Course Description

Membrane & Other Separations Technologies Short Course


The Texas A&M University System


26th Annual Practical Short Course on

Membrane & Other Separations Technologies:
Applications in food, dairy, beverage, and bioprocessing

A Practical Workshop with Daily Pilot Plant Demonstrations


Separation Sciences Program
Food Protein Research & Development Center
Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
The Texas A&M University System
College Station, TX 77843-2476

May 15-19, 2016
College Station, TX

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Sunday, May 15, 2016
5:00 PM
Registration, Hampton Inn Lobby - Welcome & Announcements
Concepts and Principles

Monday, May 16, 2016

8:00 AM
Bus leaves Hotel for TIPS Building, Texas A&M University Campus
8:30 AM
Welcome, Introduction & Announcements -YongJae Lee
9:00 AM
"Basic Principles of Membrane Filtration Separations" - Munir Cheryan
10:40 AM
Break/Refreshments and Group Photo Session
11:00 AM
"Fundamentals of Membrane Filtration System Engineering" - Joshua Goplin
12:00 PM
1:30 PM
"Polymeric Membranes & Spiral Wound Membrane Element Design, Construction,
and Operation "
- Jeff Yeh
2:10 PM
"Optimizing Process Variables " - Munir Cheryan
3:10 PM
3:30 PM

"What's New in Membrane Technology " - Munir Cheryan

4:00 PM
Bus leaves for FPRDC for Multiple Demonstrations:
  • Review Examples of Membrane Filtration Types, Modules & Systems - YongJae Lee
  • Spiral Membrane Filtration System - Review, Discussion. Demo by GEA Filtration - Joshua Goplin
  • Snyder Spiral Membrane Filtration - Jeff Yeh
  • Spiral Membrane Filtration - Peter Allan
Applications in Food, Dairy, Beverage, and Bioprocessing

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

8:00 AM
Bus leaves Hotel for TIPS Building, Texas A&M University Campus
8:30 AM
"Membrane Products for the Food and Beverage Industry" - Carl Hoffman
9:20 AM
"Stainless Steel Membranes and Their Applications" - Scott Wittwer
10:10 AM
10:30 AM
"Food Process Waste Stream Membrane Filtration Applications" - Joshua Goplin
11:20 AM
"New and Novel Applications for Tubular Membranes" - Peter Allan
12:00 PM
1:30 PM
"New Developments in Electrodialysis: Examples in Food, Industrial, & Chemical Industries " - Daniel H. Bar
2:30 PM
2:50 PM
"Reverse Osmosis (RO) Systems: Recent Developments in Scale and Deposit Control Agents " - John Zibrida
3:30 PM
Bus leaves for FPRDC for Multiple Demonstrations:
  • Graver Stainless Steel Membrane - Scott Wittwer
  • Tubular Membrane Filtration System - Peter Allan
  • Continuous Three Phase Vertical Centrifuge System - Ted Neuman
Applications & New and Emerging Separations

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

8:00 AM
Bus leaves Hotel for TIPS Building, Texas A&M University Campus
8:30 AM
"HydraKleen - Liquid/Solid Separations Technology" - Bill Irvine
9:30 AM
"How to Treat Food Processing Salinity Water Using Capacitive Deionization " - Bob Atlas
10:40 AM
11:00 AM
"Recovery of Aggressive Solvents, Which are Difficult to Separate" - Franciscus M. Velterop
12:00 PM
Graduation Lunch
1:30 PM
"Brackish Ground and Surface Water Source Treatment to Offset Drought Related Supply Shortages to Food, Dairy, Beverages, and Bioprocessing Industries" - Daniel Christodoss
2:10 PM
2:30 PM
"Electrodialysis: Principles and Applications" - Lucy M. Camacho
3:30 PM
Bus leaves for FPRDC for Multiple Demonstrations:
  • Capacitative Deionization (CDI) Demo - Bob Atlas
  • Ceramic Membrane Demo - Franciscus M. Velterop
  • Discussion, Demonstration of Cleaning & Sanitizing Membranes & Systems - Steven Anderson
Membrane Fouling & Cleaning

