Water Treatment & Membranes

Next Decade Trends in Water & Wastewater Treatment
Speaker: Prof. C. Visvanathan
Registration Fee: Members: 50 US$
Non-Members: 100 US$
Group: 300 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~60 MIn
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Description: Currently, global water supply is 740 billion m3 and by 2030 this is forecasted to be 1.5 trillion m3. Moreover, Asia has the highest rate of water withdrawal and consumption in the world. By 2025, its total water consumption would be 1750 km3. In addition to demand increase caused by population growth, the effects of climate change, disaster impacts and non-revenue water losses in cities exacerbate this problem. This presentation highlighted the key mega trends that are shaping the water and wastewater market during the next decade and explores the investment opportunities that are arising from these trends. Market opportunities related to the water sector are expected to reach USD 1 trillion by 2025. Companies that are early to respond and take steps to exploit the market opportunities associated with these water-related challenges are more likely to gain a competitive advantage and achieve commercial success. One of the fastest growing water business at the moment is purified bottle water service. Since the home-based water purification systems require considerable initial investment and constant servicing, the purified bottle water as an ideal alternative. Similarly, point-of-use water dispensing machines are increasingly deployed in south and south east Asia. They offer purified water in every location and IoT will help in increasing its visibility. Due to climate change scenarios such as severe storms, floods and longer periods of droughts, the necessity of climate resilient water and wastewater treatment plants have emerged. Thereby, the social and economic impacts due to disturbed water and wastewater treatment processes will be minimum. Other emerging problems related to water and wastewater treatment such as; algae bloom, saltwater intrusion, raw water pollution, inorganic water pollution, less space in urban areas, increasing energy costs and micropollutants in water are also getting more focus at present more than in the past. Carbon neutral wastewater treatment, membrane bioreactors and RO systems, concept of co-location of membrane desalination plants with power generation plants, decentralized treatment systems, and IoT in water sector are increasingly becoming popular in every part of the world which may dominate the next decade.
Speaker: Dr. C. Visvanathan, is a Professor of the Environmental Engineering and Management Program, School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology. He has a Ph.D. (Chemical /Environmental Engineering) from Institute National Polytechnique, Toulouse, France. His main areas of research interests include: Membrane technologies for water and wastewater treatment, Cleaner production and solid waste disposal and management. In the field of solid waste, his main research interests focus around waste recycling and reuse, landfill pre-treatment technologies, plus anaerobic digestion of food waste. He has published more than 150 international journal papers. He has more than 30 years of experiences teaching environmental engineering and management related courses at graduate level at AIT. His professional experiences include: Project Engineer, Asia Division, International Training Center for Water Resources Management, Sophia Antipolis, France, and short term consultant to UNEP Industry and Environment Office, Paris, France. He was coordinating the ADB – AIT – UNEP joint project on 3R – Knowledge Hub from the AIT side.

RO Membrane Plant : Operational Control & Troubleshooting
Speaker: Kazi Sarwar Hasan
Registration Fee: Professionals: 100 US$
Companies: 300 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~90 Min
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Description: This webinar is focusing on major operational issues of Reverse Osmosis Membrane Water Treatment with emphasis on principles and proper operation of RO Plant, loading and unloading membrane elements, control of membrane fouling & scaling, daily/weekly monitoring practices, membrane cleaning methods, evaluation of pretreatment, interpretation of performance data etc. This webinar is aimed for people who has basic understanding on membrane water treatment. It is suitable for engineers, operators and designers working in membrane water treatment systems.
Speaker: Mr. Kazi Sarwan Hasan has been working in water and wastewater treatment field for more than 22 years with specialization in process development for filtration systems, membrane system design, technical consulting/troubleshooting liquid filtration systems, water purification and wastewater recycle/recovery. Currently, he is working as the Managing Director of Innosep Co., Ltd., Thailand, which provides global services of membrane water treatment and industrial filtration. His educational credentials include M.Eng in Water and Wastewater Engineering (Asian Institute of Technology).

Membrane Applications in Industrial Process Filtration
Speaker: Kazi Sarwar Hasan
Registration Fee: Professionals: 100 US$
Companies: 300 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~60 Min
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Description: This webinar is focusing principles of membranes and its applications in industrial process filtration. There are number of applications for membranes in purification of liquids from impurities in various process industries to recover value added products. The webinar is suitable for both process industries and membrane system designers to understand the membrane applications in process filtration.
Speaker: Mr. Kazi Sarwan Hasan has been working in water and wastewater treatment field for more than 22 years with specialization in process development for filtration systems, membrane system design, technical consulting/troubleshooting liquid filtration systems, water purification and wastewater recycle/recovery. Currently, he is working as the Managing Director of Innosep Co., Ltd., Thailand, which provides global services of membrane water treatment and industrial filtration. His educational credentials include M.Eng in Water and Wastewater Engineering (Asian Institute of Technology).

UF/MF Fundamentals and Membrane Materials (UMF-1)
Speaker: Dr. Graeme Pearce
Registration Fee: Individual : 100 US$
Group (5 Persons) : 300 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 (UMF-2)
Speaker: Dr. Graeme Pearce
Registration Fee: Individual : 100 US$
Group (5 Persons) : 300 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.