Filter Press Automation of Cake Discharge

By Ernest Mayer, Ph.D.

Conventional horizontal filter presses suffer from one major disadvantage, i.e., operators must be present during cake discharge to assure that all cakes are removed (to avoid potential leakage and/or damage). As a result, a significant number of mechanical devices have been developed over the years to automate this cake discharge …Continue Reading »

Tech Talk: Indoor air quality – what’s the big deal?

Indoor air quality, or IAQ, is such an import topic today because, depending on the research you have in hand, the average person is spending up to 90 percent of their time indoors. And, much to the layperson’s surprise, the air quality within the indoor environment is often more seriously polluted than outdoor air – even in the largest and most industrial cities.

For this reason, there is a lot of work being done to identify solutions that can measure air quality efficiently and cost effectively.  At the same time, government regulations are putting pressure on commercial and industrial business to ensure a certain level of air quality within their environments.…Continue Reading »

R&D and Megatrends Drive the Discussion at FiltCon 2019

By Matt Migliore

The American Filtration & Separations Society marked its 32nd anniversary with the presentation of its FiltCon 2019 conference April 1-3 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. The event featured short courses, technical sessions in four tracks, six plenary presentations and an expo. Leveraging subject matter experts from academia and commercial backgrounds, FiltCon touched on a wide range of topics related to industrial, air, gas, and liquid filtration.…Continue Reading »

The Ideal Filter Media

Striking a balance between efficiency & longevity

By Julie Wyatt, Global Marketing Communications Manager, SWM International

In an industry using high power inputs, even small capacity increases can mean big savings for customers. The introduction of layering techniques is a game changer for the industry.

Liquid filter manufacturers face constant pressure to produce longer lasting, more efficient filters, as end-users typically want the most effective filtration technology that also minimizes change out costs.…Continue Reading »

New Filters Promise Improved Outcomes in Transfusions and Other Clinical Procedures

By Adrian Wilson, International Correspondent

The UK’s National Health Service Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has embarked on a three-year project in collaboration with the Nonwovens Innovation and Research Institute (NIRI) and Macopharma, a supplier of blood packs and associated filters, to produce a ‘universal’ plasma filtration system.

Its success will mean patients who need transfusions won’t have to wait for blood-matched plasma.…Continue Reading »