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The Conference


Sustainable Filtration Solutions for Healthy Living

December 6-7, 2022

Welcome Message from Chairs

On behalf of the WFI 2022 organizing committee, session chairs, and speakers, we invite you to join the Waterloo Filtration Institute 2022 Annual Conference (WFI 2022), December 6-7, 2022, 8:00 am -12:00 pm EST. The theme of this conference is “Sustainable Filtration Solutions for Healthy Living.” It will be an international online conference to address the increasingly critical roles of filtration and separation for healthy buildings and the surrounding living environment. The virtual conference will feature the following four sessions, and each session will have four speakers (20 min presentation plus 5 min Q&A for each speaker).

Session 1: Filtration Markets and Emerging Opportunities

Session 2: Healthy Buildings with Novel Filtration Solutions

Session 3: Advanced Filter Media and Products

Session 4: Sustainable Developments for Water Innovation


We will have 16 distinguished leading experts from different countries to address emerging opportunities, new developments, unmet needs, and trends in the filtration markets and applications directly related to healthy living, public safety, life quality, and sustainability.


WFI is dedicated to supporting the growth of the global filtration industry and advancing filtration and separation processes for a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable world. We are excited and look forward to meeting you at WFI 2022, December 6 -7, 2022. 



WFI 2022 Chairs              

Dr. Bryan Haynes

Sr. Technical Director  

Kimberly- Clark, US 

Dr. Christine Sun


WFI, Canada        

Mr. Richard Lydon


The Filtration Society, UK

Dr. Gajanan Bhat


Univ. of Georgia, US

Contact Info:

Conference Coordinator: Mr. Mitch McCreary,

Conference Secretary: Ms. Camilla Gomes da Silva,


 The Conference Program 

Two Days of Powerful Talks by Globally Leading Experts on the Latest Clean Air and Water Solutions

 December 06 - 08:00 am - 12:00 pm EST 

 Session 1. Filtration Markets and Emerging Opportunities 

1.1 Mr. Tyler Smith, Healthy and Sustainable Buildings: Past, Present and Future

1.2 Mr. Chris Muller and Mr. Sean O’Reilly, Sustainable Filtration Solutions for Healthy Living and the Environment

1.3 Mr. Val Hollingsworth, Advances in Filtration Technology for Health and Sustainability

1.4 Mr. Bob Mcilvaine, Acquisition: Complex Path to Filtration Success

 Session 2: Healthy Buildings with Novel Filtration Solutions 

Chaired by Dr. Ellie Amirnasr, Director of Digital Ventures, Mann & Hummel (Germany)

Chaired by Dr. Vijayakumar, R., Founder of AERFIL (USA)

2.1 Dr. Thomas Caesar, Sustainable Air Filtration for improved Indoor Air Quality

2.2 Ms. Kathleen Owen, Improving IAQ with Effective Air Filtration by In-Room Air Cleaners

2.3 Dr. Iyad Al-Attar, Sustainable air filtration and HVAC maintenance measures for healthier built environments

2.4 Mr. Joe Gorman, Improvements in particulate and gaseous filtration standards aim to improve indoor air quality

2022 Product of Year Award Ceremony (Mr. Mitch McCreary)

 December 07 - 08:00 am - 12:00 pm EST 

 Session 3: Advanced Filter Media and Products 

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

3.1 Dr. Mark Bissett, 2D Nanomaterials for use in water filtration applications

3.2 Dr. Klaus Vossenkaul, Leading wastewater treatment with MBR into an energy efficient and sustainable future

3.3 Dr. Richard Spontak, Ultraselective Polymer Membranes for Carbon Capture

3.4 Mr. Daniel Locke, Pioneering the solutions and technologies that care for today and shape tomorrow 

Session 4: Sustainable Developments for Water Innovation 

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

4.1 Dr. Eric Hoek, Engineering the Next-Generation of Membrane Materials Needed to Achieve Global Water Sustainability Goals

4.2 Dr. Chia-Hung Hou, Membrane Capacitive Deionization for Desalination and Water Reuse

4.3 Mr. Scott Yaeger, Sustainable Beneficial Water – Our Planets Future

4.4 Dr. Peter Fiske, Pushing the Limit on Desalination: An Update from the NAWI Research Program

CFSS 2022 Graduation Ceremony (Dr. Christine Sun, Dr. Gajanan Bhat, Mr. Richard Lydon, Dr. Bryan Haynes)


Proud to bring inspirational and expert speakers from across the globe
Organizing Committee

 Organizing Committee


​WFI Members: 50% discount 

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Free pass for students. Sponsored by Hollingsworth & Vose and AAF Flanders  

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