In Case You Missed It! AMTA and AWWA partnered over the summer to offer an online Membrane Master Class, featuring leaders and innovators in membrane technology and the latest topics.
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 includes recognized experts and in-depth discussions on new directions in membrane research, system design and operation.
View all six master class sessions for a complete overview of today’s emerging membrane standards or view an individual session. Your post-event registration will allow you to view the archive recording at your convenience.
ICYMI: Membrane Master Class Sessions
The Role of Membranes in PFAS Removal
AMTA-AWWA Membrane Master Class Series | Aired July 30
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.
Moderator: Mehul Patel, Orange County Water District
Featured Presenters: Eugene Rozenbaoum, LG Chem; Eva Steinle-Darling, Carollo Engineers, Inc.; Terence Reid, Aqua-Aerobic Systems
- The role of advance treatment in removing contaminants of concern such as PFAS
- The implications of PFAS removal and concentrate disposal
- Methods of PFAS removal that uses less carbon and produces significantly less waste
Best Practices for Improving MF/UF Operations
AMTA-AWWA Membrane Master Class Series | Aired August 6, 2020
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.
Moderator: Randal Braker, Duck River Utility Commission
Featured Presenters: Scott Freeman, Membrane Medic; Richard Stratton/Randy Houston, HDR; Omogbemiga Talabi/Don Henderson, City of Scottsdale
Best Practices to be addressed:
- Adapting to source water quality changes
- Information for warranty claims
- Locating problems during troubleshooting
- Optimizing coagulation dosing
Membrane Treatment Provides Pathogen Removal Credits
AMTA-AWWA Membrane Master Class Series | Aired August 11, 2020
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.
Moderator: Monica Pazahanick, Hazen and Sawyer
Featured Presenters: James Vickers, Separation Processes, Inc.; Amos Branch, Carollo Engineers, Inc.; Christopher Morrow, DuPont Water Solutions
What You Will Learn:
- How MBRs can be used in potable reuse application
- Validation results of a full-scale MBR validation study and how that relates to validation for potable reuse applications
- The distinct advantages of MBRs in advanced IPR/DPR
AMTA-AWWA Membrane Master Class Series | Aired August 13, 2020
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.
Moderator: Jonathan Brant, University of Wyoming
Featured Presenters: Robert McCandless, Brown & Caldwell; Gil Hurwitz, Black & Veatch; Ethan Demeter, Magna Imperio Systems Corp.
- Understand the planning requirements for high-quality process water and a closed-loop, zero-liquid discharge system.
- Learn about the process improvements realized through pre-concentration
- Introduction to a groundwater closed-circuit RO demonstration facility
Ceramic and Polymeric UF Membranes
AMTA-AWWA Membrane Master Class Series | Aired August 18, 2020
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 system.
Moderator: Andrea Achilli, University of Arizona
Featured Presenters: Yue Sun, Adurra Group; Matthew Erickson, AE2S; Daniel Dye, WesTech Engineering, Inc.
What You Will Learn:
- When it may be beneficial to choose ceramic versus polymeric membranes
- Valuable information for those looking for case studies on the application and performance of a two-stage system
- Option for using ceramic membranes to reduce DBP formation
Innovative Operations: Reverse Osmosis
AMTA-AWWA Membrane Master Class Series | Aired August 20, 2020
In this session presenters offer alternative and innovative methods for operating reverse osmosis membranes that show promise for improved maintenance and performance.
Moderator: Russ Swerdfeger, DuPont Water Technologies
Featured Presenters: Jana Safarik, Orange County Water District; Jonathan Brant, University of Wyoming; Alan Sharpe, LANXESS Corporation
What You Will Learn:
- Alternatives to conductivity and total organic carbon for assessing pathogen removal performances
- New RO pre-treatment process based on aligned magnetic fields
- Unique industrial application to maximize recovery and separation
Membrane Master Class
Single Session: $75
Full Series Registration: $375
Single Session: $120
Full Series Registration: $600
Student Rates (requires Membership Enrollment)
Single Session: $25
Full Series: $125
Call for Group Rates
Upon registration, the archived video will be available for 30 days.
Email AMTA/AWWA Webinar Training or call 772-463-0820.
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For CEU credits, attendees must participate in the live event and provide a valid certification number. After the live online training, attendees meeting the CEU requirements receive CEU documentation from AMTA. Reports are also sent to the appropriate certification agencies.
See more online training offerings at: AMTA’s Technology Training Online.