Thursday, May 19, 2016

8:00 AM
Bus leaves Hotel for TIPS Building, Texas A&M University Campus
8:30 AM
"Causes of Membrane Fouling and Cleaning Protocols to Promote Membrane
Daniel Christodoss
9:10 AM
"Reclamation of Cleaning Solutions by Membranes" - Gerald Luss
10:00 AM
10:20 AM
"Membrane Filtration Cleaning and Sanitizing" - Steven Anderson
11:00 AM
"Use of Continuous Centrifuges in the Food, Dairy, and Beverage Industry" - Ted Neuman
12:00 PM
Short course adjourns; bus leaves from FPRDC to hotel.



All lectures will be held at the TIPS (Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Studies) Building on the Texas A&M University Campus, Monday through Thursday. Parking is available next to the building. If you will be bringing your own vehicle, please contact Cyndi Casanova at 979-845-2741 or or YongJae Lee at 979-845-2758 or to reserve a daily parking pass. For a parking map, go to A bus will transport attendees from the Hampton Inn to and from the TIPS building each morning and afternoon.

Pilot plant demonstrations will be in the pilot plant facilities at the Food Protein R&D Center, 2476 TAMU, Texas A&M University Riverside Campus. Participants will be taken by bus to riverside campus for daily afternoon demonstrations and will return to the Hilton Hotel once demonstrations have concluded for the day.

Maps & Directions


Lodging reservations should be made directly by the attendees by calling (979) 846-0184. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn for the short course participants. Room rates are $119 plus tax per night (rooms available at 3 PM). Ask for the rate specifically and mention the Group Code: MEM.
Hotel reservations must be received before April 29, 2016.

Hampton Inn
320 Texas Ave. S., College Station, Texas 77840, USA
Tel: 979-846-0184
Fax: 979-268-5807


The registration fee for the short course and pilot plant demonstrations is $1,395 if paid in full by April 12, 2016.  After this date, the registration fee is $1,495. The fee includes an ebook Manual, daily "light" breakfast, daily lunch, graduation luncheon, refreshments, certificates of completion, and daily pilot plant demonstrations.

There is a 15% discount if two or more individuals from the same organization register for the short course. Academic discounts may be applicable if space is available.

Make checks payable to TEES (Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station) and mail to TEES Fiscal Office, 3124 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-3124. You may pay the fee by credit card (American Express, Visa, or Master Card). Registration fees are not refundable but substitute personnel may be sent by the same firm. Mail the registration form and a copy of your check to Short Course Coordinator (See address on registration application form). Space is limited; therefore, applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.


For additional technical information contact:

Dr. YongJae Lee

Program Head, Separation Sciences

Food Protein R&D Center

Phone : (979) 845-2758

Fax: (979) 845-2744



For registration inquiries contact:

Cyndi Casanova

Short Course Coordinator

Food Protein R&D Center

Phone: (979) 845-2741

Fax: (979) 845-2744




Peter Allan, Managing Partner, Membrane Systems LLC

Steven Anderson, Membrane Specialist, Eco Lab Food & Beverage Division

Bob Atlas, President, Aqua EWP, LLC

Daniel H. Bar, Vice President / General Manager, Amerida, Division of Eurodia Idustrie

Lucy M. Camacho, Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering, Texas A&M University Kingsville

Munir Cheryan, Founder and President, Munir Cheryan LLC

Daniel Christodoss, Principal Municipal Engineer, URS Corporation

Joshua Goplin, Sales Engineer, GEA Process Engineering INC

Carl Hoffman, Market Manager, Food & Beverage, KOCH Membrane System

Bill Irvine, President, Engineering Fluid Solutions, LLC

YongJae Lee , Program Head, Separation Sciences Program, Food Protein R&D Center, Texas A&M University

Gerald Luss, Technical Director, Complete Filtration Resources Inc.

Ted Neuman, Market Manager, GEA Mechanical Equipment

Franciscus M. Velterop, Managing Director, Pervatech, BV

Scott Wittwer, Product Manager, Graver Technologies

Jeff Yeh, President, Snyder Filtration

John Zibrida, President, Zibex, Inc.