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    Membrane Applications 2010

    June 6 – 9, 2010
    Hilton Anaheim
    Anaheim, California

    Technical Program

    MA2010 Onsite Program

    Membrane Applications 2010:

    • Focused on the various ways membrane technologies contribute to sustainable water management, produce high-quality effluent, create reclaimed water, and how new approaches reduce energy consumption
    • Offered the most content for your training dollars. Learning opportunities include workshops, technical sessions (including presentations on the largest MBR plant in the world), local facility tours, an exhibition, and direct access to leaders in the field
    • Capitalized on Southern California's water reuse and membrane-oriented facilities by inviting local experts who will share their knowledge
    • Provided the most breadth and depth on the topic available today, by focusing on membrane applications solely in the context of wastewater treatment

    Learning Objectives:

    • The conference examined current research and experience in the design and operation of membrane treatment systems for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants.

    Opening General Session
    Monday, June 7 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


    • Michael Markus, General Manager, Orange County Water District
    • Peter Maclaggan, Senior Vice President, Poseidon Resources
    • Tom Pankratz, Editor, Water Desalination Report

    Conference Workshops
    This year in Anaheim, we are very pleased to be hosting two pre-conference workshops and two tours. 

    Workshop A Agenda
    Workshop B Agenda

    Workshop A - Tertiary Microfiltration and Reverse Osmosis: Design and Operations Considerations
    Sunday, June 6, 2010 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Rising expectations and stricter regulations are driving the industry toward more advanced treatment of wastewater for all forms of disposal. Tertiary microfiltration/reverse osmosis is a key component of advanced water reclamation programs but thus far there are relatively few fully operational considerations. Successful design and operational strategies are key to the continued success of these advanced water reclamation processes and only the successful treatment systems will further the advancement of water reclamation.

    Workshop B - MBR Upgrade Life-Cycle Cost Assessment Simulation: Digital Game Based Learning
    Sunday, June 6, 2010 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

    This workshop aims to capture real-life aspects in the uncertainty of financing, designing, and operating an upgrade to an existing nitrification-only conventional activated sludge (CAS) WWTF to MBR to achieve more stringent levels of nitrogen removal through digital game-based simulation and learning. The game-based approach includes two segments, conducted separately in the morning and afternoon: capital cost and operating costs. Participating teams attempt to minimize the life-cycle cost of their facility in the realistic environment. The use of a game-based learning environment incorporates not only engineering and economic developments concerning activated sludge systems but also stochastic aspects that influence the life-cycle costs.

    Tour A - Orange County Water Replenishment Facility
    Monday, June 7, 2010 | 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

    Orange County’s Groundwater Replenishment System (GWR System) is the world’s largest indirect potable reuse facility of its kind. The GWR System helps increase Orange County’s water independence by providing a locally controlled, drought-proof supply of enough high quality water to meet the annual needs of 500,000 people. The GWR System takes highly treated sewer water and purifies it using a state-of-the-art, three-step process of microfiltration, reverse osmosis, and ultraviolet light with hydrogen peroxide.  Roughly half of the purified water is injected into Orange County’s seawater barrier to protect groundwater from contamination. The remaining water is piped to recharge lakes in Anaheim, traveling like rainwater to the deep aquifers of the groundwater basin. The tour may include climbing stairs, walking, and standing for periods up to 45 minutes. Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and pants. Hard hats will be provided. 

    Tour B - The City of Corona Water Reclamation Facility #3
    Tuesday, June 8, 2010 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

    The City of Corona invites you to visit its Water Reclamation Facility #3, a membrane bioreactor facility commissioned in December 2001. With Zenon 500c membrane modules, the facility was designed to treat 1.0 MGD of raw sewage, and currently processes an average of 0.55-0.6 MGD. Influent passes through rotary screens, and enters the anoxic portion of the biological treatment process before flowing into the aerated section containing the membrane modules. Permeate pumps draw effluent from 3 parallel aeration trains, and sodium hypochlorite is added to the flow as it moves to a chlorine contact basin. A sophisticated monitoring and control system allows the facility to consistently serve high quality recycled water to the nearby community.