Dr. Graeme K Pearce

Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

Scheduled Webinars by Expert

May 2022

UF/MF Membrane System Design
Date: 24 May 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 10.00 am , ~90 Min
Language: English
Registration Fee: Member: 100 US$
Non-Member: 150 US$
Group (5-Pax): 400 US$
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Description: This webinar introduces the concept of system design by looking at the components required to build a system as well as issues including layout, arrangement, and the development of the flowsheet. The discussion then goes on to consider the selection and sizing of components and looks at the important issue of how to select a rack size. The factors of pipework velocity, redundancy, tank sizing, and flux variation are all impacted by the number of racks used. Open platform developments which introduce the possibility of interchangeability are then discussed, including the ‘Universal Rack’ and ‘Integrated Header’ options. The webinar concludes with case studies presented as worked examples to illustrate various system design issues and introduces students to suppliers’ design software. The content can be summarized as follows: • Layout; components, arrangement, and flowsheet • Selection and sizing of system components • Open platform options and the universal rack • Examples and case studies of system design
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

UF/MF Commercial Membranes & Suppliers Review
Date: 25 May 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 10.00 am , ~90 Min
Language: English
Registration Fee: Member: 100 US$
Non-Member: 150 US$
Group (5-Pax): 400 US$
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Description: This webinar examines commercial offerings of the international suppliers, providing a tabulated summary for the water membrane market. In addition, there will be a detailed focused review of market leaders, ie the portfolio offerings of Du Pont and Suez, and the specific product offerings of Asahi (working with Pall outside of Asia), and Pentair-Xflow. The review will describe product specification and mode of operation. There will also be a brief review of the most influential Asian suppliers. The content can be summarised as follows: • History of UF/MF development • Overview of commercial products and detailed review of market leaders including product specification and mode of operation • Brief review of the most influential Asian suppliers • New developments
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

UF/MF Membrane Plant Performance Monitoring and Permeability Trends
Date: 26 May 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 10.00 am , ~90 Min
Language: English
Registration Fee: Member: 100 US$
Non-Member: 150 US$
Group (5-Pax): 400 US$
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Description: This webinar explores fouling trends, and looks at the concepts of critical, threshold, and sustainable flux as design tools to minimize fouling through process design. A worked example will be presented for the calculation of sustainable flux from pilot data, and examples will be provided for calculated values of sustainable flux from case studies. Techniques for characterising fouling on plants will be described including permeability trend analysis and the concept of target permeability will be introduced. Case studies of the analysis of permeability trends will be presented from operational data for different applications. The content can be summarized as follows: • Fouling phenomena and fouling control procedures • Critical, threshold and sustainable flux • Permeability monitoring and control and target permeability • Case studies for surface water and seawater RO pre-treatment applications
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

Applications & Case Studies of UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment
Date: 27 May 2022 (Friday)
Time: 10.00 am , ~90 Min
Language: English
Registration Fee: Member: 100 US$
Non-Member: 150 US$
Group (5-Pax): 400 US$
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Description: This webinar discusses issues encountered in various water and wastewater treatment applications including drinking water, wastewater reuse, SWRO pre-treatment. In the case of drinking water, issues include legislation, regulation, approval, and integrity. In the case of reuse, the focus will be on the energy comparison between membrane treatment and conventional treatment. Analysis will be presented to investigate the operating cost breakdown for membranes. For SWRO pre-treatment, the focus will be on bio-fouling, both in terms of avoidance and control, and the track record of membrane pre-treatment will be discussed. Case studies will be used to provide indicative performance for the different applications with some examples of cost comparison. The content can be summarised as follows: • Drinking water and industrial water • Wastewater Reuse • Seawater RO Pre-treatment and the problem of bio-fouling
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

Fouling & Use of Chemicals in UF/MF Membrane Filtration
Date: 30 May 2022 (Monday)
Time: 10.00 am , ~90 Min
Language: English
Registration Fee: Member: 100 US$
Non-Member: 150 US$
Group (5-Pax): 400 US$
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Description: This webinar introduces the concept of foulant categories, and considers the dosing and cleaning chemical characteristics required to control and/or remove different types of foulants. Dosing chemical options will be presented, including simple inorganic coagulants and more complex polymeric options, and the efficacy of these options will be discussed in various applications. The webinar will then go on to examine the range of cleaning chemicals that are commonly used in water membrane applications. Methods and procedures will be described for use with different feed formats. The pros and cons of commodity and speciality cleaners will be discussed for different applications. The content can be summarised as follows: • Foulant categories • Dosing chemicals; options and procedures • Cleaning chemicals; options and procedures
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

