2019 Registration is now open!
Online registration is encouraged. If necessary, a printed Registration Form may be submitted to AMTA, followed with payment via phone. For all registration questions, please contact AMTA Customer Service or phone 1.772.463.0820.
Register by January 25, 2019, for best rates.
Who attends MTC?
- Consultants and Contractors
- Professors and students
- Federal, state and municipal management and executives
- Local, state and federal regulators
- International audience
- Manufacturers, suppliers and distributors
- Scientists and researchers
- Water and wastewater engineers
- Water utility plant management and executives
2019 Registration Rates
||Member Early Rate
||Nonmember Early Rate
|Member Late Rate
||Nonmember Late Rate
|Full-Conference Registration (Best Value!)
Includes technical sessions, exposition; meals; does not include workshops
|Student (Validation required - same as Full-Conference)
|Operator/Professor/Regulator (Validation required - same as Full-Conference)
|Exhibits-Only All Days (non-booth staff)
|Exhibits-Only One-Day (non-booth staff)
|| Monday workshop prices vary - See program for details.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be emailed to AMTA Customer Service. All cancellations by early deadline will receive a refund minus a 25% administrative fee. Cancellations post-deadline will not be refunded; however, substitute registrants are welcome, if pre-approved in writing. Contact AMTA with all registration questions.
Members enjoy registration discounts. Join us!
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Hotel deadline approaching! Book Today!
Conference hotel rates have been arranged at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside ($239/$249+taxes) and the Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans Convention Center ($252+taxes). Please book early as only a limited number of rooms are available. Rates are valid until deadline or until the block is full, whichever happens first.
Make Reservations at the Hampton Inn and Suites ($252+taxes)
The Hampton Inn is directly across the street from the convention center and includes free WiFi and free breakfast daily. The deadline to make phone reservations at the Hampton Inn & Suites is Friday, February 15. Book Online Now, or call 504-566-9990 and refer to group code "AMT" to book the group rate.
Hilton room block is full. Manage existing reservations at the Hilton.The Hilton is the conference headquarter hotel and is approximately 2.5 block walk to the convention center.
A note of Caution: We do not phone to solicit hotel reservations. Any calls you receive are fraudulent and may result in unexpected fees and/or ruined travel plans.
Note the schedule for 2019 MTC: No exhibit hours on Monday; Exhibit Hall first opens on Tuesday morning, February 26 following the Opening General Session. Pre-conference workshops on Monday for an additional fee.
New Orleans, Louisiana
After a day in sessions, get ready to hit New Orleans' cobble-stoned streets to soak up the cuisine, art, architecture and music that this great city is famous for.
Although some people say Carnival and Mardi Gras interchangeably, they are actually very different things. Carnival Season begins in January is a time to celebrate culture and family. Carnival is filled with parades, balls and other celebrations leading up to Mardi Gras, which is French for “Fat Tuesday.”
The 2019 MTC falls during Carnival season but wraps up well before the crowds arrive for Mardi Gras. Join us to experience this one-of-a-kind American experience!
The conference features technical podium and poster sessions, pre-conference workshops, networking and a comprehensive Exhibit Hall. Join us in New Orleans to 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 this outstanding technical program.
Topics will include
- Membrane Development, Research, and Innovation
- Plant Operation, Maintenance, and Management
- Potable Reuse
- Project Planning and Design
- Membrane Filtration Applications
- Planning and Operations
- Concentrate Management
- Seawater Desalination
- Experts in the Round - Roundtable networking forums
2019 MTC At-A-Glance
MTC Workshops offer additional opportunities for in-depth, hands-on learning. Registration and fee is required, these items are not included in the full conference registration.
Workshops - Monday, February 25, 2019
PC-1: Back to Basics, The MTC Primer
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Back to Basics enables attendees to prepare themselves for the full MTC. Ideal for first time attendees and those new to the field of membrane technology, Back to Basics gives the audience exposure to membrane experts and knowledge in a focused forum.
PC-2: Integrity Testing: How Far We Have Come and How Far Could We Go?
8:00 a.m. – noon
This workshop allows for a deep dive into the real of integrity testing for membranes. Direct integrity testing is a proven, reliable method to measure the integrity of a membrane system, especially a hollow fiber membrane. This workshop provides the attendee with a detailed understanding of the variables which impact the DIT, an understanding of the applicability of DIT in various applications, and a future state visionary workshop on what the future of integrity testing could hold. This workshop is ideal for experienced membrane professionals seeking a refresher or a deeper understanding of DIT.
PC-3: Inland Desalination and Concentrate Management
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
This workshop will present material on inland desalination and concentrate management, discussing key issues involved with development of inland desalination facilities and the related concentrate management and disposal methods. The workshop aims to aid utilities, industrial facilities, and other water users in evaluating or adapting inland desalination fortheir water supply needs.
