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Filter Media Short Course

October 9, 2023 - October 10, 2023

The Filter Media Short Course is a two-day training designed to provide a strong technical overview of nonwovens and their applications in both air and liquid filtration, technology options, unmet needs, and trends for future development. This is an intensive course designed for professionals who would like to learn more about the development, testing and application of nonwovens in filtration. This training is presented in conjunction with the FiltXPO conference and exhibition, Oct. 10-12, 2023, in Chicago. A comprehensive guide of instruction and reference material is provided to each attendee.

Expert Instructors:

  • Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., Professor and Executive Director, The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) at NC State University
  • Hooman Tafreshi, Ph.D., Associate Professor, NWI, NC State University
  • Hechmi Hamouda, Ph.D., Faculty, NWI, NC State University (ret.)

Participants Will Learn:

  • The physics of filtration
  • How nonwoven media are designed and used in air and liquid filtration
  • Expanding nanofiber technological achievements and applications
  • Latest trends in air and liquid filter media technologies
  • Critical unmet needs for nonwovens used as filter media
  • Testing standards for air and liquid filtration

Who Should Attend?

  • Research and development professionals
  • Product development engineers
  • Marketing and product managers
  • Technical sales professionals
  • Technical support professionals
  • Testing and quality control professionals
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Course Outline: 

October 9, 2023
8:00-8:30 AMIntroduction and ObjectivesBehnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., NWI
8:30-10:30 AMFiltration Market and Market IntelligenceINDA & NWI
10:30-11:15 AMStructure of Nonwovens and Why It MattersBehnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., NWI
11:15 AM-12:00 PMNonuniformity and DefectsBehnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., NWI
12:00-1:00 PMLunch Break
1:00-1:45 PMModes of Air and Aerosol FiltrationHooman Tafreshi, Ph.D., NWI
1:45-2:30 PMMedia, Performance for Air and Aerosol FiltrationHooman Tafreshi, Ph.D., NWI
2:30-3:00 PMCoffee Break
3:00-5:00 PMOverview of Nonwoven Manufacturing Process Technologies and MaterialsBehnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., NWI
October 10, 2023
8:00-8:45 AMProduct Evaluation and Testing - Air FiltrationBehnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., NWI
8:45-9:30 AMHVAC - Product Evaluation and Testing: ASHRAE and ISOBehnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., NWI
9:30-10:15 AMLiquid Filtration Principles and Evaluation IHechmi Hamouda, Ph.D., NWI
10:15-10:45 AMCoffee Break
10:45 AM-12:00 PMLiquid Filtration Principles and Evaluation IIHechmi Hamouda, Ph.D., NWI
12:00-1:00 PMLunch Break
1:00-2:00 PMPleatingBehnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., NWI
2:00-3:15 PMCharging Process, Charge Additives & MeasurementBehnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., NWI
3:15-3:45 PMCoffee Break
3:45-4:30 PMMembrane MicrofiltrationHechmi Hamouda, Ph.D., NWI
4:30-5:00 PMWrap Up and Q&ABehnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., NWI

This course is presented in partnership with: 



October 9, 2023
October 10, 2023
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