Operational Issues of UF/MF Membrane Plant
Date: 31 May 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 10.00 am , ~90 Min
Language: English
Registration Fee: Member: 100 US$
Non-Member: 150 US$
Group (5-Pax): 400 US$
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Description: This webinar discusses issues experienced during commissioning and operation. It is commonplace for a membrane plant to encounter early stage problems arising from stresses experienced during delivery or installation. These issues can be exacerbated by intermittent or low flow operation. Procedures are described to improve early stage experience. In longer term steady state operation, membranes initially operate stably, but fouling problems, low feed temperature, or feed quality perturbations can cause stress. The webinar describes techniques to establish whether the membranes continue to maintain integrity and to calculate whether the system continues to meet the required performance standard. Expected and acceptable failure rates are discussed together with the issues covered by a typical membrane warranty. Finally, fibre repair techniques are discussed. The content can be summarized as follows: • Delivery, storage, commissioning, shutdown, mothballing, and maintenance • Membrane integrity testing, calculating Log Removal Values (LRV) from pressure decay data • Membrane System Warranty • Fibre repair, operating plant experience of fibre breakage frequency
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

June 2022

Troubleshooting of UF/MF Membrane Water Plant
Date: 01 June 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 10.00 am , ~90 Min
Language: English
Registration Fee: Member: 100 US$
Non-Member: 150 US$
Group (5-Pax): 400 US$
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Description: This webinar introduces approaches to problem investigation. A plant may experience problems due to an aggressive design or a feed which is out of specification or a particularly problematic foulant or product weakness. The webinar discusses the types of failure modes which may result and the mechanism of failure. The potential remedies are then discussed together with design or operational changes that may be introduced to eliminate future problems. In each case, the influence of format on both the source of the problem and the potential remedy will be explored. The content can be summarised as follows: • Problem investigation and monitoring, failure modes and mechanisms • Pressure spikes and potting problems • Effect of format on problems experienced • Remedy
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

UF/MF Membranes - New Developments, Recent Trends, and Future Prospects
Date: 02 June 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 10.00 am , ~90 Min
Language: English
Registration Fee: Member: 100 US$
Non-Member: 150 US$
Group (5-Pax): 400 US$
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Description: This final webinar in the polymeric membrane series explores topical issues including technical and market developments. Technical issues may include the latest developments from suppliers such as the introduction of a different fibre chemistry or fibre dimension, or change in module area or offering. Market issues may include regional developments, or business model changes, or the effect of acquisitions, or of problems or solutions encountered in a particular application. The content of future webinars may be updated as required dependent upon market trends. A typical content structure for this webinar series is summarised as follows: • How suitable are membranes for the water treatment duties that they are being used for? • Market developments and trends • Is there a replacement market yet for membrane filtration? • Update on China’s membrane aspirations • Acquisitions, mergers, route to market strategy and potential investment opportunities • What impact is being made by new entrants?
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

Ceramic Membranes: Principles & Manufacturing, Applications & Performance
Date: 03 June 2022 (Friday)
Time: 10.00 am , ~90 Min
Language: English
Registration Fee: Member: 100 US$
Non-Member: 150 US$
Group (5-Pax): 400 US$
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Description: The first webinar in the ceramic membrane series will start by providing a detailed review of the advantages of ceramics compared to polymerics followed by a review of materials and manufacturing methods. The properties of different materials will then be examined together with their pros and cons, and surface characteristics. The webinar goes on to look at modules and products and compares ceramic membrane system design with polymerics. Performance examples will be presented for surface waters and the fouling experience described for examples of oily feedwaters. The content can be summarized as follows: • Advantages of ceramics compared to polymeric • Ceramic material options and manufacturing methods • Properties, pros and cons of different materials, and surface characteristics • Modules and products, format and process choices
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