PC-4: Membrane Operator Training Short Course – Nanofiltration and Reverse Osmosis (SCMA)
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
This membrane operator training short course is designed for operators of nanofiltration (NF) and reverse osmosis (RO) systems as well as those who are interested in NF and RO system operations. Attendees will then learn about (1) water quality, pretreatment, and post-treatment, (2) monitoring and control systems, (3) data interpretation, and (4) troubleshooting, and (5) chemical cleaning.
Full Day Workshop: $280 member/$380 nonmember early pricing
Half Day Workshop*: $160 member/$230 nonmember early pricing
*Sign up for any two (2) half-day workshops (A.M. and P.M.) for the same price as Full Day.
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. Deadline to submit for 2019 is November 15, 2018.
Congratulations to all winners! See the 2018 Awardee Information.
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Join us in the Exhibit Hall!
The MTC Exhibit Hall showcases the latest in membrane technology and services with more than 90 companies and dedicated exhibit hall hours.
Attendees and exhibitors alike will enjoy extensive networking opportunities, poster sessions, refreshment breaks, attendee luncheon and networking receptions—all taking place inside the MTC exhibit hall!
Current Floor Plan & Exhibitor List
New this year! Exhibit Hall Education Sessions
These Exhibit Hall Education Sessions encourage attendees to visit participating exhibitors in a coordinated program to learn and earn CEUs/PDHs. Attendees will gather at participating booths at designated times for the sessions, and exhibitor representatives will each have 15 minutes to give their presentation. Attendees earn CEUs by attending!
|MTC EXHIBIT HALL EDUCATION SESSIONS
|EHES01—Printer Space Technology
Tuesday 3:00–3:15 p.m.
Track: Development, Research and Innovation
Facilitator: Aqua Membranes Booth 903
Printed Spacer Technology™ enables significant performance improvements in all spiral wound applications. Thinner spacers allow more active area per element, up to 50%, which in turn lowers total system cost and enables existing plant expansion without new housings. Printed spacers can also be customized by application for lower pressure drop and organic fouling resistance.
|EHES02—Self-regulating External MBR System Reduces Energy Consumption and Increases Water Reuse
Tuesday 3:15–3:30 p.m.
Track: Microfiltration and Ultrafiltration
Facilitator: Berghof Membrane Technology Booth 209
Holland Malt is renowned for its quality malt production. When they decided to double their malting capacity it meant doubling their water consumption. They needed a reliable and stable system that could provide high-quality permeate to be reused in their production process and deliver significant cost savings. For these reasons, Holland Malt chose the external MBR filtration system from Berghof Membranes.
|EHES03—Ceramic Membranes Used in O&G, Mining and Metal Applications
Wednesday 10:00–10:15 a.m.
Track: Membrane Filtration Applications
Facilitator: CeraMem LLC Booth 916
Ceramic membranes are used in an increasing number of challenging applications. The presentation will cover case studies with O&G produced water, Cr VI and O&G removal from metal finishing plant, as well as a Mining tailing pond treatment.
|EHES04—Flux Balancing with Multi Stages and Multi Turbochargers
Wednesday 10:15–10:30 a.m.
Track: Planning and Operations
Facilitator: Fluid Equipment Development Company (FEDCO) Booth 402
Flux balancing with turbocharger energy recovery devices can be managed in multi-stage systems for SWRO and BWRO. Interstage boosting with turbochargers have been used in BWRO. A system design of Multi Stages and Multi Turbochargers (MSMT) for SWRO offers improved flux and recovery.
|EHES05—Exhibit Hall Education Session
Wednesday 3:00–3:15 p.m.
Track: Planning and Operations
Facilitator: Harn R/O Systems, Inc. Booth 423
Custom approach to membrane system design—Focus on long life and low maintenance.
|EHES06—Want More Water Out of Your Brine?
Wednesday 3:15–3:30 p.m.
Track: Concentrate Management Facilitator: IDE Technology Booth 616
This talk will showcase the new IDE’s Pulse Flow Reverse Osmosis (PFRO) technology that will enable brackish water plants top generate water at a lower cost that what is available today. This new RO allows • Simplifying the RO train structure from a multi-stage to a single stage • Reducing the number of membranes and pressure vessels.
|EHES07—Start-up and Operation of the 30 MGD Montevina Ultrafiltration Plant—Lessons Learned
Thursday 10:00–10:15 a.m.
Track: Plant Operation, Maintenance and Management
Facilitator: inge GmbH Booth 510
The San Jose Water Company decided to improve its 40-year old Montevina WTP in Los Gatos, California. The design-builder, HDR, selected H2O Innovation based on life cycle cost evaluations and inge GmbH supplied ultrafiltration (UF) membranes for the process. Insight into plant startup, pretreatment and cleaning strategies will be discussed. The current overall plant performance demonstrates that inge GmbH membranes would meet the expectations of San Jose Water Company.
|EHES08—Polymeric Membrane Replacement with Submerged Ceramic Membranes
Thursday 10:15–10:30 a.m.
