eNews from International Filter Testing Services, Inc. USA  
August 2014
Bimonthly publication
for clients and friends

In This Issue:
Test Stands by IFTS
Control of Filters for Residential Water Systems
Cake Discharge from Filter Cloths
People Power: Dr. Marie Andrée Sirvain, Research Engineer
Filter Lab Materials In Stock

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Upcoming Events

 September 21-26, 2014 
Lisbon, Portugal 
IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition 
International Water Association (IWA)   
October 14-15, 2014 
Chicago, Illinois 

AFS 2014 Fall Conference 

American Filtration & Separations Society (AFS)

 Event Website  

IFTS, Inc. USA will be an event exhibitor

October 16, 2014
Lyon, France
IFTS Separative Techniques Business Convention
Event Website
Registration is free for IFTS members


Test Stands

IFTS designs and manufactures standard and custom test stands:

We are delighted to share with our clients and friends relevant insights and announcements about liquid separation, research, and testing.

Share your news or thoughts with us at info@ifts-usa.com or (732) 629-7548.

International Filter Testing Services, Inc. USA
Control of Filters for Residential Water Systems


IFTS, with its extensive knowledge in Filter Testing and Chemical Water Analysis, has the ability to test cartridge filters, reverse osmosis modules, and treating devices found on water circuits in homes and residential buildings.  


Testing detects and reduces the following polluting compounds:

  • Unwanted Elements (hardness, chlorine, nitrate)
  • Metallic Mircopollutants (copper, lead, nickel)
  • Organic Micropollutants (hydrocarbons, pesticides)

Samples are taken regularly for several weeks or months. For further information or for a quotation, please contact IFTS Sales Manager Marion Dalex at marion.dalex@ifts-sls.com.   


An example of a system with five stages of treatment.
Cake Discharge from Filter Cloths

IFTS wished to develop an experimental method to define and quantify the cake adhesion to the filtration cloth and to study the parameters influencing it. A bad cake discharge can lead to a decline in productivity and yield losses.
The device used for cake adhesion to filtration cloths.

In order to measure this, a prototype was designed and built, and has already measured the strength between a cake and filter cloth.

The system measures the breakout forces and fracture energies of cakes. The first results showed good repeatability with shear stress.

The development and new methods used to quantify cake adhesion to filter media will be one of the topics discussed at the IFTS Conference, which will be held in Lyon, France on October 16th.
People Power: Dr. Marie Andrée Sirvain, Research Engineer


Dr. Marie Andrée Sirvain joined the IFTS team in 1986 and serves as the Head of the Training Center and Technology Surveys.

Dr. Marie Andrée Sirvain, IFTS Research Engineer

As a PhD Research Engineer, she performs a myriad of roles. Her responsibilities include: continuous training, feasibility studies, writing the monthly company newsletter, and managing the technical databases. 


"Filtration, Solid-Liquid Separations and Membrane Separations are used in every industrial sector, "  Dr. Sirvain comments on working at IFTS. "This allows us to meet people who are very diverse and varied; it is very rewarding." 


Marie studied Industrial Chemistry at the Institute of National Applied Sciences and then earned a Chemical Engineering Doctorate at the University of Sciences in Toulouse.

IFTS has the following in stock for filter labs:   


SCS400 Secondary Calibration Fluid
 $275 per bottle.

For more information click here.

ISO 16332 Water Emulsion Device
(Used to test diesel fuel filter water separation efficiency).
$1,475 each.

For more information click here.

To order, please contact Christina Mazza at:
Stay Tuned!

Look for our next eNewsletter in October!  

International Filter Testing Services, Inc. USA

International Filter Testing Services (IFTS) is an independently regulated, ISO 17025 accredited laboratory and research center, focusing on liquid filtration and separation science.

IFTS has locations in Europe, USA and China, providing filtration testing and research services for many industries. The management at IFTS has compiled a world-class team of scientists, engineers, and technicians in the field of Solid- Liquid Separation (SLS).
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