American Filtration & Separations Society (AFS)

American Filtration and Separations Society Introduces Coalescing Short Course


Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) September 09, 2011 -- The American Filtration and Separations Society will hold a Technical Conference & Exhibition on October 17-20, 2011 at the Hilton Houston Westchase in Houston, TX.

The conference is kicked off on Monday, October 17, 2011 with twelve short courses being offered. One of the new short courses at this conference is “Coalescing – Principle and Industrial Operations.”

This course will cover the basics of liquid-liquid and liquid - gas coalescing including the principles of coalescing through fibrous media and modeling vertical and horizontal coalescer systems. The effects of various physical parameters such as viscosity, density difference and interfacial tension will be addressed in terms of how they affect sizing and performance. Field and laboratory test methods for rating the performance of coalescers will also be presented. Industrial separation applications will be reviewed along with practical examples of case histories.

The instructor for the course is Dr. Ali Arshad. Dr. Arshad is a Vice President with the Scientific & Laboratory Services (SLS) Department at Pall Corporation. After receiving his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering and pursuing a Post Doctoral research program on low energy surfactant-based separation technologies at University of Oklahoma he joined Pall Corporation in 1991 as a Staff Scientist. During his tenure at Pall, he has focused on process analysis and development and global technical customer and sales support of filtration & separation products in the Fuels and Chemicals market. He authored several technical papers and presented his work at various conferences.

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