Track: Microfiltration and Ultrafiltration
Facilitator: SafBon Water Technology Booth 403
Applications and driving factors for submerged polymeric MF/UF membrane replacement with ceramic membranes. This presentation will discuss the case study where a ceramic membrane retrofit was completed for a full scale (26.4 MGD) drinking water treatment plant based on proof of concept and process verification testing.
Congratulations on being selected to present or moderate at the 2019 Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition (MTC19). Below you will find important deadline dates and guidelines to assist you in your role.
Presenters: Effective communication fundamentally affects the quality of the program, and a well-prepared presentation is the first step in reaching this goal. Please make sure you invest adequate time and energy in developing your presentation and paper. Please remember that the MTC is a no-paper, no-podium conference - make sure to follow the directions provided below as you develop your paper.
Moderators: As the session lead, your reviews provide quality assurance for the papers and presentations of your speakers. On the day of the talks, moderators connect the presentations to each other through thoughtful transitions and officiate any questions from attendees at the end of each talk.
Please review information below carefully and contact us with any questions.
Missing important deadlines can result in removal from the MTC Program - AMTA and AWWA thank you in advance for being mindful of submission dates and requirements.
Signed Creative Commons Form by Friday, September 28, 2018.
Papers and/or Manuscripts are due by Wednesday, December 12, 2018*.
Presenters must register for MTC19 Register Now!
Poster Presentations are due by Monday, January 21, 2019*. Review Poster Guidelines
PowerPoint Presentations are due by Monday, January 21, 2019*.
Moderator Deadlines: Review and approve Papers and/or Manuscripts by Wednesday, January 9, 2019*
Review and approve Poster Presentations by Monday, February 11, 2019*
Review and approve PowerPoint and Presentations by Monday, February 11, 2019*
*Materials will be available in the online Conference Proceedings.
- All presenters are required to submit a paper/manuscript that follows the MTC19 Manuscript Guidelines for the Post-Conference Proceedings.
- All Papers/Manuscripts will be reviewed and approved by the Session Moderator or a member of the MTC Planning Committee.
- During the review process you may be asked to provide changes or additional information; AMTA/AWWA asks that you adhere to any requests and make changes within the time frame given.
Papers and/or Manuscripts are due by Wednesday, December 12, 2018.*
Submit your Paper and/or Manuscript through your Speaker Portal or directly to AWWA Education Services
- All PowerPoint Presentations are required to use the MTC PowerPoint Template and follow the MTC19 PowerPoint Guidelines. Out of respect for our members and attendees, presentations must not be commercial in nature.
- Presenters are required use the MTC19 PowerPoint Template.
- All Presentations will be reviewed and approved by the Session Moderator or a member of the MTC Planning Committee. During the review process you may be asked to provide changes or additional information; AMTA/AWWA ask that you adhere to the request and make the changes within the time frame given. Once your presentation gains final approval from the moderator or similar, you will need to contact AWWA to make any changes.
- Note: Company name and/or logo can be included in your PowerPoint in the bottom corner only on the first and last slide. For further instructions refer to the MTC19 PowerPoint Guidelines. Logo max. size: 2" horizontal/wide by .75" vertical/high.
- PowerPoint Presentations are due by Monday, January 21, 2019.
- Submit your PowerPoint Presentation through your Speaker Portal or AWWA Education Services.
In order to allow sufficient time for your materials to be reviewed, AMTA/AWWA ask that you follow the guidelines and meet all the deadline dates above. Missing important deadlines can result in removal from the MTC Program - AMTA/AWWA thank you in advance for your staying mindful of submission dates and requirements.
Thank you for agreeing to moderate a technical session at the Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition. As a moderator, you are required to reach out to the presenters in your session to ensure they are on track to present and provide their materials on-time for your review and approval. You are required to review in advance all papers and PowerPoints that are included in your session.
- During your review, you should check all papers and PowerPoints for items: accuracy, logos, sales pitches, slide readability, graphics and disparaging remarks, etc. and provide presenters feedback on updating or enhancing their papers and PowerPoints.
- Presenters will submit their papers/manuscripts by Wednesday, December 12, 2018; you have until Wednesday, January 9, 2019, to approve them. If you suggest improvements, please communicate those in time to receive revised papers/manuscripts by January 31, 2019, for your final approval.
- Presenters will submit their PowerPoints by Monday January 21, 2019; you have until Monday, February 11, 2019, to approve them. Please begin your review as soon as possible, so that presenters have time to make suggest improvements, please communicate those in time to receive revised presentations by February 18, 2019 for your final approval.
- Moderators are required to select a "Best Paper" contender from their session(s) and notify AMTA of that selection by Friday, January 11, 2019.
- Moderators are required to register for the conference. Please register now!
- Moderators are required to attend a training webinar in December where we cover how to log in to your Speaker Portal and access presenters papers/manuscripts and PowerPoints for review.
- Onsite, moderators are required to: introduce each presenter in their assigned session, keep presenters on-time, and facilitate audience questions.
- Please make sure you adhere to these Moderator Guidelines. If you are unable to meet these requirements please email AWWA Education Services. and asked to be removed as a moderator.