Membrane Technology




Join AMTA and AWWA to explore 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.

2020 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. The conference takes place at the Phoenix Convention Center.

Register by February 14, 2020, for best rates

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

 2020 Registration Rates

Register by February 14, 2020 for early rates!
Registration Type 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
$800 $1000 $850 $1050
One-Day Only $500 $600  $550 $650
Student (Validation required - same as Full-Conference) $100 $100 $150 $150
Operator/Professor/Regulator (Validation required - same as Full-Conference) $400 $500 $450 $550
Exhibits-Only All Days (non-booth staff) $100 $100 $100 $100
Exhibits-Only Tuesday-Only or Wednesday-Only (non-booth staff) $50 $50 $50 $50
Exhibits-Only Thursday-Only (non-booth staff) $25 $25 $25 $25
Pre-Conference Workshops  Monday workshop prices vary - See program tab for details.
Technical Facility Tours Friday tour prices vary - See program tab 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!

AMTA Membership Information | AWWA Membership Information | IDA 

Future Years

MTC 2021 - March 22-26, West Palm Beach, Florida
MTC 2022 - February 21-25, Las Vegas, Nevada

Technical Program

The 2020 Program is now available.

MTC will feature technical podium and poster sessions, pre-conference workshops, facility tours, networking and a comprehensive Exhibit Hall. Join us 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 an outstanding technical program.

Conference Announcement

2020 Topics will 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
  • Experts in the Round - Roundtable networking forums

    MTC At-A-Glance


    Pre-Conference Workshops

    MTC Workshops on Monday, March 16, 2020 will offer additional opportunities for in-depth, hands-on learning. Registration and fee is required, these items are not included in the full conference registration.

    PC-1: Back to Basics (Full Day, includes lunch)
    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: The Inland Desalination and Concentrate Management (Half Day a.m.)

    PC-3: Current State of Ceramic Membranes (Half Day a.m.) 

    PC-4: Operator Focus - Membrane Integrity and MBR Credits (Half Day p.m.)
    (Member Rates apply for PC-4 if a Member of SWMOA)

    PC-5: Reuse Considerations - Regulatory and Permitting (Half Day p.m.)

    Facility Tours

    Friday, March 20, 2020
    Registration and fee is required. Facility tours are not included in the full conference registration, and a waiver may be required to participate. 
    TOUR 1 Tour 1 has been canceled (City of Goodyear RO). Please join us on Tour 2 or 3.
    TOUR 2 Scottsdale Water Campus Advanced Water Treatment Plant (UF and RO)
    TOUR 3 Ak-Chin Indian Community's Surface Water Treatment Plant (UF & MBR) 

    MTC Awards

    Call for Nominations! 

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

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

    Congratulations to all winners! Awardee Information

    Get to Know AWWA and AMTA


    Members enjoy registration discounts. Join us!


    AMTA Membership Information  |   AWWA Membership Information 

Join us in the Exhibit Hall!  

**NEW** Enhanced 2020 Exhibit Hall Hours! 

Due to popular request, we have adjusted Exhibit Hours to allow additional quality time to visit with solution providers. 

The MTC Exhibit Hall showcases the latest in membrane technology and services with more than 80 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!

2020 Floor Plan & Exhibitor List

2020 Schedule-at-a-glance

Exhibit Hall Education Sessions
Exhibit Hall Education Sessions encourage attendees to visit participating exhibitors in a coordinated program to learn and earn CEUs/PDHs. Attendees gather at participating booths at designated times for the talks, and exhibitor representatives will each have 15 minutes to give their presentation. Attendees earn CEUs by attending! The schedule is below:


March 17

Economic viability of ultrafiltration for drinking water production: case study in Brazil

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Track: Microfiltration and Ultrafiltration

Facilitator: Dupont, Booth #301

In this case study, Ultrafiltration technology has been shown to be a viable  process for production of drinking water in Brazil, producing safe water for the population with lower operational costs when compared to common conventional treatment units.