Commercial Ceramic Membranes Review
Date: 06 June 2022 (Monday)
Time: 10.00 am , ~90 Min
Language: English
Registration Fee: Member: US$
Non-Member: US$
Group (5-Pax): US$
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Description: The second webinar in the ceramic membrane series examines the commercial offerings of the four most influential international suppliers in the water and wastewater segment, ie Metawater, Nanostone, ItN, and Meiden. The review will describe product specification and mode of operation and will include a discussion of pros and cons in different applications, together with a performance comparison with polymerics. The webinar will go on to provide a brief review of other ceramic membrane suppliers in non-water applications in a tabulated summary. The webinar will conclude with a discussion of novel developments that ceramics have investigated to reduce and/or control fouling. The content can be summarised as follows: • Overview of commercial products and detailed review of market leaders, eg Metawater, Nanostone ItN, Meiden, with mention of smaller players • Pros and cons in different applications • Performance comparison with polymerics • Assessment of methods to reduce irreversible fouling such as use of ozone
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

Membrane Bioreactors for Wastewater Treatment: Basics, Technology and Process Design
Date: 07 June 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 10.00 am , ~90 Min
Language: English
Registration Fee: Member: 100 US$
Non-Member: 150 US$
Group (5-Pax): 400 US$
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Description: The first webinar in the MBR series will start by discussing drivers and advantages for MBR compared to conventional treatment as well as considering barriers to uptake. The webinar goes on to examine the historical perspective of the commercialization of MBR and consider the membrane materials and the terms and definitions used in MBR process design. The format and configuration used in MBR will then be compared, highlighting the pros and cons for the different formats as a function of application type and flowrate. The webinar concludes with a discussion of fouling, cleaning, and aeration requirements of the different options. The content can be summarized as follows: • Background, drivers, advantages, barriers to uptake and markets • Terms and definitions • Membranes, fouling, process design and key design parameters • Format, configuration, and system components
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

Review of Leading Commercial MBR Products
Date: 08 June 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 10.00 am , ~90 Min
Language: English
Registration Fee: Member: 100 US$
Non-Member: 150 US$
Group (5-Pax): 400 US$
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Description: The second webinar in the MBR series starts by examining commercial offerings of the most influential international suppliers of hollow fibre format products, ie Suez, Beijing Origin Water, Du Pont (Memcor), Asahi-Kasei, Memstar, Mitsubishi, Koch-Puron, Econity. It then continues with a review of the flat sheet suppliers, Kubota and Toray. There is a brief mention of side stream configuration suppliers using cross flow and air lift, ie Berghof and Pentair. The webinar concludes with a discussion of what can go wrong for MBR, ie problems in operation and maintenance and a review of track record. The content can be summarised as follows: • History of MBR development • Overview of commercial products and detailed review of market leaders • Performance comparison of leading players • Operational issues and comparison between different formats
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

On-demard Webinars by Expert

UF/MF Fundamentals and Membrane Materials
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 225 US$
Group (5 Pax): 600 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~90 Min
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Description: The first webinar in the series starts by defining the terms used in membrane filtration and will then go on to consider separation mechanisms and the factors influencing performance. Polymeric membrane materials will then be compared, and factors will be considered which affect polymer choice. A very brief introduction will then be made of the pros and cons of ceramic membranes vs polymerics, The webinar concludes with a discussion of polymeric surface characteristics and hydrophilicity, and looks at the issue of membrane fouling and the techniques by which it can be controlled. The content can be summarized as follows: • UF/MF basics • Separation Mechanisms • Membrane Materials and Factors Influencing Membrane Selection • An Introduction to Fouling and Fouling Control
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

UF/MF Membrane Fabrication, Morphology & Characteristics
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 225 US$
Group (5 Pax): 600 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~90 Min
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Description: The second webinar in the series examines polymeric membrane fabrication by different manufacturing processes, namely phase inversion (NIPS and TIPS), and stretching. The resulting membrane morphology and the various options to modify the basic membrane by inclusion of additives, or by post treatment, or by coating are then discussed. This will be followed by a detailed discussion of membrane characteristics including a comparison of surface charge, pore size distribution and performance. Typical fibre dimensions and potting issues are then explored for the different membrane formats, ie whether the feed is provided to the inside or the outside of the fibre. The content can be summarized as follows: • Membrane fibre manufacture • Membrane characteristics • Module formation and potting characteristics
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

