Conference Program

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

We are excited to have 16 distinguished leading experts from academia and the industry of 8 different countries from North America, Europe, and Asia to share their views of emerging new opportunities, new developments, the latest updates, and trends of future clean air/water solutions associated with the filtration and separation industry.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

 8:00-8:10   Welcome and Introduction

Session 1: Market Dynamics and Mega Trends after COVID-19

 8:10-8:35   Healthy Buildings are the Best Medicines for our Well Being, Mr. Sean O’Reilly, AAF Flanders, USA

 8:35-9:00   Air Filtration - What Products the General Public, Building Managers and Government Officials May Look for During and Post Pandemic? Dr. You-Zhi Tang, Canada CleanTech Capital, Canada

 9:00-9:25   COVID as a Catalyst for Filtration Industry Changes, Mr. Bob Mcilvaine, The Mcilvaine Company, USA

 9:25-9:50   The Future of Indoor Air Quality: Leveraging Outcomes to Sustain a Focus on IAQ post-COVID, Mr. Tyler Smith, Johnson Controls, USA

Session 2: Novel Clean Air Solutions for Public Health

 10:00-10:25  High quality Air Filtration for improved Indoor Air Quality, Dr. Thomas Caesar, Freudenberg Filtration Technologies, Germany

10:25-10:50   Air Filtration Solutions to Minimize Infection Risks, Dr. Christof Asbach, Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology, Germany

 10:50-11:15  What Does HVAC Need for the New COVID-19 Challenges? Dr. Zhengwei Long, HVAC Engineering, Tianjin University, China

 11:15-11:40   Your Brain on Air Pollution, Dr. Ellie Amirnasr, qlair, USA

 11:40-12:00  2021 Product of the Year Award Ceremony


Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

 8:00-8:10  Welcome Introduction

Session 3: Emerging Technologies in Water Filtration

 8:10-8:35  Improving filtration Performance Using Activated Filter Media AFM, Mr. Jochen Kallenberg, Dryden Aqua, Switzerland

 8:35-9:00  Ultrathin Silica Membranes with Straight-Through Channels for High-Performance Nanofiltrations, Dr. Kuo-lun (Allan) Tung, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

 9:00-9:25  Distributed Water Treatment and Reuse: The NAWI Vision, Dr. Peter Fiske, National Alliance for Water Innovation, USA

 9:25-9:50  New Developments in Conservation and Reuse of Water in Industrial Processes, Dr. Antti Häkkinen, LUT University, Finland

Session 4: New Techniques in Product Evaluation

 10:00-10:25   Face Mask Performance Requirements and Testing Industry Trends Resulting from the Pandemic, Ms. Sarah Smit, Nelson Laboratories, LLC, USA

 10:25-10:50   Facility and equipment to Study, by-products produced by air cleaners with technologies other than filtration, Mr. Al Vatine, LMS Technologies, Inc., USA

 10:50-11:15   Upgrading of the existing standards to qualify nano and microfiltration water filter cartridges, Dr. Nicolas Petillon, IFTS, France

 11:15-11:40   Adsorption Filtration of Harmful Chemicals for Clean Air and Water, Dr. Miao Li, Cummins Filtration, USA

 11:40-12:00   CFSS 2021 Class Ceremony