Printed Spacer Technology® changing the future of R/O

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Track: Research, Advances and Innovations in Membranes

Facilitator: Aqua Membranes, Booth #501

Aqua Membranes solves the problem of pre-mature fouling, decreased production, high energy operational costs, and prohibitive expansion cost with our patented Printed Spacer Technology® process in which we print a 3D resin polymer directly on the membrane surface. Our technology can be customized by industry, application, and membrane type.


Meet the PROs

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track: Wastewater & Non-Potable Reuse

Facilitator: Hydranautics – A Nitto Group Company, Booth #307

To address the key challenges faced by wastewater treatment plants and help companies to achieve their ZLD/MLD commitments, Hydranautics presents an entirely new range of specialty membranes: the PRO series.


Advancements in Avista Membrane Chemicals

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Track: Nanofiltration and Reverse Osmosis

Facilitator: Avista Technologies, Inc, Booth #101

In this session we will review advancements in membrane chemicals and technologies, including antiscalants, cleaners and biocides.


March 18

Solutions for Difficult-to-Treat Membrane Feed

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Track: Nanofiltration and Reverse Osmosis

Facilitator: MICRODYN-NADIR, Booth #230

Different membrane element types available from MICRODYN-NADIR can be used to treat difficult feedwaters. The following membrane solutions will be reviewed: high temperature up to 80°C, heat-sanitizable for sanitization up to 85°C, high pressure up to 120 bar, low-fouling RO for wastewaters, and cellulose acetate membrane for feeds with chlorine.


PFAS Water Treatment Solutions

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Track: Microfiltration and Ultrafiltration

Facilitator: Pall Water, Booth #407

Water quality of treated effluent, life cycle costs and technology performance are the key drivers in selecting the appropriate solution for removing Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from water. In-depth analysis has been performed by states, provinces and municipalities as this health concern has increased.


Application of membrane technologies in advanced water reuse treatment schemes

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track: Potable Reuse

Facilitator: Toray Membrane USA, Inc., Booth #201

Use of RO, UF, MBR membranes in water reuse with examples of reference sites in the U.S.


How to achieve anti-microbial dechlorination and particle filtration in a single step

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Track: Nanofiltration and Reverse Osmosis

Facilitator: Wateropolis Corp., Booth #321

Wateropolis is introducing a new granular ceramic filter media that reduces particulate by over 99% and simultaneously removes chlorine or chloramines from source water. We will discuss design considerations, flow rates, backwash rates and contact times required to implement the technology.


March 19

The importance of long term performance of reserve osmosis elements

12:30 PM - 12:45 PM

Track: Nanofiltration and Reverse Osmosis

Facilitator: DuPont, Booth 301

This paper demonstrates the superior durability of FILMTEC™ membranes which show a stable salt passage increased when exposed to multiple cleanings, while others membranes suffer up to a 80% salt passage increase. This durability advantage of FILMTEC membranes is in agreement with plants operating for more than 10 years without replacements. Savings can go up to 488,000 USD per year in a 100,000 m3/d desalination plant.


Rubber Seated Butterfly Valve Installation

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM

Track: Plant Operation, Maintenance and Management

Facilitator: DelVal Flow Controls, Booth #320

We will discuss the correct method of installing rubber seated butterfly valves to eliminate seat deformation and disc wrap-up, which can cause seat failure during initial start-up. We will also showcase DelVal’s Center-LOK seat design which prevents seat failures and improves cost of ownership.


Optimizing Medium to High Salinity Membrane Systems by Selection of Pumps and ERDs in RO

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Track: Nanofiltration and Reverse Osmosis

Facilitator: Fluid Equipment Development Co, Booth #224

Optimizing membrane systems with pump and ERD selection and placement in an RO system. Fluid power, flux balancing, and applications reviewed.

Exhibitor & Sponsor Opportunities

We offer 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.