UF/MF Membrane Format and Product Options
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 225 US$
Group (5 Pax): 600 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~90 Min
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Description: In the third webinar, module design options are examined. The pros and cons of different format and configuration choices will be discussed. The selection of options for a given project will be affected by application type and other factors, and issues will be explored to help students find the most appropriate product. Market trends will also be reviewed. The webinar goes on to discuss process sequence for filtration, backwash and cleaning cycles, highlighting variations for the different formats. The content can be summarized as follows: • Module format and system configuration • Process sequence • Cleaning cycles
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

UF/MF Membrane Process Design and Flux Selection
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 225 US$
Group (5 Pax): 600 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~90 Min
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Description: This webinar in the series examines process design, focusing on the issue of how to select flux. The webinar starts by considering the application categories found in water and wastewater treatment, and the process design guidelines for each of these application types for both inside and outside feed formats and for different material types. The importance of temperature correction is then discussed and the effect that this has on flux selection for the different formats. The webinar concludes with case studies presented as worked examples to show how flux can be selected from guidelines and published data. The content can be summarized as follows: • Application categories, process design guidelines • Effect of temperature • Examples and case studies for different formats and applications
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

UF/MF Membrane System Design
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 225 US$
Group (5 Pax): 600 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~90 Min
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Description: This webinar introduces the concept of system design by looking at the components required to build a system as well as issues including layout, arrangement, and the development of the flowsheet. The discussion then goes on to consider the selection and sizing of components and looks at the important issue of how to select a rack size. The factors of pipework velocity, redundancy, tank sizing, and flux variation are all impacted by the number of racks used. Open platform developments which introduce the possibility of interchangeability are then discussed, including the ‘Universal Rack’ and ‘Integrated Header’ options. The webinar concludes with case studies presented as worked examples to illustrate various system design issues and introduces students to suppliers’ design software. The content can be summarized as follows: • Layout; components, arrangement, and flowsheet • Selection and sizing of system components • Open platform options and the universal rack • Examples and case studies of system design
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

UF/MF Commercial Membranes & Suppliers Review
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 225 US$
Group (5 Pax): 600 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~90 Min
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Description: This webinar examines commercial offerings of the international suppliers, providing a tabulated summary for the water membrane market. In addition, there will be a detailed focused review of market leaders, ie the portfolio offerings of Du Pont and Suez, and the specific product offerings of Asahi (working with Pall outside of Asia), and Pentair-Xflow. The review will describe product specification and mode of operation. There will also be a brief review of the most influential Asian suppliers. The content can be summarised as follows: • History of UF/MF development • Overview of commercial products and detailed review of market leaders including product specification and mode of operation • Brief review of the most influential Asian suppliers • New developments
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

UF/MF Membrane Plant Performance Monitoring and Permeability Trends
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 225 US$
Group (5 Pax): 600 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~90 Min
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Description: This webinar explores fouling trends, and looks at the concepts of critical, threshold, and sustainable flux as design tools to minimize fouling through process design. A worked example will be presented for the calculation of sustainable flux from pilot data, and examples will be provided for calculated values of sustainable flux from case studies. Techniques for characterising fouling on plants will be described including permeability trend analysis and the concept of target permeability will be introduced. Case studies of the analysis of permeability trends will be presented from operational data for different applications. The content can be summarized as follows: • Fouling phenomena and fouling control procedures • Critical, threshold and sustainable flux • Permeability monitoring and control and target permeability • Case studies for surface water and seawater RO pre-treatment applications
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

Applications & Case Studies of UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 225 US$
Group (5 Pax): 600 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~90 Min
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Description: This webinar discusses issues encountered in various water and wastewater treatment applications including drinking water, wastewater reuse, SWRO pre-treatment. In the case of drinking water, issues include legislation, regulation, approval, and integrity. In the case of reuse, the focus will be on the energy comparison between membrane treatment and conventional treatment. Analysis will be presented to investigate the operating cost breakdown for membranes. For SWRO pre-treatment, the focus will be on bio-fouling, both in terms of avoidance and control, and the track record of membrane pre-treatment will be discussed. Case studies will be used to provide indicative performance for the different applications with some examples of cost comparison. The content can be summarised as follows: • Drinking water and industrial water • Wastewater Reuse • Seawater RO Pre-treatment and the problem of bio-fouling
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

