With FILTECH 2011 taking place from 22-24 March 2011, the City of Wiesbaden, Germany, will turn into a meeting place for all those involved with Filtration & Separation and adjacent sectors. The international congress provides a platform for academia and all those keen to learn about latest research, global developments, and new approaches, and will feature 180 technical papers by experts from all over the globe. On 7400 square metres of exhibition space, companies will present their innovations to an international audience of buyers, sellers, users, designers, R & D experts, and the academic world.
With its extensive programme the international congress, designed as a four-phase congress, will give a survey about latest research. During the three days of congress the presentations will offer a representative cross section of current research findings, global developments, and new approaches to solving problems with respect to the methods for the classic mechanical separation of particles from liquids, the gas cleaning and membrane filtration methods. This ranges from mineral dressing to biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals right up to environmental technology and water purification. In addition to the current findings of research on the basics for describing and simulating separation processes, new instrumental solutions, and methods will be presented, including the description of filter testing, particle measurement, methods of membrane characterisation, and other peripheral field-proven components.
Special highlights are a plenary and six survey lectures in which internationally renowned experts give a comprehensive overview of state of the art knowledge and techniques concerning important aspects of separation technology. A high calibre Scientific Committee assists in the preparation of the congress directed by the two chairpersons Prof. Dr. Eberhard Schmidt from the University of Wuppertal and Dr. Harald Anlauf from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).. In addition to the congress one day prior to FILTECH 2011 on Monday 21st March 2011 two 1-day short courses will be held. Congress language will be English.
The story of growth continues and FILTECH has expanded its exhibition space from three to now five exhibition halls, welcoming exhibitors and visitors from all over the globe. FILTECH 2011 will feature 200 innovative companies and market leaders from the world-wide filtration and separation industry, including both a strong line-up of returning companies as well as an impressive collection of first-time exhibitors. With more than 50% foreign visitors FILTECH will have a distinctly international flare and is a unique platform for learning about trends, gathering information, and generating business. To date, more than 80% of the exhibition space is sold and the number keeps growing.