Research and Applications of Membrane Technologies for Potable Water Reuse
June 1, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MT
This webinar will provide an overview of current research activities and future research needs regarding use of membrane technologies for beneficial wastewater reuse. It will tap the expertise of Membrane Technology Research Committee members to provide an in-depth look at how membranes have been and are being used to reclaim wastewater. The webinar will cover basic terminology and fundamental concepts related to membranes and will recount the historic role of membranes in water reuse. It will present the challenges and achievements concerning membrane research and then touch on current membrane research, including novel materials (e.g., ceramic, graphene), novel configurations (e.g., forward osmosis, membrane distillation), and other research fields pertaining to membranes. It will give the basics of how membranes work and are applied and the challenges associated with water reuse; and it will present research questions that have been, and those that need to be, answered.
More Bang for Your Buck: Cost Effective Planning for Pipe Renewal
July 27, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MT
Traditional pipe renewal strategies often involve desktop studies based on pipe age, break frequency, maintenance history, or water quality issues. Recent advances in condition-assessment technologies and analytical software now offer better data upon which renewal strategies can be developed using actual pipe condition information. This webinar will examine innovative renewal strategies that employ technologies that provide more accurate condition assessments, joint to joint. A discussion of new pipe-condition assessment tools and software will be included, along with case studies that demonstrate how the tools are used in developing improved pipe renewal programs.
Achieve Operational Reliability with a System-Wide Plan
August 24, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MT
As treatment plants and conveyance systems continue to age, many utilities struggle to implement programs to maintain operational reliability. Operational reliability is dependent on good design, proper assessment management practices, and proper operations. In this webinar, commonsense approaches to address these components will be discussed to help any utility achieve better operational reliability. The webinar will highlight both water and wastewater utility perspectives and experiences in achieving better system operational reliability.