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Clean Air and Water Solutions Conference

October 24 – 27, 2016

Short Courses, October 24
Technical Conference, October 25 & 26
Tour, October 27


Welcome to the AFS 2016 Clean Air and Water Solutions Conference.  The Conference will take place at the DoubleTree San Diego Mission Valley.

The Conference is hosted by the American Filtration and Separations Society.  To meet the ever increasing demand and regulations for clean and sustainable environment, designing the right filter media has become more important than ever before to obtain filters with higher efficiency and longer service life.  This conference will address market unmet needs, innovative media technologies in both air and liquid filtration, and the trends for future development.

The Conference has been the most important gathering for experts and institutions working in the area of filtration and separations.  The main goals are:

  • Promoting the exchange of ideas through research presentations by leading experts
  • Confluence of industrial researchers and academia through networking events
  • Encouraging and developing future talent with student poster competitions
  • Offering educational opportunities with specialized and unique filtration short courses
  • Exhibiting new and upcoming products

Abstract submission will open April 25 .   

Tour – Carlsbad Desalination Plant

The Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant is a 50 million gallon per day seawater desalination plant located adjacent to the Encina Power Station in Carlsbad California.  IDE Technologies designed and is operating and maintaining the plant for 30 years.  Mark Lambert, CEO of IDE Americas, Inc. will lead a tour of the plant on Thursday, October 27.  The tour will be limited to 50 participants.

We will continue to update our website as we have further information and updates, so please revisit this site often.  We look forward to seeing you in Nashville!


Peter Cartwright, Cartwright Consulting, Co-chair

Thad Ptak, AO Smith, Co-chair