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:
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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.
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.
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.
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
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
The American Membrane Technology Association and the American Water Works Association recently announced awardees at the Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition (MTC).
Emefcy Group Limited, a global leader in energy-efficient wastewater treatment solutions, recently announced the signing of its second contract in Ethiopia.
Water Planet, a global supplier of intelligent membrane products, has been selected by Clean Industrial Technologies, Inc. (CIT) to install its IntelliFlux-controlled CMS-2500 system in a gas refinery located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Bleaching and dyeing textile fibers and fabrics without causing any environmental pollution through effluent may sound too good to be true.
Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is showcasing its Lewabrane brand of membrane elements for reverse osmosis (RO) at the Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition, hosted by the American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA).
Needing to meet new total nitrogen removal requirements while remaining in its existing footprint, Flanders’ wastewater treatment company, Aquafin, chose to upgrade the Schilde Wastewater Treatment Plant by means of a unique combined solution of GE's ZeeLung Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) and ZeeWeed membrane bioreactor (MBR) technologies.
Emefcy, a provider of innovative, high effluent quality wastewater treatment solutions, is pleased to announce the official inauguration of its first Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) wastewater treatment facility at Bordeaux in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands.
Water purification processes usually make use of robust membranes for filtering off contaminants while working at high pressures. Can materials employing water as major component be made strong enough to suit such a demanding application? Israeli scientists now report that a supramolecular aqua material can be utilized as a sustainable membrane for water purification at high pressures.
GE’s Water & Process Technologies recently announced that it will supply its advanced wastewater treatment equipment for an upgrade of the Luo Fang Wastewater Treatment Plant in Shenzhen City, Guang Dong province, making it the largest membrane bioreactor (MBR) plant in China.
ACWA Emirates, part of the ACWA Group, a leading water and wastewater solutions provider, has completed a new state-of-the art wastewater treatment plant for Saudi Aramco, the world’s top exporter of crude oil and natural gas, to support the residential complex at the company’s expanding Shaybah oil field in the Empty Quarter.