Event Calendar
Prev MonthPrev Month Next MonthNext Month
Introduction to Filter Media, Part 1, October 24
Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT
Category: Events

AFS Learning Center Logo

Introduction to Filter Media
This course takes place Tuesday, October 24, and Wednesday, October 25, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm - CDT

Register button Full Course (4 hours)

$425 AFS Members
$495 Non-members

About the course:

Are you in or with the filtration industry? Do you need a basic understanding of filter media from a technical perspective? This course is key to working in Sales, Engineering, Design, and Development. This course is a key stepping stone to understanding the filter media choices and matching them to the appropriate application. Solids, Liquids, and Gas separations are covered with a targeted understanding of filter media and filter aids. Additionally, testing is covered for a more complete understanding of why a media is fit for the application.

Learning Objectives

  • Types and Uses of Media
  • Introduction to the Markets
  • Techniques for Selecting Media
  • Basic Filter Aids and Testing

Who Should Attend:

  • Anyone new to the industry
  • Engineers and Product Designers
  • Sales and Management
  • Technicians and Problem Solvers


AFS Godwin Severa imaage

 Dr. Godwin Severa has over 10 years of research experience focused on the development of advanced materials for gas sorption with applications in air filtration and hydrogen storage technologies. His academic research focuses on developing new filter media materials for the mitigation of acidic gas contaminants. He holds a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry and a Master of Business Administration. Dr. Severa has been actively involved in AFS over the past seven years and is currently the Scientific Committee Vice-Chair and a member of the Certification Committee. He is also the co-chair of the Energy Track at the 13th World Filtration Conference.

Leonaerd CastellanoMr. Leonard Castellano is part of a leadership team that created a centralized R & D Filtration Innovation Center for Parker Hannifin from the ground up as part of the acquisition of CLARCOR. He led teams on construction, the procurement of equipment, developing systems and policies, and eventually created new developments, processes and services for the LOBs including applying and obtaining VPP status through OSHA.

Leonard has over 40 years of experience in the filtration industry and has expertise in Membranes, Fibers, New Product Development and Surface Modification. He is Project Management Professional Certified and Blue Belt Certified in New Product Blueprinting. He currently handles IP strategies for the Parker Filtration Group and Special Projects.