Fouling & Use of Chemicals in UF/MF Membrane Filtration
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 225 US$
Group (5 Pax): 600 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~90 Min
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Description: This webinar introduces the concept of foulant categories, and considers the dosing and cleaning chemical characteristics required to control and/or remove different types of foulants. Dosing chemical options will be presented, including simple inorganic coagulants and more complex polymeric options, and the efficacy of these options will be discussed in various applications. The webinar will then go on to examine the range of cleaning chemicals that are commonly used in water membrane applications. Methods and procedures will be described for use with different feed formats. The pros and cons of commodity and speciality cleaners will be discussed for different applications. The content can be summarised as follows: • Foulant categories • Dosing chemicals; options and procedures • Cleaning chemicals; options and procedures
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

Operational Issues of UF/MF Membrane Plant
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 225 US$
Group (5 Pax): 600 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~90 Min
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Description: This webinar discusses issues experienced during commissioning and operation. It is commonplace for a membrane plant to encounter early stage problems arising from stresses experienced during delivery or installation. These issues can be exacerbated by intermittent or low flow operation. Procedures are described to improve early stage experience. In longer term steady state operation, membranes initially operate stably, but fouling problems, low feed temperature, or feed quality perturbations can cause stress. The webinar describes techniques to establish whether the membranes continue to maintain integrity and to calculate whether the system continues to meet the required performance standard. Expected and acceptable failure rates are discussed together with the issues covered by a typical membrane warranty. Finally, fibre repair techniques are discussed. The content can be summarized as follows: • Delivery, storage, commissioning, shutdown, mothballing, and maintenance • Membrane integrity testing, calculating Log Removal Values (LRV) from pressure decay data • Membrane System Warranty • Fibre repair, operating plant experience of fibre breakage frequency
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

Troubleshooting of UF/MF Membrane Water Plant
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 225 US$
Group (5 Pax): 600 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~90 Min
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Description: This webinar introduces approaches to problem investigation. A plant may experience problems due to an aggressive design or a feed which is out of specification or a particularly problematic foulant or product weakness. The webinar discusses the types of failure modes which may result and the mechanism of failure. The potential remedies are then discussed together with design or operational changes that may be introduced to eliminate future problems. In each case, the influence of format on both the source of the problem and the potential remedy will be explored. The content can be summarised as follows: • Problem investigation and monitoring, failure modes and mechanisms • Pressure spikes and potting problems • Effect of format on problems experienced • Remedy
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

UF/MF Membranes - New Developments, Recent Trends, and Future Prospects
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 225 US$
Group (5 Pax): 600 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~90 Min
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Description: This final webinar in the polymeric membrane series explores topical issues including technical and market developments. Technical issues may include the latest developments from suppliers such as the introduction of a different fibre chemistry or fibre dimension, or change in module area or offering. Market issues may include regional developments, or business model changes, or the effect of acquisitions, or of problems or solutions encountered in a particular application. The content of future webinars may be updated as required dependent upon market trends. A typical content structure for this webinar series is summarised as follows: • How suitable are membranes for the water treatment duties that they are being used for? • Market developments and trends • Is there a replacement market yet for membrane filtration? • Update on China’s membrane aspirations • Acquisitions, mergers, route to market strategy and potential investment opportunities • What impact is being made by new entrants?
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

Ceramic Membranes: Principles & Manufacturing, Applications & Performance
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 225 US$
Group (5 Pax): 600 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~90 Min
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Description: The first webinar in the ceramic membrane series will start by providing a detailed review of the advantages of ceramics compared to polymerics followed by a review of materials and manufacturing methods. The properties of different materials will then be examined together with their pros and cons, and surface characteristics. The webinar goes on to look at modules and products and compares ceramic membrane system design with polymerics. Performance examples will be presented for surface waters and the fouling experience described for examples of oily feedwaters. The content can be summarized as follows: • Advantages of ceramics compared to polymeric • Ceramic material options and manufacturing methods • Properties, pros and cons of different materials, and surface characteristics • Modules and products, format and process choices
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

