• Event Calendar

    AMTA holds four regional workshops every year which offer great networking with presentations pertinent to the area.

    Event Calendar
  • About AMTA

    Our Vision Solving water supply & quality issues through the widespread application of membrane technology.

    About AMTA
  • Industry News

    WaterWorld Interview at MTC16 with AMTA Executive Director Harold Fravel Jr., PhD, Executive Director, American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) View WaterWorld Interview with AMTA

    Industry News
  • AMTA/ADC Grants, Scholarships, and Stipends

    The Affordable Desalination Collaboration (ADC) has donated funding to the American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) for “grants, scholarships or stipends” on an annual basis through 2018.

    AMTA/ADC Grants, Scholarships, and Stipends
  • AMTA Workshop – Tour Operations at the Lorne Park WTP

    Attendees of the AMTA Workshop in Toronto Canada tour operations at the Lorne Park water treatment plant located on the north shore of Lake Ontario.

    AMTA Workshop  –  Tour Operations at the Lorne Park WTP
  • Industry News

    Reclamation Waives Client Use Fees at Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility (BGNDRF). Click image for more information

    Industry News
  • Benefits of AMTA Membership

    Membership in AMTA brings the SATISFACTION of belonging to the premier U.S. organization dedicated to the application of membrane filtration and desalting processes for water treatment.

    Benefits of AMTA Membership
  • AMTA attended the White House Roundtable Forum on Water Innovation

      AMTA Executive Director Harold Fravel and Board Member John Tonner attended the White House Roundtable Forum on Water Innovation in Washington DC on

    AMTA attended the White House Roundtable Forum on Water Innovation
  • AMTA Awards

    Each year, AMTA recognizes outstanding performance by individuals and companies furthering AMTA’s mission to advance the understanding and use of membrane technology

    AMTA Awards
  • In Memoriam – Gene Erickson

    The water treatment industry mourns the loss of Mr. Gene Erickson, age 92.  In 1977, Gene co-founded FilmTec, Inc. which developed the flagship FT30 membranes which are still in production today. 

    In Memoriam – Gene Erickson

Water Online Guest Columns

In The Beginning….The Origin of Membranes as told by the Industries Seasoned Pioneers

Guest Column | March 14, 2016 | Reproduced with Permission of Water Online By: Harold G. Fravel Jr., Executive Director, American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) and Karen Lindsey, VP, Avista Technologies, Inc. In 2011, the American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) embarked on an ambitious effort to preserve the history and evolution of the membranes industry. The project complimented a tradition of recognizing outstanding achievements in membrane technology and the awards extended to deserving recipients throughout the year.  As many of the founding Pioneers began to retire, the AMTA Board recognized that their first-hand accounts would be lost forever if they weren’t …

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