Korean Filtration and Separation Society (KFS)
Korean Filtration and Separation Society (KFS)

1st International Conference

KFS’s 1st International Annual Conference was held at Hanyang University, Erica Campus, Ansan, Korea, February 26 -28, 2018. It was a successful conference with total attendees of 82. There were 12 invited speakers including Professor Wallace Leung (Hong Kong), Professor Kuo-Lun Tung (Taiwan), CEO Zhili Song (China), Professor Chikao Kanaoka (Japan), Professor Peter P Tsai (USA), Professor Joo-Hong Choi (Korea), CEO Kevin Choe, PhD (Korea), Dr. Wenping Li (USA), VP Martin Klein (Germany), Professor Eunkyong Shim (USA), Professor Yong Sik Ok (Korea), Dr. Yeong-Og Choi and CTO Kyung-Ju Choi, Chair of KFS (USA). The theme was “Shape Up the Future with Filtration and Separation – Clean Environment”. Well prepared 22 poster presentations were the highlight of the conference. 5 exhibitors; ABC Trading, Doublewin, ART Plus, APM Engineering and Parkor Korea, added the value of the conference. There were 21 students taking two full day basic short courses; Air and Liquid taught by 9 instructors including Prof. Suk-Ho Kang, Dr. Wenping Li, Dr. Jong-Kil Kim, Prof. Jong-Ho Kim, Dr. Jangkyu Kim, Prof. Jungho Hwang, Dr. Young-Ok Park, Dr. Hyun-Seol Park and Dr. Kyung-Ju Choi (a course coordinator). Pansori (a Korean musical genre of storytelling performed by a singer and a drummer) performance during the welcome reception added excitement to the conference attendees.

1st Domestic Conference

KFS’s 1st Domestic Conference was held at Hanbat University, Daejeon, Korea, August August 28, 2018. It was a successful conference with total attendees of 48. There were two plenary speakers (Prof. Jun-Hyung Cho, Prof. Jin Chul Joo), 5 keynote speakers (Drs. Bangwoo Han, Jong-Kil Kim, Kwang Chul Noh, Yeong-Og Choi, K-J Choi), and 12 speakers including Prof. Kang-Ho Ahn and Prof. Joo-Hong Choi. This conference was sponsored by the Institute of Environmental Preservation & Disaster Prevention of Hanbat National University.

2nd International Conference

KFS’s 2nd International Conference was held at Hanbat University, Daejeon, Korea, on February 26, 2019. This conference was sponsored by the Regional Innovation Center for Industrialization of Advanced Chemical Materials, Hanbat National University. Total participants were 32. Plenary speaker was Professor Emeritus, Chung-Hak Lee, Seoul National University. There were 4 keynote speakers (Dr. Tao Zhang, Director of Gas Turbine Research Institute in China, Professor Feng Xin, China Academy of Building Research, Dr. Khuong Trung Thuy,CEO of Oriental Oil & Gas Joint Stock Co., Vietnam and Dr. K-J Choi, Clean & Science USA) and 5 invited speakers (VP Emily Chiu, Taiwan Passal Co., Professor Joo-Hong Choi, Gyeongsang National University, Professor Suk-Ho Kang, Yeungnam University, Professor Seung Han Woo, Hanbat National University and Dr. Jong-Kil Kim, AM Nanotech / Hanyang University).

2nd Domestic Conference

KFS’s 2nd Domestic Conference was held at Hanbat University, Daejeon, Korea, on August 27, 2019. This conference was sponsored by the Regional Innovation Center for Industrialization of Advanced Chemical Materials, Hanbat National University. 38 people participated. Plenary speaker was Professor Jin-Do Chung, Hoseo University. There were 2 keynote speakers (Dr. Bangwoo Han, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials and Dr. K-J Choi, Clean & Science USA), 7 invited speakers (Professor Suk-Ho Kang, Yeungnam University, Professor Seung Han Woo, Hanbat National University, Dr. Seok-Kyun Song, Cheorwon Plasma Research Institute, VP Gi Teak Park, BKT Co., R&D Director Gi Young Kim, 3AC, Director Jin-Hoi Gu, DY INDUS and Dr. Jong-Kil Kim, AM Nanotech / Hanyang University), and 6 short (10 minutes each) presentations from the Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials.

5th Conference – 2020 Virtual Conference

KFS had planned to have 3rd International Conference on February 17 and 18, 2020 at Hanbat National University, Daejeon, Korea. However, this conference was cancelled due to COVID-19. Instead, the steering committee of KFS decided to have 5th Conference – 2020 Virtual Conference, September 21 through October 8, 2020 for three weeks. Participants of each Zoom lecture varied from 3 to 12 due mainly to Korean Thanksgiving Holidays (Chuseok). There were 8 keynote speakers; three from USA, two from Korea, one from Canada, one from Germany and one from Beijing China. The highlight of keynote lecture was given by Professor Kihong Park with GIST on Characterization of Physical, Chemical, and Toxicological Properties of Fine Particles in the Ambient Atmosphere. Here are topics of each speaker: Professor Donghyun Rim with Pennsylvania State University, USA on Modeling of Indoor Chemistry and Dynamics, Dr. Divine Damertey Sewu with Hanbat National University, Korea on Application of Biochar Adsorbent for Wastewater Treatment, KFS chair Dr. Kyung-Ju Choi with Clean & Science, Rolling Meadows, USA on How Face Masks Help Stop COVID-19, Professor Eunkyoung Shim with North Carolina State University, USA on Fluorochemical melt additive migration and charge protection in electret air filtration materials, Dr. Martin Lehmann with MANN+HUMMEL, Germany on Filtration Solutions for Clean Mobility, Professor Jinying Xi with Tsinghua University. Beijing, China on Application of Biotechniques in Industrial Waste Gas Treatment: the Experience in China and Dr. Chang-Seo Lee with Concordia University, Montreal Quebec, Canada on Performance of Electronic Air Cleaning Technologies for VOC removal.

6th Conference - 2021 Virtual Conference

The steering committee of KFS decided to have 6th Conference – 2021 Virtual Conference, November 14 through 24, 2021 for free. Anyone who was interested in KFS activities could participate in the 2021 KFS Virtual Conference at no charge. The theme of the conference was “COVID-19 and Filtration”. Participants of each Zoom lecture were about 15. There were 7 keynote speakers from USA and Korea. The name and title of each lecturer were 1) KFS chair Dr. Kyung-Ju Choi with Clean & Science on COVID-19 and Filtration, 2) Dr. Divine D. Sewu and Professor Seung Han Woo with Hanbat National University and Life Green Technology Company on Physicochemical and adsorption property alterations of magnetic biochar produced with α-FeOOH on terrestrial and marine biomass feedstock, 3) Professor Jun-Hyung Cho with Kangwon National University on Development of Eco-friendly Wood Filter using Waste Forest Resources, 4) Randy Cooper, Vice President of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) on Standard Development Activities in North America Associated with Device Capabilities to Mitigate Potential Health Risks, 5) Kathleen Owen, ASHRAE Fellow on Air Filtration in Response to COVID19, 6) Dr. Thad Ptak, well-known air filtration expert on Residential Air Filtration for Controlling Bioaerosols, 7) Chris Muller, ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer on Filtration Technologies for Fresh Air Units & Room Air Purifiers: Standards and Testing are Necessary Requirements for IAQ and Health.

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