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AFS announces tech conference speaker lineup

July 29, 2011

The Technical Conference & Exhibition is October 17-20, in Houston, TX.

The American Filtration and Separations Society (AFS) will hold a Technical Conference & Exhibition on October 17-20, 2011, at the Hilton Houston Westchase in Houston, TX, USA. There will be four plenary speakers at the conference – two speaking on Tuesday, October 18, and two speaking on Wednesday, October 19.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

"Short-term Financial Market Risks and Long-term Secular Challenges to the Filtration and Separation Industry" Jason Schenker, President, Prestige Economics, LLC

Schenker manages the consulting projects of Prestige Economics, LLC and is responsible for writing commentary, giving external presentations, and producing economic and market forecasts.

"The Role of Membrane in Energy Today and Future" Professor Kuo-lun Tung, Director of Membrane R&D Center, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan

Tung is the Director of the R&D Center for Membrane Technology (CMT) at Chung Yuan University in Taiwan. The mission of CMT is to develop membrane technology, promote academic collaboration and enhance cooperation with the industry. Tung has been active in the international membrane and filtration arena. He is a member of AFS, council member of the Filtration Society in UK, and is on the managing committee of the Membrane Technology Specialist Group in the International Water Association (IWA).

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

"Separations Technologies for the Energy Challenge" Jose Bravo, Chief Scientist Separations, the Royal Dutch Shell

Jose Bravo is Chief Scientist Separations for the Royal Dutch Shell group of companies. In this capacity he leads technology development efforts and advises the Shell leadership on technology and innovation. He is a Chemical Engineer, graduate degree from University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of more than 60 articles and one book on Separations Technology.

"Emerging Opportunities and Challenges for the Filtration Industry In Serving the Energy Sector" Greg Collins, Sr. Vice President, Water and Energy Business Group, Pall Corporation

Greg Collins is a Senior Vice President at Pall Corporation with global responsibility for the Energy & Water business groups. He is responsible for global sales and marketing activities focused on the energy and water sectors including oil & gas production, refining, petrochemical/chemical and polymer production, nuclear and fossil based power generation, the turbomachinery market and alternative energy production and municipal and industrial water treatment.

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