Membrane Master Class

 

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The AMTA/AWWA Membrane Master Class webinar series is a six-part program aimed at addressing current trends and best practices in the development and implementation of membrane technologies. Each session will include recognized experts and in-depth discussions on new directions in membrane research, system design and operation. 

Attend all six master class sessions for a complete overview of today’s emerging membrane standards or sign up for an individual session. Your registration will allow you to watch live or view the archive recording at your convenience. 

 

Series Schedule at-a-glance

Detailed descriptions are available below


Thursday, July 30 | (Recording included in full-series registration!)
The Role Of Membranes in PFAS Removal

Thursday, August 6 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mountain Time
Best Practices for Improving  MF/UF Operations

Tuesday, August 11 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mountain Time
Membrane Treatment Provides Pathogen Removal Credits

Thursday, August 13 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mountain Time
Concentrate Management

Tuesday, August 18 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.. Mountain Time
Ceramic and Polymeric UF Membranes

Thursday, August 20 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mountain Time
Innovative Operations: Reverse Osmosis

Registration Information


Webinar Descriptions

Thursday, July 30 | Recording included in full-series registration
The Role Of Membranes in PFAS Removal

Presenters: Eugene Rozenbaoum, LG Chem; Eva Steinle-Darling, Carollo Engineers, Inc.; Terence Reid, Aqua-Aerobic Systems

Growing concern about the presence of highly fluorinated chemicals (PFAS) in drinking  water has brought increased recognition of broader emerging contaminants issues.  Join experts as they talk about detection, membrane removal technologies and concentrate disposal concerns related to the application of advanced treatment for PFAS removal. Session Titles

Learning Objectives:
1.     The role of advance treatment in removing Contaminant of concerns such as PFAS

2.     The implications of PFAS removal and concentrate disposal

3.     Methods of PFAS removal that uses less carbon and produces significantly less waste

Thursday, August 6 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mountain Time
Best Practices for Improving  MF/UF Operations

Presenters: Scott Freeman, Membrane Medic; Richard Stratton/Randy Houston, HDR; Omogbemiga Talabi/Don Henderson, City of Scottsdale

Microfiltration (MF) and ultrafiltration (UF) membrane processes are used in conjunction with various unit processes to provide a high level of particulate, turbidity, and microorganism removal for the production of drinking water.  This webinar will discuss approaches to solving a variety of operational challenges learned from years working with and around membrane systems. Session Titles

Best Practices to be addressed:

1.    Adapting to source water quality changes

2.    Information for warranty claims

3.    Locating problems during troubleshooting

4.     Optimizing coagulation dosing

Tuesday, August 11 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mountain Time
Membrane Treatment Provides Pathogen Removal Credits

Presenters: James Vickers, Separation Processes, Inc.; Amos Branch, Carollo Engineers, Inc.; Christopher Morrow, DuPont Water Solutions

Membrane bioreactors (MBRs) are able to produce high quality effluent with improved solids handling in a smaller footprint than conventional activated sludge processes. Presenters will discuss the implementation of MBR systems in potable reuse application and results of studies evaluating log removal values for meeting future regulations. Session Titles

As a result of this webinar, the attendees will be able to: 

1.     Understand how MBRs can be used in potable reuse application

2.     Learn validation results of a full-scale MBR validation study and how that relates to validation for potable reuse applications

3.     Understand the distinct advantages of MBRs in advanced IPR/DPR

Thursday, August 13 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mountain Time
Concentrate Management

Presenters: Robert McCandless, Brown & Caldwell; Gil Hurwitz, Black & Veatch; Ethan Demeter, Magna Imperio Systems Corp.

