Let ƒ = {In}n ≽ 0 be a filtration on a ring R, let
(In)w = {x ε R; x satisfies an equation xk + i1xk − 1 + … + ik = 0, where ij ε Inj} be the weak integral closure of In and let ƒw = {(In)w}n ≽ 0. Then it is shown that ƒ ↦ ƒw is a closure operation on the set of all filtrations ƒ of R, and if R is Noetherian, then ƒw is a semi-prime operation that satisfies the cancellation law: if ƒh ≤ (gh)w and Rad (ƒ) ⊆ Rad (h), then ƒw ≤ gw. These results are then used to show that if R and ƒ are Noetherian, then the sets Ass (R/(In)w) are equal for all large n. Then these results are abstracted, and it is shown that if I ↦ Ix is a closure (resp.. semi-prime, prime) operation on the set of ideals I of R, then ƒ ↦ ƒx = {(In)x}n ≤ 0 is a closure (resp., semi-prime, prime) operation on the set of filtrations ƒ of R. In particular, if Δ is a multiplicatively closed set of finitely generated non-zero ideals of R and (In)Δ = ∪KεΔ(In, K: K), then ƒ ↦ ƒΔ is a semi-prime operation that satisfies a cancellation law, and if R and ƒ are Noetherian, then the sets Ass (R/(In)Δ) are quite well behaved.