Commercial Ceramic Membranes Review
Registration Fee:
Language: English
Time Length: ~90 Min
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Description: The second webinar in the ceramic membrane series examines the commercial offerings of the four most influential international suppliers in the water and wastewater segment, ie Metawater, Nanostone, ItN, and Meiden. The review will describe product specification and mode of operation and will include a discussion of pros and cons in different applications, together with a performance comparison with polymerics. The webinar will go on to provide a brief review of other ceramic membrane suppliers in non-water applications in a tabulated summary. The webinar will conclude with a discussion of novel developments that ceramics have investigated to reduce and/or control fouling. The content can be summarised as follows: • Overview of commercial products and detailed review of market leaders, eg Metawater, Nanostone ItN, Meiden, with mention of smaller players • Pros and cons in different applications • Performance comparison with polymerics • Assessment of methods to reduce irreversible fouling such as use of ozone
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

Membrane Bioreactors for Wastewater Treatment: Basics, Technology and Process Design
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 225 US$
Group (5 Pax): 600 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~90 Min
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Description: The first webinar in the MBR series will start by discussing drivers and advantages for MBR compared to conventional treatment as well as considering barriers to uptake. The webinar goes on to examine the historical perspective of the commercialization of MBR and consider the membrane materials and the terms and definitions used in MBR process design. The format and configuration used in MBR will then be compared, highlighting the pros and cons for the different formats as a function of application type and flowrate. The webinar concludes with a discussion of fouling, cleaning, and aeration requirements of the different options. The content can be summarized as follows: • Background, drivers, advantages, barriers to uptake and markets • Terms and definitions • Membranes, fouling, process design and key design parameters • Format, configuration, and system components
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

Review of Leading Commercial MBR Products
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 225 US$
Group (5 Pax): 600 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~90 Min
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Description: The second webinar in the MBR series starts by examining commercial offerings of the most influential international suppliers of hollow fibre format products, ie Suez, Beijing Origin Water, Du Pont (Memcor), Asahi-Kasei, Memstar, Mitsubishi, Koch-Puron, Econity. It then continues with a review of the flat sheet suppliers, Kubota and Toray. There is a brief mention of side stream configuration suppliers using cross flow and air lift, ie Berghof and Pentair. The webinar concludes with a discussion of what can go wrong for MBR, ie problems in operation and maintenance and a review of track record. The content can be summarised as follows: • History of MBR development • Overview of commercial products and detailed review of market leaders • Performance comparison of leading players • Operational issues and comparison between different formats
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

Q&A Session 2021 (USA) - UF/MF Membrane Filtration
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 225 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~60 Min
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Description: KnowHow Webinar Q&A Session is an additional feature of KnowHow Webinars. In this session, participants can ask questions to KnowHow Webinar Experts. Questions can be sent in advance by email or ask questions during live session. Q & A Session 1 on "UF/MF Membrane Filtration" is scheduled on 30 April 2021 at 10am ET. The invited expert is Dr. Graeme K Pearce, who is a specialist on UF/MF Membrane Filtration. Dr. Graeme will answer all submitted questions or questions asked during the live session appropriately. If you are looking for private Q&A Session for your company only on this subject, we can arrange at it mutual convenient time. Private session is limited to maximum of 5 participants from the same company.
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

Q&A Session 2021 (Asia) - UF/MF Membrane Filtration
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 225 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~90 Min
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Description: KnowHow Webinar Q&A Session is an additional feature of KnowHow Webinars. In this session, participants can ask questions to KnowHow Webinar Experts. Questions can be sent in advance by email or ask questions during live session. The invited expert is Dr. Graeme K Pearce, who is a specialist on UF/MF Membrane Filtration. Dr. Graeme will answer all submitted questions or questions asked during the live session appropriately. If you are looking for private Q&A Session for your company only on this subject, we can arrange at it mutual convenient time. Private session is limited to maximum of 5 participants from the same company.
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

