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Filtration in the age of COVID-19

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Filter media players step up in the fight against COVID-19, but questions about the long-term supply persist

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PFAS – a better way

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Facemasks used during COVID-19

There are many different facemasks in the market today – from do-it-yourself cut and sew barrier masks to highly engineered products that require testing and certification to be used. In the age of COVID-19, the term “facemask” is, in some cases, being used generically, when there are different types of facemasks with varying degrees of …

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N95 face mask

“The U.S. has a strategic petroleum reserve. It has strategic military assets. Where are the strategic meltblown assets?” This was the question with which Forbes investment specialist William Baldwin closed a column on April 3rd, immediately after U.S. President Donald Trump had issued a blistering attack on 3M during a press briefing in Washington. 3M …

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OLEOLOGY PFAS process

This is the third article in a three-part series considering the challenges PFAS (per or poly fluorinated alkyl substances) present to the environment and potential solutions. Most short-term acute generation of PFAS is from the use of AFFF (aqueous fluorinated firefighting foam) in firefighting exercises and responses. More chronic and gradual long-term generation occurs from …

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Membrane Filtration for Wastewater Recovery

Whereas the total quantity of water on this planet is more or less fixed, its quality is deteriorating, because we have been contaminating it for thousands of years, with little concern for the consequences. Drinking water regulations continue to increase water quality standards, and industrial and commercial activities are requiring higher quality water in many …

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Inge Schilderman, Bekaert

The story of Bekaert started in 1880 in Zwevegem, a smaller rural village in Belgium, where local farmers were faced with the perennial problem of cattle showing the stubborn habit of straying beyond the boundaries of their fields and onto other people’s property. Leo Leander Bekaert translated this challenge into a business opportunity, starting up …

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