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Introduction to Solid/Liquid Separation

Course: Full Day, 0.8 CEUs
Wu Chen,  Wenping Li, Chris Wallace – Instructors

Learn the overall spectrum of solid/liquid separation. Understand the principles behind your filtration so your filter meets your needs. Realize the competing technologies.

Course Outline: Meet together for first hour, then break into separate classes.

  • Introduction
  • Particles and Fluid Properties
  • Principles of Liquid Filtration
  • Liquid Filtration Equipment I
  • Liquid Filtration Equipment II
  • Liquid Filtration Media
  • Liquid Filter Performance, Testing and Standards
  • Liquid Filter Performance, Testing and Standards
  • Filter Aid
  • Panel Discussion and Award of Course Certificate

Instructor Bio:

Dr. Wu Chen is a Research Scientist with the Dow Chemical Company. He has over 20 years of practical experience in solid/liquid separation and gas filtration technologies and markets. He also has expertise in bio-separation and membrane processes. He got his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from National Taiwan Univ., M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from Univ. of Houston.

He is currently the chair of AFS Education Committee and the coordinator of AFS short courses. He has served as the chair of AFS, board of directors, and conference chairs in the past. His was awarded AFS Frank Tiller Award in 2002, AFS Well Shoemaker Award in 2005 and Fellow Member Award in 2010. He also teaches the solid/liquid separation course at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers continuing education program.

Wenping Li

Li-WenpingDr. Wenping Li is R&D Director of Agrilectric Research Company and is in charge of product development and application, product quality and filtration lab management. She worked for Prof. Frank M. Tiller at the University of Houston from 1998 to 2004. She has 2 patents, over 40 publications, including contributions to Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook and Albright Chemical Engineering Handbook.

Wenping joined AFS in 1999 and has been serving as AFS Southwest Chapter officer since then. She was AFS Board member from 2007-2009, AFS Chair 2011-2012, and served as AFS conferences Co-Chairs and moderators. She is currently AFS Scientific Committee member, and has been AFS Student Poster Competition Chair for over 5 years.

Chris Wallace

Wallace-ChrisChris Wallace is the Vice President of Sales for Filtration Technology Corporation (FTC) in Houston, TX.  Over the past 15 years, he has been involved in production engineering, application engineering, research and development, and technical sales of cartridge filters for solid/liquid separation and gas/liquid separation in the oil & gas, industrial and environmental industries.  He holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University.  Chris is actively involved in the American Filtration and Separation Society (AFS). He was chairman of the AFS in 2014-2015. He is currently a member of the AFS Corporate Sponsors Committee and he is the instructor of the Basics of Liquid Cartridge Filtration course for the society.