This webinar will provide information and examples of membrane solids management from both high-recovery processes such as zero-liquid discharge, or conventional options. Given the challenges of concentrate management, it is prudent to explore all beneficial use options early in project planning or through studies and field testing.  A combination of methods linking more conventional options with beneficial use may provide redundancy, reliability, and potential cost savings.  Join experts as they explore alternatives for solids produced by conventional and high-recovery methods. Session Titles

Learning Objectives:

1.    Understand the planning requirements for high-quality process water and a closed-loop, zero-liquid discharge system.

2.     Learn about the process improvements realized through  pre-concentration

3.     Introduction to a groundwater closed-circuit RO demonstration facility
 

Tuesday, August 18 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.. Mountain Time
Ceramic and Polymeric UF Membranes

Presenters: Yue Sun, Adurra Group; Matthew Erickson, AE2S; Daniel Dye, WesTech Engineering, Inc.

Ceramic and polymeric membranes are increasingly used in a broad range of applications due to their resilient material of construction and ability to operate under intense circumstances.  This session will take a look at performance comparison of a ceramic membrane filtration system and a traditional polymeric membrane system, pre-treatment influences on operational parameters and lessons learned from the commissioning of both a ceramic membrane system and a polymeric systems. Session Titles

As a result of this webinar, the attendees will: 

1.    Understand when it may be beneficial to choose ceramic versus polymeric membranes

2.    Have valuable information for those looking for case studies on the application and performance of a two-stage system

3.     Option for using ceramic membranes to reduce DBP formation


Thursday, August 20 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mountain Time
Innovative Operations: Reverse Osmosis

Presenters: Jana Safarik, Orange County Water District; Jonathan Brant, University of Wyoming; Alan Sharpe, LANXESS Corporation

In this session presenters offer alternative and innovative methods for operating reverse osmosis membranes that show promise for for improved maintenance and performance. Session Titles

As a result of this webinar, the attendees will learn innovative approaches to membrane operation: 

1.    Alternatives to conductivity and total organic carbon for assessing pathogen removal performances 

2.     New RO pre-treatment process based on aligned magnetic fields

3.     Unique industrial application to maximize recovery and separation
 

Registration Information

Please note this series is not included in AWWA's annual webinar subscription. 

Detailed Webinar Agendas


Thursday, July 30 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mountain Time
The Role Of Membranes in PFAS Removal
    
Session Titles & Presenters: 

  • Removal of Contaminants of Emerging Concern by Thin Film Nanocomposite RO Membranes  Eugene Rozenbaoum, LG Chem
  • Taking a Closer Look at Nanofiltration for PFAS Removal  Eva Steinle-Darling, Carollo Engineers, Inc.
  • Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance Removal using Ceramic Membrane Filtration of Colloidal Activated Carbon Sorbent Material  Terence Reid, Aqua-Aerobic Systems

Thursday, August 6 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mountain Time
Best Practices for Improving  MF/UF Operations

Session Titles & Presenters:

  • Improving MF/UF Membrane Operations and Troubleshooting with 4 Easy Steps  Scott Freeman, Membrane Medic
  • Lessons Learned for 30 MGD Montevina UF Membrane Treatment Plant after One Year of Operations  Richard Stratton and Randy Houston, HDR
  • Implementation of System Change Due to Organic Fouling and Membrane Integrity Loss in a Submerged UF Membrane Treatment Facility  Omogbemiga 'Binga' Talabi and Don Henderson, City of Scottsdale

Tuesday, August 11 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mountain Time
Membrane Treatment Provides Pathogen Removal Credits
Session Titles & Presenters:
       

  • Automated Conductivity Profiling of Reverse Osmosis Units for Integrity Verification  James Vickers, Separation Processes, Inc.
  • Validation of a Full-Scale Flat Sheet Membrane Bioreactor for Virus and Protozoa Log Reduction Values and Surrogate Correlations  Amos Branch, Carollo Engineers, Inc.
  • A proposed approach for assigning LRV credits to membrane bioreactors combining direct/indirect monitoring for potable reuse.  Christopher Morrow, DuPont Water Solutions, MEMCOR

Thursday, August 13 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mountain Time
Concentrate Management

Session Titles & Presenters:         

  • Membrane Technology Tackles Water Resource Challenges in the High Desert  Robert McCandless, Brown & Caldwell
  • A Fundamental Study of the Stability, Minimization, and Disposal of Supersaturated Brine from Conventional and Closed-Circuit RO  Gil Hurwitz, Black & Veatch
  • Use of Transformative Electrodialysis Technology to Facilitate ZLD via Desalination Brine Concentration  Ethan Demeter, Magna Imperio Systems Corp.

