Course Description

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


The Texas A&M University System

Presents the

13th Annual Practical Short Course on

"WATER Technologies:

Process & Reuse Water, Wastewater & Desalination"

September 10-13, 2017
College Station, TX


Separation Sciences Program
Process Engineering Research & Development Center
(Formerly Food Protein R&D 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 2016 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 August 26, 2016

$795 for attendees starting August 27, 2016


Sunday, September 10, 2017
5:00 PM
Registration, Hampton Inn College Station
Monday, September 11, 2017
8:00 AM Bus Leaves Hotel for TIPS Building, Texas A&M University
8:30 AM Welcome, Introduction and Announcements - YongJae Lee
9:00 AM "An Overview of the System Design for Water Reuse, Zero Liquid Discharge and Desalination" - William Toomy
10:00 AM Refreshments and Group Photo
10:20 AM "Fluid Process Optimization" - William Toomy
11:00 AM How to Treat Any Salinity Water Using Capacitive Deionization” - Bob Atlas
12:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM "A Rules-Based Approach to Treatment Technology Selection" - Andrew Ernest
2:20 PM Refreshments
2:40 PM "Cause of Membrane Fouling and Traditional and New Technologies to Prevent Fouling" - David Bromley
3:30 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

Pilot Plant Evaluation of On-Line Process Fluids- William Toomy

Capactive Deionization (CDI) Demo - Bob Atlast

Stainless Steel Filtration System - YongJae Lee

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
8:00 AM Bus Leaves Hotel for TIPS Building, Texas A&M University Campus
8:30 AM “Forward Osmosis From Fundaments to Applications" - Hokyong Shon
9:40 AM Refreshments
10:00 AM Demonstrations - Forward Osmosis Operation
11:00 AM “Basic Water Quality Analysis ” - Terry Smith
12:00 PM Graduation Lunch @ Texas A&M University Memorial Student Center
1:30 PM "An Overview of BOD & COD as a Water Quality Parameter in Wastewater" - Taylor Eakins & Ryan Martin
2:10 PM Refreshments
2:30 PM "Membrane Filtration Cleaning & Sanitizing" - Steven Anderson
3:30 PM "Desalination with Capacitive Deionization" - Sanjay Tewari
4:30 PM Bus leaves for FPRDC for Multiple Demonstrations

Nitrogen and Phosphorus Analysis Demo - Taylor Eakins & Ryan Martin

Basic Water Quality Analysis Demo - Terry Smith

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

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
8:00 AM Bus Leaves Hotel for TIPS Building, Texas A&M University Campus
8:30 AM "Fundamentals of RO Desalination Plant Design" - Hokyong Shon
9:30 AM Refreshments
9:50 AM "Desalination Plant Design" - Hokyong Shon
10:40 AM Refreshments
11:00 AM "RO System Analysis (ROSA) Computer Aided Design Software" - Hokyong Shon
12:00 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 the TIPS Building, 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 Hampton Inn. College Station temperatures in September can range from 90-100F.


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 August 26, 2016. 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 Hampton Inn for Short Course participants at the special rate of $119/night plus tax for single or double occupancy. Ask for the rate specifically and mention the Group Code H2O. Hotel reservations must be received before August 26, 2016 in order to get special rates. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. You can make your reservation by telephone, fax, e-mail or internet:

Hampton Inn College Station
320 South Texas Ave.
College Station, Texas 77840, USA.
Tel: 979/846.0184; Fax: 979/268.5807




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