Q&A Session 2021 (Middle East) - UF/MF Membrane Filtration
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 225 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~90 Min
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Description: KnowHow Webinar Q&A Session is an additional feature of KnowHow Webinars. In this session, participants can ask questions to KnowHow Webinar Experts. Questions can be sent in advance by email or ask questions during live session. The invited expert is Dr. Graeme K Pearce, who is a specialist on UF/MF Membrane Filtration. Dr. Graeme will answer all submitted questions or questions asked during the live session appropriately. If you are looking for private Q&A Session for your company only on this subject, we can arrange at it mutual convenient time. Private session is limited to maximum of 5 participants from the same company.
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

Q&A Session 2021 (Europe) - UF/MF Membrane Filtration
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 225 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~90 Min
To Register: Details & Register
Description: KnowHow Webinar Q&A Session is an additional feature of KnowHow Webinars. In this session, participants can ask questions to KnowHow Webinar Experts. Questions can be sent in advance by email or ask questions during live session. The invited expert is Dr. Graeme K Pearce, who is a specialist on UF/MF Membrane Filtration. Dr. Graeme will answer all submitted questions or questions asked during the live session appropriately. If you are looking for private Q&A Session for your company only on this subject, we can arrange at it mutual convenient time. Private session is limited to maximum of 5 participants from the same company.
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

Membrane Technology (Master Class)
Registration Fee: Individual: 2,500 US$
Group (3 Pax): 6,000 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~48 Hours
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Description: This KnowHow Webinars MasterClass “Membrane Technology” has 31 webinar modules with focus on Ultra Filtration, Micro Filtration, Reverse Osmosis, Desalination, Ceramic Membranes, Membrane Bioreactors and wastewater reclaimation. Well-Experienced Membrane Experts, Dr. Graeme Pearce, UK and Dr. mark Wilf have developed and presented these topics for the benefits of engineers and technical personals involved with membrane technology. This program is useful for both well-experienced as well as little-experienced water treatment professionals. This whole program gives knowledge on applied basics, design and operation of membrane systems. Here is the list of 31 modules. You can select the topic that you are interested to join. These modules are available on-demand too. It is possible to view these training modules in your preferred schedules as on-demand.
# UF/MF Fundamentals and Membrane Materials
# UF/MF Membrane Fabrication, Morphology & Characteristics
# UF/MF Membrane Format and Product Options
# UF/MF Membrane Process Design and Flux Selection
# UF/MF Membrane System Design
# UF/MF Commercial Membranes & Suppliers Review
# UF/MF Membrane Plant Performance Monitoring and Permeability Trends
# Applications & Case Studies of UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment
# Fouling & Use of Chemicals in UF/MF Membrane Filtration
# Operational Issues of UF/MF Membrane Plant
# Troubleshooting of UF/MF Membrane Water Plant
# UF/MF Membranes - New Developments, Recent Trends, and Future Prospects
# Ceramic Membranes: Principles & Manufacturing, Applications & Performance
# Commercial Ceramic Membranes Review
# Membrane Bioreactors for Wastewater Treatment: Basics, Technology and Process Design
# Review of Leading Commercial MBR Products
# Membrane Desalination Process Fundamentals
# RO Membrane Performance
# Configuration of RO Membrane Units
# Applied Water Chemistry of Desalination Processes
# RO Desalination Plant Feed Water and Concentrate Management
# RO Pretreatment System: Conventional Treatment
# RO Pretreatment System: Membrane Filtration
# RO System Performance Projection
# Pumping & Energy Recovery Equipment in RO Desalination Plant
# RO Permeate Post Treatment Process
# Desalination System Design Fundamentals
# RO Membrane Elements Performance Normalization
# RO Membrane Fouling and Performance Recovery
# RO Pilot Unit Configurations and Operation
# Wastewater Reclamation using RO Technology
Speaker: Dr. Wilf has been involved in process development, system design, project execution, plant operation and maintenance of large, commercial desalination and wastewater reclamation plants in US, Europe and Middle East since 1977. Dr. Wilf has been involved in development of new desalination process and optimization of membrane technologies. Some of his inventions have resulted in patent applications and are being used in commercial desalination systems. Dr. Wilf is a regular contributor to professional journals, wrote chapters on membrane technology processes and applications to a number of books. He edited and wrote with other coauthors The Guidebook to Membrane Desalination Technology that has been published in 2006. The second book on membrane technology that he edited and contributed, The Guidebook to Membrane Technology for Wastewater Reclamation, has been published in 2010. Dr. Wilf regularly presents and teaches desalination and membrane technology subjects to engineers and water professionals. His teaching activity includes teaching course on membrane technology and desalination for European Desalination Society, and other courses for industrial companies and engineering organizations.
Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