Tuesday, August 18 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mountain Time
Ceramic and Polymeric UF Membranes
     
Session Titles & Presenters:    

  • Planning and Pilot Testing for a Surface Water Treatment Plant - Ceramic vs. Polymeric  Yue Sun, Adurra Group
  • A Parallel Pilot Study of Polymeric and Ceramic UF Membranes on the Missouri River  Matthew Erickson, Advanced Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc. (AE2S)
  • Application of Two-Stage Ultrafiltration for High Water Recovery and Minimal Waste Discharge in Big Timber, MT  Daniel Dye, WesTech Engineering, Inc.

Thursday, August 20 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mountain Time
Innovative Operations: Reverse Osmosis

Session Titles & Presenters:      

  • Naturally Occurring Surrogates to Monitor Reverse Osmosis Performance and Integrity in Reuse Applications  Jana Safarik, Orange County Water District
  • Extending RO Recovery Using an Aligned Magnetic Field Pretreatment System  Jonathan Brant, University of Wyoming
  • Zwitterionic Coatings of Feed Spacer in RO-Modules for Anti-Adhesion and Anti-Biofouling Properties  Alan Sharpe, LANXESS Corporation

Registration Information

Pricing Details

 
 
Series Note: If you've missed a webinar you can still register for the full six-series bundle and receive access to all six webinars for a discounted rate. Recordings for all webinars will be provided.
 
For Individuals: Register for any single webinar for $75 member/$120 non member. Or, register for the entire series for $375 member/$600 nonmember. Individual registration allows access for one person on one computer, and includes one (1) certificate of completion. 
 
For Groups: Register multiple employees for a group price! During this time of COVID-19, each group member will receive a link to safely watch the webinar in their own space.  Group rates for any single webinar are $255 member/$370 nonmember. Group Rates for the entire series are $1275 member/$1850 non-member. Every participant can receive a certificate of completion.  

Registration Information

Register today (Note on registration: after choosing Member/Nonmember, options will populate)

 Title
 
Date & Time 
Full Six-Series Bundle (Best Value!) July 30-Aug 20
The Role Of Membranes in PFAS Removal July 30
11 a.m. MT
 
Best Practices for Improving  MF/UF Operations Aug 6
11 a.m. MT
 
Membrane Treatment Provides Pathogen Removal Credits Aug 11
11 a.m. MT
 
Concentrate Management Aug 13
11 a.m. MT
Ceramic and Polymeric UF Membranes Aug 18
11 a.m. MT
Innovative Operations: Reverse Osmosis Aug 20
11 a.m. MT
 

Continuing Education Information

Some states will accept webinars and you may be awarded Continuing Education credits by your licensing agency. It is the individual's responsibility, before registering for any education program, to contact his/her licensing agency: 1. To confirm that the education program is acceptable for continuing education credit towards your particular license; and 2. To confirm what you need to submit for credit approval. You must contact your specific licensing agency for details.

We recommend that you:
  • Contact the agency 30 days prior to attending training
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  • Ask your agency if the training format is approved (online vs. in-person)
  • Find out what credit the agency approves
  • Find out what you need to do in order to receive credit
  • Find out whether you must submit an application prior to attending or submit handouts, etc., after training
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For registration and technical questions please contact custsrv@amtaorg.com

Please note this series is not included in AWWA's annual webinar subscription.

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