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 "

TBA 2015
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 2013 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 September 28, 2014

  $795 for attendees

   starting September 28, 2014


Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
1:00 PM
Registration, College Station Hilton Hotel
2:00 PM Welcome, Introduction, and Announcements - YongJae Lee
2:40 PM "Water Reuse: Technologies for Industrial and Municipal Applications" - Daniel Christodoss
3:40 PM Refreshments
4:00 PM "Cause of Membrane Fouling and Traditional and New Technologies to Prevent Fouling " - David Bromley
Thursday, October 16th, 2014
7:50 AM Bus Leaves Hotel for TIPS, Texas A&M University
8:10 AM "A Rule-Based Approach to Treatment Technology Selection" - Andrew Ernest
9:10 AM “Liquid/Solid Separation Technologies ” - Bill Irvine
9:30 AM Refreshments and Group Photo
10:00 AM "A New, Proven, Sub-Surface Aerator for Rehabilitating Waste Lagoons" - Jim Dartez
11:00 AM "Desalination with Capacitive Deionization" - Sanjay Tewari
12:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM "How to Treat High Salinity Waste Water for Surface Dischange at a 90% Recovery - or for Beneficial Re-Use"- Bob Atlas
2:30 PM Refreshments
2:50 PM

"Integrated Membrane Treatment System Design for Water Reuse, Zero Liquid Discharge, and Desalination" - Jorge T. Aguinaldo

3:40 PM Bus leaves for FPRDC for Multiple Demonstrations

• Review examples of Membrane Filtration Types, Modules and Systems - Dr. YongJae Lee
• HydraKleen - Liquid/Liquid Separation Technology -
Bill Irvine

Tubular and Spiral Membrane Filtration System - YongJae Lee

Friday, October 17th, 2014
7:50 AM Bus Leaves Hotel for TIPS, Texas A&M University Campus
8:10 AM “Membrane Filtration, Cleaning and Sanitizing " - Steven Anderson
9:00 AM Refreshments
9:20 AM "Issues and Advancements of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Analysis in Water and Wastewater" - Colin Evett
10:00 AM “Basic Water Quality Analysis ” - Angel Flores
10:40 AM Refreshments
11:00 AM "Characterization of Desalination Plant Concentrate Discharge Impacts on Water Quality in a Texas Coastal Area" - Lee Clapp
12:00 PM Graduation Lunch
1:30 PM Texas A&M Campus Tour
2:00 PM Bus leaves for FPRDC for Multiple Demonstrations

• Capactive Deionization (CDI) Demo - Bob Atlas

Basic Water Quality Analysis Demo - Angel Flores

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


  • 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 September 28, 2014. 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 WAT14. Hotel reservations must be received before September 24, 2014 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



Marcy Bundick

Short Course Coordinator

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