President, The McIlvaine Company
Bob McIlvaine founded the McIlvaine Company in 1974 and first exhibited at the AFS filtration exhibition in London in 1974. Bob has a BA degree from Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He has provided consulting to many European companies and has conducted dozen of water related studies. He has also coordinated research projects for the EPA, DOE, DOJ, Environment Canada and other government organizations. The McIlvaine Company supplies reports and databases on filtration and other subjects.
A summary will be made of the most active markets in the filtration industry ranging from diesel engine NOx control to the new market developing to replace precipitators and SCR with catalytic filters. New membrane technologies and new processes such as forward osmosis will also be addressed. High-growth markets will be reviewed with opportunities and shortcomings outlined. The concept of distinguishing between high performance and general performance filters will be analyzed in terms of the profit margin potential and routes to market.