AMTA “Membranes Across the Midwest”

The American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) invites you to attend the upcoming Technology Transfer Workshop “Membranes Across the Midwest” in Des Moines, IA on July 15-17, 2013. This workshop will be held at the Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown.  Topics that will be covered include the following:

Session 1: Membrane Basics

  • Introduction to Low, Medium, & High Pressure Membrane Systems
  • MF/UF Design Considerations
  • Regional Application Issues for NF/RO Treatment
  • RO Troubleshooting: Bringing Analytical & Chemistry Together
  • Immersed vs. Pressure for Low Pressure Membranes, A Manufacturer’s Perspective

Session 2: Water Treatment Plant Tour

  • Operation of Saylorville Water Treatment Plant (UF and RO)
  • Facility Tour – Saylorville Water Treatment Plant

Session 3: Membrane Applications & Case Studies

  • Nitrate Removal at the Central Iowa Water Association’s RO Plant
  • 8 Years and 40,000 Miles: Minneapolis’ Columbia Heights Membrane Plant
  • Membranes on the Mississippi at Keokuk’s Lime Softening Water Treatment Plant
  • Membranes at Sioux City’s Southbridge Regional Water Treatment Plant
  • Membranes and Ozone on the Missouri River at Emmons County Water Treatment Plant
  • Membranes: A Regulator’s View

Session 4: Costs & Operations

  • Costs of Membrane Water Treatment Plants
  • MF/UF Operator Training: Transitioning from Granular to Membrane Filters
  • Why RO Operators Don’t Whistle While They Work and What to do About It
  • Workshop Wrap-Up

The cost for members/affiliates is $250.00 with early registration by June 28th and $350.00 on or after June 29th and non-members is $350.00 with early registration by June 28th and $450.00 on or after June 29th.  Make your lodging arrangements directly with the Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown, Des Moines Iowa by phone at 800-362-2779 and refer to American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) for the discounted room rate. A group rate for single/double of $145 has been negotiated for reservations made by July 1, 2013 (subject to availability).

Click on these links for the workshop brochure and the online registration form. You can register online (provided links), fax to 772-463-0860 or phone the AMTA office at 772-463-0820.