2020 Exhibitor & Sponsor Prospectus
2020 Exhibitor Booth Application
2020 Floor Plan & Exhibitor List
MTC Exhibitor Rules

Already exhibiting?

Visit the Exhibitorzone in December 2019 to access the exhibitor service manual and other resources to prepare for a successful exhibit experience. For all exhibit & sponsor inquiries please contact AWWA Exhibitor Services.

The Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition is the premier event for membrane technology and applications in North America - be there! 






Presenter deadlines and resources

Congratulations on being selected to present!

Access the Speaker Portal 

Presenters please note: MTC is a no-paper, no-podium conference. Before submitting an abstract, please please review information below carefully to avoid surprises later on. If you are selected to present, remember that 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. MTC is a no-paper, no-podium conference, NO EXCEPTIONS - make sure to follow the directions provided below as you develop your paper. 


Please review information below carefully and contact us with any questions.

MTC 2020 Deadline Dates

Missing these deadlines can result in your removal from the MTC Program - AMTA and AWWA thank you in advance for being mindful of submission dates and requirements.

Presenter Deadlines
Call for Abstracts closes on Thursday, August 22, 2019
Signed Creative Commons Form by Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Papers and/or Manuscripts are due by Monday, January 13, 2020
Poster Presentations are due by Monday, February 17, 2020. Review Poster Guidelines
PowerPoint Presentations are due by Monday, February 17, 2020
Register for the Conference 

Presenter Guidelines

  • All presenters are required to submit a paper/manuscript that follows the MTC Manuscript Guidelines  .
  • 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.
  • Download the Creative Commons form.

Submit your Paper and/or Manuscript through your Speaker Portal or directly to AWWA Education Services

Powerpoint Presentations

  • All PowerPoint Presentations are required to use the MTC PowerPoint Template and follow the MTC PowerPoint Guidelines. Out of respect for our members and attendees, presentations must not be commercial in nature.Note: Company name and/or logo can be included in your PowerPoint in the bottom corner only on the first and last slide. Logo max. size: 2" horizontal/wide by .75" vertical/high. 
  • Presenters are required use the MTC PowerPoint Template: Standard Format  |  Wide Format
  • 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.
  • PowerPoint Presentations are due by date listed above. Please be timely. 
  • 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 your removal from the MTC Program - AMTA/AWWA thank you in advance for your staying mindful of submission dates and requirements.


Moderator Requirements

The planning committee will be recruiting moderators for 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. Keep your eyes open for additional communications and deadline schedules:

  • 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 January 13, 2020; you will then have a short window of time to review them. If you suggest improvements, please communicate those back to presenters in a timely manner.
  • Presenters will submit their PowerPoints by February 17, 2020; you will then have a short window of time to review them.Please begin your review as soon as possible. If you suggest improvements, please communicate those back to presenters in a timely manner.
  • Moderators are required to select a "Best Paper" contender from their session(s) and notify AMTA of that selection.  
  • Moderators are required to attend a training webinar , 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.
We Thank you for your time and effort, see you in Tucson!

Book your room now!

Conference hotel rates for MTC 2020 have been arranged at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix  ($279+tax) and the Springhill Suites Phoenix Downtown ($239+tax). Please book early as only a limited number of rooms are available. Rates are valid until 2/14/20 or until the block is full, whichever happens first. The conference takes place at the Phoenix Convention Center

Schedule note: Pre-conference workshops occur on Monday for an additional fee. Exhibit Hall opens on Tuesday morning following the Opening General Session. Exhibit Hall closes Thursday at 1:30 p.m.


Alert: Please be aware of fraudulent organizations contacting attendees to solicit hotel rooms. For your protection, reserve hotel accommodations using only the links provided above. Reservations made through any other housing services company could result in hidden charges, unusual restrictions, or incorrect hotel placement.


2020 Sponsors


MTC 2020 Platinum Sponsor

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Opening Session

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Tote Bags

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Awards Lunch

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Awards Luncheon

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