Course Description

Water Issues and Technologies:  Process Water, Wastewater, and Desalination


The Texas A&M University System

Presents the

11th Annual Practical Short Course on

"WATER Technologies:

Process & Reuse Water, Wastewater & Desalination"

September 11-14, 2016
College Station, TX


Separation Sciences Program
Food Protein Research & Development Center

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The Separation Sciences Group at the Food Protein R&D Center at Texas A&M University presents a hands-on practical workshop with all the do's and don'ts of membrane filtration systems. This is the time to see how it works from the leading professionals in membrane technology.

What You Will See... Who Should Attend...
Fees for 2015 Short Course
  • Membrane filtration
  • Cleaning technique
  • Life of membranes
  • What's being Used
  • What's being Treated
  • Pretreatment
  • Disposals
  • Manufacturers
  • Consultants
  • Designers
  • Researchers
  • Water personnel
  • Waste water engineers

$695 for attendees if paid in  full by October 25, 2015

$795 for attendees starting October 26, 2015


Sunday, November 15th, 2015
5:00 PM
Registration, College Station Hilton Hotel
Monday, November 16th, 2015
8:00 AM Bus Leaves Hotel for TIPS, Texas A&M University
8:30 AM Welcome, Introduction and Announcements - YongJae Lee
9:00 AM "Integrated Membrane Treatment System Design for Water Reuse, Zero Liquid Discharge and Desalination" - Jorge T. Aguinaldo
9:40 AM Refreshments and Group Photo
10:00 AM "A Rule-Based Approach to Treatment Technology Selection" - Andrew Ernest
10:40 AM “Liquid/Solid Separation Technologies ” - Bill Irvine
11:20 AM "How to Treat High Salinity Waste Water for Surface Dischange at a 90% Recovery - or for Beneficial Re-Use"- Bob Atlas
12:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM "Water Reuse: Technologies for Industrial and Municipal Applications" - Daniel Christodoss
2:30 PM Refreshments
2:50 PM "A New, Proven, Sub-Surface Aerator for Rehabilitating Waste Lagoons" - Jim Dartez
3:30 PM

"Cause of Membrane FOuling and Traditional and New Technologies to Prevent Fouling" - David Bromley

4:30 PM Bus leaves for FPRDC for Multiple Demonstrations

• Review examples of Membrane Filtration Types, Modules and Systems - Dr. YongJae Lee

• Coagulation and Flocculation Demo- YongJae Lee

• HydraKleen - Liquid/Liquid Separation Technology - Bill Irvine

• Capactive Deionization (CDI) Demo - Bob Atlast

• Stainless Steel Filtration System - YongJae Lee

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
8:00 AM Bus Leaves Hotel for TIPS, Texas A&M University Campus
8:30 AM “Membrane Filtration, Cleaning and Sanitizing " - Steven Anderson
9:20 AM Refreshments
9:40 AM "Issues and Advancements of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Analysis in Water and Wastewater" - Hillary Coombs
10:20 AM “Basic Water Quality Analysis ” - Terry Smith
11:00 AM Refreshments
11:20 AM "Use of New Ion Exchange Resin Technologies to Reduce Demineralization Costs" - Fred Monta
12:00 PM Graduation Lunch
1:30 PM "Desalination with Capactive Deionization" - Sanjay Tewari
3:30 PM "Boron and Sulfate Removal in Fracking and Agrocultural Applications" - Francis Boodoo
4:30 PM Bus leaves for FPRDC for Multiple Demonstrations

• Nitrogen and Phosphorus Analisys Demo - Hillary Coombs

Basic Water Quality Analysis Demo - Terry Smith

• Discussion, Demonstration of Cleaning & Sanitizing Membranes & Systems - Steven Anderson

5:30 PM "Wrap-Up" - YongJae Lee


  • Train attendees in basics, principles, characteristics, and operations of system technologies, costs, case studies, and cleaning and sanitizing techniques.
  • Establish your network of academia and industry experts
  • Demonstrate equipment in operation, and familiarize attendees with practical aspects of pretreatment technologies, membrane filtration processes and post treatment technologies and new technologies.



Presentations will be held at Rudder Tower, on the Texas A&M UniversityCampus.
Demonstrations will be held at Food Protein R&D Center, Riverside Campus, Separation Sciences Lab. Participants will be taken to and from Riverside Campus by bus and returned to the Hilton Hotel. College Station temperatures in late October can range from 60-80F (16-27C).


All Short Course sessions will be informal. Questions are encouraged during the lectures, breaks and social periods. Rights to cancel this course with refund or to substitute speakers and change schedules as necessary to expedite the course are reserved. Texas A&M University System policy does not allow inclusion of alcoholic beverages in registration fees.


Registration Fee is $795 for attendees, and $695 if registration fee paid in full BY October 25, 2015. 10% discount if 3 or more from the same company attend. Academic discounts available for TAMU students. Please contact our office for more information. Refreshments and lunches are included in registration fee. Registration fees are not refundable.


College Station is easily reached by about 10 flights daily. From Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport, connect via American Airlines (American Eagle Commuter). From Houston Intercontinental Airport, connect via Continental Airlines (Continental Express). The College Station Airport code is CLL. Participants should call the Hilton Hotel (979-693-7500) upon arrival at Easterwood Airport for courtesy van service.


Reservations for lodging should be made directly by attendee. A block of rooms has been reserved at the College Station Hilton and Conference Center for Short Course participants at the special rate of $115/night plus tax for single or double occupancy. Ask for the rate specifically and mention the Group Code WAT11. Hotel reservations must be received before October 25, 2015 in order to get special rates. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. You can make your reservation by telephone, fax, e-mail or internet:

Hilton College Station & Conference Center
801 University Drive East
College Station, Texas 77845, USA.
Tel: 979/693.7500; Fax: 979/260.1931




Cyndi Casanova

Food Protein R&D Center

Phone: (979) 845-2741

Fax: (979) 845-2744



Dr. YongJae Lee

Head, Separation Sciences Program

Food Protein R&D Center

Phone: (979) 845-2758

Fax: (979) 845-2744