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Membrane Separation Technologies for Biological Wastewater Treatment
Thursday, September 28, 2023, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT
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 AFS Learning Center, 1104 x 736

Membrane Technologies for Biological Wastewater Treatment

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$245 AFS Members
$295 Non-members

The natural process of biodegradation has been utilized throughout human history for many purposes, from treating sewage to generating certain tasty beverages, and many things in between.

There are ubiquitous microorganisms that populate most wastewaters containing dissolved organic contaminants, utilizing them to propagate, and usually producing byproducts such as water salts and gasses. In many cases, these byproducts can be recovered and recycled.

The crossflow, pressure-driven membrane separation technologies of microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration and reverse osmosis provide excellent opportunities for recovery of both treated water and certain byproducts in biodegradable wastewater applications.

The production of potable water from municipal sewage promises to significantly impact water shortages in the future and there are a number of successful installations in place, with more on the way.

This two-hour course will address non-municipal applications wherein the feedwater characteristics vary considerably from one manufacturing application to another. As a result, testing and system design requirements must be flexible and innovative.  Several design examples are discussed.

Learning Objectives
This presentation is directed to engineering and other technical personnel who want to understand how these technologies can be integrated into a total treatment system to optimize biodegradation to facilitate water and by-product recovery.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Biodegradation Basics
  • Membrane Technologies
  • Testing Requirements
  • System Design Factors
  • Case Histories AFS 

Peter Cartwright ImagePeter Cartwright has been in the water and wastewater treatment industry for 43 years, and has had his own consulting engineering company since 1980. He has delivered over 300 lectures and written the same number of articles on water/wastewater treatment technologies. He was the 2016 Distinguished McEllhiney Lecturer for the National Groundwater Assn. and is an active member of most of the water-related organizations.