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Water and wastewater professionals will gather at Bally's in Las Vegas, NV, from March 10-14 to take part in this joint conference and exposition that showcases how membrane technology can enhance water reliability and water quality while revealing new directions in water treatment technologies and wastewater membrane bioreactor applications. The conference includes 115 technical papers, more than 60 poster presentations, ­ five pre-conference workshops, two facility tours, a full exhibit hall featuring innovative membrane products and services, as well as exhibit hall networking sessions.

AWWA/AMTA Membrane Technology Resources:

The pre-conference workshops The conference program The complete conference brochure


Membrane Conference Offers Networking, New Technology
Membrane Conference Offers Networking, New Technology

AMTA, along with the American Water Works Association (AWWA) have teamed up to offer an alternative, presenting their third “Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition,” held March 10-14 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • Zero Liquid Waste: A Desalination Solution For Chloride, Sulfate Limits
    Zero Liquid Waste: A Desalination Solution For Chloride, Sulfate Limits

    Mining operations and other energy producers face a multitude of clean-water regulations that can seriously impact their businesses. Strict standards governing discharge into waterways can increase costs and inhibit production. Veolia Water Technologies is addressing these issues through advanced treatment processes that allow companies to generate clean water for reuse or environmental discharge with no substantial liquid waste. Called the Zero Liquid Waste (ZLW) approach, the industrial water desalination technology benefits the mining industry, which must contend with stringent new regulatory requirements that limit the discharge of chlorides and sulfates into streams, rivers, lakes and other bodies of water.

  • Using Pump Variable Speed Drive Solutions In Membrane Filtration

    Variable frequency drives (VFDs) are nothing new to membrane filtration units. The most typical use of an external VFD on pressure pumps for reverse osmosis (RO) or ultra-filtration (UF) systems is to account for variability in flow.

  • Monitoring Membrane Fouling Potential: SDI Vs. Particle Detection

    Membrane fouling can have a significant impact on the performance of reverse osmosis (RO) systems, as well as on the cost of operating the systems (downtime, membrane cleaning, membrane replacement, etc.). The Silt Density Index (SDI) test has become the standard measurement for determining the fouling potential of RO make-up water. However, SDI results only offer “snapshots” of the quality of the makeup water at any given time. To truly understand the water that is being treated, and to optimize the pre-RO filtration system performance, water plant operators should consider utilizing online particle detection analyzers. By John W. Clark, and Joseph R. Zimmerman

  • An Overview Of Membrane Technology And Theory Many simple filtration processes use a dead-end technique — the flow of liquid to be filtered is directed perpendicular to the filter surface, This is effective when the concentration of particles to be removed is low or the packing tendency of the filtered material does not produce a large pressure drop across the filter medium.
Reverse Osmosis Desalination: A Feasible Alternative For Potable Water Supply
Reverse Osmosis Desalination: A Feasible Alternative For Potable Water Supply

Recent technology advances are making desalination less energy-intensive and less costly, bringing us closer to a long-sought solution to water scarcity. By James Smith, project manager, Constantine Engineering



FiberFlex Flexible Ultrafiltration Rack FiberFlex Flexible Ultrafiltration Rack

Want to shift the process of changing module suppliers from complicated and time-consuming to easily-managed and economical?

Membrane Systems: Featuring Aqua MultiBore® Membranes Membrane Systems: Featuring Aqua MultiBore® Membranes

For nearly 50 years, Aqua-Aerobic Systems has provided thousands of customers with adaptive treatment solutions in biological processes and filtration for both water and wastewater applications. Our knowledge and expertise in applied engineering and manufacturing allows us to provide highly efficient and cost effective technologies that require less energy, less maintenance and provide a low cost of ownership over the life of the plant.

Arkal Super Galaxy Self-Cleaning Disc Filter Arkal Super Galaxy Self-Cleaning Disc Filter

The Arkal Super Galaxy is a high-flow rate, self-cleaning, automatic disc filter. It is practical for water and wastewater treatment plants, central water systems for irrigation, large cooling tower power plants, ballast water, and saltwater, as it handles desalination. In addition, it controls algae and reduces hydraulic filtration degrees to less than 20 microns. Its vertical and horizontal installation options accommodate all space issues.

CeraQ™ Ceramic Filters For Water And Wastewater Treatment CeraQ™ Ceramic Filters For Water And Wastewater Treatment

QUA’s CeraQ™ ceramic membrane modules are designed for challenging water and wastewater applications. These filters are ideal for wastewater recycle or reuse applications in a wide range of industries such as upstream oil and gas, petrochemicals, refinery, food beverage, and textiles. A variety of different pore sizes provides great flexibility to users in designing treatment system for applications covering the filtration spectrum of micro- to ultrafiltration.

AltaPac™ AltaPac™

The AltaPac™ Ultrafiltration Package System is designed as an economical ultrafiltration membrane treatment system that is both easy to use and simple to install. This versatile system can process flows up to 100 gpm on surface waters and 180 gpm on ground waters.

EM-Pure™ Membrane Systems EM-Pure™ Membrane Systems

As a preferred GE partner, we offer the full line of GE Membrane Systems, products and services which include complete systems, membrane elements, controls, filters, high-pressure pumps and maintenance plans. The GE brand is synonymous with quality, engineering and craftsmanship! With Filtronics, you will get quick delivery, fast installation, responsiveness to your concerns, ease of use and extreme reliability.

MEMCOR® CPII Ultrafiltration System: The Latest in UF Technology MEMCOR® CPII Ultrafiltration System: The Latest in UF Technology

The MEMCOR® CP II System from Evoqua Water Technologies is a pressurized, pre-engineered membrane system with a modular building-block configuration and ultra-compact footprint. 

Leopold Clari-DAF® System Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) by Xylem Leopold Clari-DAF® System Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) by Xylem

The Leopold® Clari-DAF® system is a particularly capable technology for removing low-density particles that cannot be removed by gravity sedimentation