Lectures, presentations, poster sessions: Scientific exchange is traditionally the focus of the FILTECH congress area. Numerous research institutes stand with their contributions at FILTECH 2023 for a program that guarantees valuable information from all areas of the industry. From February 14 to 16, 2023, the most important international meeting place for filtration and separation of all types of media will again take place at the exhibition center in Cologne.
Visitors to Filtech find out about trends in research and development. The importance of filtration and separation for the green transformation of the industry is illustrated by two contributions from the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS (Fraunhofer IKTS). Together with partner institutes, the institution has founded a test and innovation platform for the treatment of industrial wastewater, in the context of which innovative water treatment technologies and forward-looking circular concepts for water use are being tested under real-life conditions. The platform on the plant site of the Bitterfeld-Wolfen joint wastewater treatment plant in Germany comprises several test containers and flexibly usable test facilities for the development, testing and transfer of new technologies for the desalination of water, the recovery of process chemicals and raw materials, and water from complex industrial wastewater.
Separate hydrogen and natural gas
Fraunhofer IKTS will also present research results for the establishment of a hydrogen economy at Filtech. Researchers at the institute have developed a technology based on carbon membranes that can be used to efficiently separate hydrogen and natural gas. The membrane technology thus makes it possible to transport the two substances together through the natural gas network and to separate them from each other at the destination according to demand. Due to their high stability even at high temperatures, the carbon membranes are also suitable for separating carbon dioxide from industrial gases.
Innovation Guide for filtration and separation
The special feature of Filtech is the combination of trade fair and congress: Current research results are as much part of the program as market-available innovations. The Innovation Guide provides an overview of all the solutions on display for current and future challenges: It shows visitors targeted filtration and separation solutions for all industries. To prepare for the visit, the guide is available on the Filtech website.
Early bird registration
After more than 14,000 visitors last time, the organizer expects even more participants at Filtech 2023 – both in the exhibition area and at the congress. Visitor registration is open; until January 14, 2023, visitors benefit from an Early Bird offer. Filtech will be open from Tuesday, February 14 to Thursday, February 16, 2023 from 09:00. Further information: filtech.de.