Fundamentals of Membrane Bioreactors Webcast Series

07/11/2012 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm


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Fundamentals of Membrane Bioreactors Part 1: MBR Membrane and Process Fundamentals

March 7, 2012   1:00 - 3:00 pm Eastern 

This introductory webcast of the three part series will provide a general overview of the membrane bioreactor process and present membrane and biological process fundamentals.  The MBR overview will include a summary of the benefits and limitations of the technology and typical drivers for MBR installation. 


  • Adrienne Menniti, Ph.D., CH2M HILL
  • Sean Scuras, Ph.D., P.E., Tetra Tech
  • Michael Schmidt, P.E., Tetra Tech
  • Ufuk G. Erdal, Ph.D., CH2M HILL


  • Membrane Fundamentals
  • Process Fundamentals

There will be 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) offered for this webcast.  


Fundamentals of Membrane Bioreactors Part 2: MBR Process Design and Operation

May 16, 2012   1:00 - 3:00 pm Eastern  

Building on the fundamentals provided in Part I, the second webcast will present methodology and considerations for completing an MBR process design.  All significant components in an MBR flow sheet will be covered including pretreatment, biological treatment, membrane separation, post-treatment and residuals.  The translation of the MBR process design into implications for process operation will also be discussed including design and operation for optimizing energy efficiency.


  • Jeff Peeters, P.E., MBR Product Manager, GE Water & Process Technologies
  • Tony Greiner, P.E., CCM, Senior Associate, Hazen & Sawyer
  • Adrienne Menniti, Ph.D., Process Engineer, CH2M HILL (Moderator)


  • Process Design
  • MBR Process Operation

There will be 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) offered for this webcast.  


Fundamentals of Membrane Bioreactors Part 3: Equipment Procurement, Facility Design and Equipment Operation

July 11, 2012   1:00 - 3:00 pm Eastern  

The final webcast will present considerations for facility design and construction of MBRs including system configuration and layout, equipment and materials. Approaches for equipment procurement for MBR systems will also be presented and the interaction of equipment procurement with overall project design, construction, commissioning and operation will be discussed. Sponsorship for this webcast is provided by JWC Environmental.




  • Val Frenkel, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE., Director Membrane Technologies, ARCADIS U.S., Inc.
  • Nelson Schlater, P.E.
  • Tony Greiner, P.E., CCM, Senior Associate, Hazen & Sawyer
  • Adrienne Menniti, Ph.D., Process Engineer, CH2M HILL (Moderator)


  • Equipment Procurement
  • Facility Design
  • MBR Facility Operation

There will be 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) offered for this webcast. 


Please check with your state accreditation agency to determine if you qualify for the PDHs being offered for each webcast.



Questions about this webcast series should be sent to webcasts@wef.org.


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