|To:||Membrane Industry & Media Publications|
|From:||Harold Fravel, AMTA Executive Director|
|Contact:||email@example.com / 772-463-0844|
|Date:||September 1, 2015|
Dear AMTA Member:
Recently I was contacted by the Agenda 2020 Technology Alliance for information about membrane technology for use in treating pulp and paper black liquor. They will be hosting a workshop to explore the issues around black liquor properties and issues and think that membranes might have use in solving some of the pulp and paper industries problems.
Since this is a very demanding solution full of organics and at high temperatures, my first thought was ceramic or stainless steel membranes. However, some of you may have other ideas on how to deal with this need.
One of AMTA’s goals is to bring new opportunities to our membership and with that in mind, I am sharing the information sent to me that describes their mission and an upcoming workshop in Cincinnati, OH.
Agenda 2020 Seeks Experts for Advanced Manufacturing Technology Workshop on Membrane Technology
The forest products industry’s Agenda 2020 Technology Alliance will explore development of potential application of membrane-based technologies to the concentration of spent pulping liquor at a workshop October 15-16 in Cincinnati. The workshop is a milestone event in an effort to increase energy efficiency as compared to traditional multiple-effect evaporation equipment. The Alliance seeks experts in materials science, spent liquor handling, and membrane manufacturing and technology for water removal from near-boiling temperature aqueous streams, and related disciplines.
Attendance is by invitation. If you are interested in participating, please contact Executive Director David Turpin at 202-463-2742 or David_Turpin@Agenda2020.org. To learn more about Agenda2020 Technology Alliance, visit www.agenda2020.org .
If you have an interest in participating and think you might have some technology that could work in this endeavor, please let them know. Since membranes are not currently used in the treatment of black liquor, it might be a new avenue to sell your products. I recognize this is a very early stage for the program but I want to see membrane usage grow and have our AMTA members’ benefit.
If you do decide to participate, let me know.
Harold G. Fravel, Jr.
American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA)
Phone (772) 463-0844
The American Membrane Technology Association’s mission is to promote, advocate and advance the understanding and application of membrane technology to create safe, affordable and reliable water supplies, and to treat municipal, industrial, agricultural and waste waters for beneficial use. AMTA provides broad opportunities for the exchange of technical, operational and financial information among individuals and organizations interested in membrane technologies. As the leading advocate of membrane processes in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America, AMTA is a strong voice for regulatory and legislative reforms essential to the understanding, acceptance and utilization of membrane technologies. Please visit www.amtaorg.com for more information.