Healthy Buildings with Novel Filtration Solutions chaired by Dr. Vijayakumar was also very well received with a variety of global leading experts as our speakers. Finally, Mr. Mitch McCreary, Chair of the WFI 2022 Product Award Committee announced the winners for the 2022 Product of the Year, Innovative Products, Emerging Technologies, and Idea of the Year.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

8:00-8:10 Welcome Introduction (Mr. Paul Marold, CEO, Aeristus, Inc.)

Session 3: Advanced Filter Media and Products

Chaired by Mr. Richard Lydon, Secretary-General, The Filtration Society (UK)

8:10-8:35 2D Nanomaterials for use in water filtration applications, Dr. Mark Bissett, Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), Molymem Ltd. (UK)

8:35-9:00 Leading wastewater treatment with MBR into an energy efficient and sustainable future, Dr. Klaus Vossenkaul, CEO, Membion GmbH (Germany)

9:00-9:25 Ultraselective Polymer Membranes for Carbon Capture, Dr. Richard Spontak, Distinguished Professor, NC State University (USA)

9:25-9:50 Pioneering the solutions and technologies that care for today and shape tomorrow, Mr. Daniel Locke, R&D Manager, Kimberly-Clark Professional (USA)

Session 4: Sustainable Developments for Water Innovation

Chaired by Dr. Thomas Peters, Senior Technology Consultant (Germany)

10:00-10:25 Engineering the Next-Generation of Membrane Materials Needed to Achieve Global Water Sustainability Goals, Dr. Eric Hoek, Professor and Director, UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (USA)

10:25-10:50 Membrane Capacitive Deionization for Desalination and Water Reuse, Dr. Chia-Hung Hou, Professor and Chief Executive, NTU Water Innovation Center, NTU (Taiwan)

10:50-11:15 Sustainable Beneficial Water – Our Planet Future, Mr. Scott Yaeger, President/CEO, F.A.S.T. International, Inc (USA)

11:15-11:40 Pushing the Limit on Desalination: An Update from the NAWI Research Program, Dr. Peter Fiske, Executive Director – National Alliance for Water Innovation (USA)

11:40-12:00 WFI 2022 Graduation Ceremony (Dr. Christine Sun, Dr. Bryan Haynes, Dr. Allan Tung)

See you tomorrow!


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