Membrane Technology (MasterClass)
Registration Fee: Member: 2,000 US$ Non-Member: 2,500 US$ Group (3-Pax): 5,500 US$ Group (5-Pax): 7,500 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~8 Days
To Register: Details & Register
Description:
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.
Dr. Wilf has been involved in process development, system design, project execution, plant operation and maintenance of large, commercial desalination and wastewater reclamation plants in US, Europe and Middle East since 1977. Dr. Wilf has been involved in development of new desalination process and optimization of membrane technologies. Some of his inventions have resulted in patent applications and are being used in commercial desalination systems. Dr. Wilf is a regular contributor to professional journals, wrote chapters on membrane technology processes and applications to a number of books. He edited and wrote with other coauthors The Guidebook to Membrane Desalination Technology that has been published in 2006. The second book on membrane technology that he edited and contributed, The Guidebook to Membrane Technology for Wastewater Reclamation, has been published in 2010. Dr. Wilf regularly presents and teaches desalination and membrane technology subjects to engineers and water professionals. His teaching activity includes teaching course on membrane technology and desalination for European Desalination Society, and other courses for industrial companies and engineering organizations.

UF/MF Membrane Filtration (MasterClass) (4-Day)
Registration Fee: Member: 850 US$
Non-Member: 1,250 US$
Group (5 Pax): 2,500 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~26 Hours
To Register: Details & Register
Description: Module 1 : UF/MF Fundamentals and Membrane Materials
Module 2 : UF/MF Membrane Fabrication, Morphology & Characteristics
Module 3 : UF/MF Membrane Format and Product Options
Module 4 : UF/MF Membrane Process Design and Flux Selection
Module 5 : UF/MF Membrane System Design
Module 6 : UF/MF Commercial Membranes & Suppliers Review
Module 7 : UF/MF Membrane Plant Performance Monitoring & Permeability Trends
Module 8 : UF/MF Membrane Applications in Water & Wastewater Treatment
Module 9 : Fouling & Use of Chemicals in UF/MF Membrane Filtration
Module 10 : Operational Issues of UF/MF Membrane Plant
Module 11 : Troubleshooting of UF/MF Membrane Water Plant
Module 12 : UF/MF Membranes - New Developments, Recent Trends & Future Prospects
Module 13 : Ceramic Membranes: Principles & Manufacturing, Applications & Performance
Module 14 : Commercial Ceramic Membranes Review
Module 15 : Membrane Bioreactors for Wastewater Treatment: Basics, Technology & Process Design
Module 16 : Review of Leading Commercial MBR Products
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

Ceramic Membrane Filtration (MasterClass) (3-Hour)
Registration Fee: Member: 300 US$
Non-Member: 450 US$
Group (5 Pax): 900 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~90 Min
To Register: Details & Register
Description:
Speaker: Dr Graeme K Pearce holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford, and is the Principal at his own consulting firm, Membrane Consultancy Associates (MCA) founded in 2005. MCA specializes in advice on membrane filtration technology and provides consulting services covering a range of issues including performance review, problem solving, acting as an expert witness, market analysis, strategy review, and technical advice for investors. Graeme has 40 years’ experience in the membrane field having undertaken technology and strategic development roles at BP, Kalsep, and Hydranautics prior to consulting. He is well known in the field of water and membranes through publications including numerous papers and book contributions. He is also the sole author of ‘UF/MF Membrane Water Treatment’, published by TechnoBiz. Graeme has conducted many workshop training sessions, has been a conference chairman and a regular conference session chair, as well as giving numerous keynote lectures and other papers. For further information see www.membraneconsultancy.com.

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