Membrane Technology




The AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference explores how the latest developments in membrane technology can enhance water reliability and quality. Each year the conference reveals new directions in water and wastewater treatment technologies, desalting and membrane bioreactor applications. For COVID-19 resources, and health and wellness information, please visit the MTC COVID-19 resources page

That's a wrap! 

Thank you to all who joined us in Knoxville. We can't wait to see you in 2024!  

Who attends MTC?

  • Consultants and Contractors
  • Designers
  • Professors and students
  • Federal, state and municipal management and executives
  • Local, state and federal regulators
  • International audience
  • Manufacturers, suppliers and distributors
  • Operators
  • Scientists and researchers
  • Water and wastewater engineers
  • Water utility plant management and executives

Sample Registration Rates*
Registration Type
*Subject to change
Member Early Rate Nonmember Early Rate
Member Late  Rate Nonmember Late Rate
Full-Conference Registration (Best Value!) 
Includes technical sessions, exposition, meals, networking events;
does not include workshops
$825 $1,030 $875 $1,080
Student (Validation required - same as Full-Conference) $105 $105 $105 $105
Operator/Professor/Regulator (Validation required - same as Full-Conference) $415 $515 $475 $565
Exhibits-Only All Days (non-booth staff) $105 $105 $105 $105
Pre-Conference Workshops (half day)  $165 $240 $190 $290
Technical Facility Tours $50/60 $100/110 $60/70 $110/120

Members enjoy registration discounts. Join us!

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Cancellation Policy: AWWA must receive cancellations in writing. Phone cancellations are not accepted. All cancellations dated on or before deadline will receive a refund, minus a 25% administrative fee. After deadline, cancellations will not be refunded; however, substitute registrants are welcome. Email requests for substitutions or cancellations to


Thanks to everyone who donated! 

Technical Program

Each year the AMTA-AWWA Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition features technical podium and poster sessions, pre-conference workshops, facility tours, networking and a comprehensive Exhibit Hall. Attendees explore how the latest developments in technology can enhance water reliability and quality through membrane filtration, reuse, desalting, RO/NF/MF/UF and MBR for water treatment. The MTC planning committee is excited to share another outstanding technical program in 2024 - details coming soon!




Conference Topics include

  • Membrane Development, Research, and Innovation
  • Plant Operation, Maintenance, and Management
  • Reuse
  • Project Planning and Design
  • Membrane Filtration Applications 
  • Planning and Operations
  • Concentrate Management
  • Seawater Desalination

Pre-Conference Workshops & Tours 

Workshops and Facility Tours offer additional opportunities for in-depth, hands-on learning. Additional Registration and fees are required, these items are not included in the full conference registration. 

2024 details coming in the fall! 


Exhibitor & Sponsor Opportunities

Thank you to all our 2023 Exhibitors & Sponsors! 

The Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition is the premier event for membrane technology and applications in North America. Each year, MTC offers a wide variety of sponsorship packages and exhibitor opportunities to enhance your company's exposure and visibility throughout the conference. 

Connect your company to a qualified and high-profile audience entirely interested in the membrane industry.

2024 Resources:

2024 Exhibitor & Sponsor Prospectus – coming soon

Reserve a Booth - Coming Soon

Exhibitor Service Center

Exhibitor Listing

Floor Plan

MTC Exhibitor Rules


For all exhibit & sponsor inquiries please contact AWWA Exhibitor Services.


The 2024 Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition will take place March 4-7, 2024 in West Palm Beach, FL

The planning committee is now accepting abstracts and special topic sessions. Extended! Call for Abstracts will now be open until 4:00 p.m. (MDT) on Thursday, July 13, 2023.

  • No manuscript/no award - Only presentations that are accepted for MTC and have an accompanying narrative based manuscript will be considered as eligible for ANY of the award categories including the AMTA/AWWA Best Paper Award. 
  • No presentation/no podium - Accepted presentations must have their presentation submitted in PowerPoint format prior to the stated deadline to avoid forfeit of the podium and replacement by another speaker/presentation (Editable ppt, or pptx only.  ppsx or other uneditable formats are not acceptable). 

Abstracts are required for all potential presentations as the first step in the evaluation and ranking process.  No abstract, no consideration, no exceptions.  Abstracts for accepted presentations must be updated to the satisfaction of the Moderator after approval of the final presentation and/or manuscript.

Accepting abstracts in the following topics:

1. Project Planning, Design, and Procurement

a. Source water issues

b. Treatment process selection

c. Environmental impacts

d. Regulatory and permitting

e. Pre- and post-treatment selection

f. Sustainability and carbon footprint

g. Plant design, 3D, BIM and computer tools/models

h. New plant construction and retrofits

i. Project and system costs

j. Alternative project delivery and funding methods

k. Energy recovery devices and energy reduction options

l. Procurement strategies

2. Microfiltration and Ultrafiltration

a. Applications of MF and UF

b. Integrity testing

c. Residuals management

d. Ceramic membranes

e. Open platform concepts

3. Nanofiltration and Reverse Osmosis

a. Applications for NF and BWRO

b. Concentrate management

c. Seawater Desalination (SWRO)

d. Intakes and outfalls

e. System operations

f. Ultra high pressure applications

4. Potable Reuse

a. Direct potable reuse applications

b. Operator certification for advanced treatment

c. Log Removal Credits and Verification

d. Indirect potable reuse applications

e. Membrane Bioreactors

5. Wastewater & Non-Potable Reuse

a. Membrane bioreactors (MBR)

b. Non-potable reuse applications

c. Considerations for membrane use in wastewater treatment

d. Membrane applications in low nutrient discharge limits

e. Wastewater membrane fouling control and cleaning

6. Residuals Management and Zero Liquid Discharge

a. Zero liquid discharge

b. Concentrate reuse and resource recovery

7. Industrial Applications

a. Oil and gas/produced water

b. Food and beverage

c. Semi-conductor

d. Power generation

e. Mining

f. Metal recovery

g. Agricultural

8. Plant Operation, Maintenance and Management

a. Staff training and start-up

b. Operator experiences

c. Smart technology / process instrumentation, monitoring, and controls, Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

d. System optimization and cost effectiveness

e. Membrane warranty and replacement

f. Troubleshooting, fouling, scaling, and cleaning

g. Emergency preparedness

h. Asset management strategies

i. Overcoming Challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic

9. Specific Contaminant Removal

a. Pharmaceuticals and personal care products

b. Removal of specific contaminants (e.g. Nitrate, Arsenic, Radionuclides, etc.)

c. Organics

d. Removal of uncommon metals (e.g., Molybdenum, Cobalt, Nickel, etc.)

e. Trace contaminants

f. Treatment of emerging contaminants

g. Perfluorinated compounds (e.g., PFOA, PFOS, GenX, etc.)

10. Additional Technologies


b. Forward osmosis

c. Membrane distillation

d. Membrane fabrication technologies

11. Research, Advances and Innovations in Membranes

Please note that submissions provided after the call closes will not be accepted.

MTC Awards: Call for Nominations!

Water Quality Person of the Year Award
Robert O. Vernon Award - Membrane Plant Operator Award
Membrane Facility Award

Please visit the Awards Nomination Form for a description of each award, and to submit your nominations. 

Congratulations to all winners! Past Awardee Information

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