May 21-23 2012 Technology Transfer Workshop
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May 21-23, 2012 Technology Transfer Workshop - American ...

America’s Authority in Membrane Treatment

Improving America’s Waters Through Membrane Treatment and Desalting

In Cooperation with

May 21-23, 2012





Membrane Treatment

in the Pacific Northwest”

10 Contact Hours:

WA - Water/Wastewater

OR - Water/Wastewater

ID - Water/Wastewater

(Contact Hours are

Pending Approval)

DoubleTree Guest Suites

Seattle Airport/Southcenter

16500 Southcenter Parkway, Seattle, WA 98188

Supporting Affiliations & Partnerships:

Photos courtesy of: Seattle Convention & Vistors Bureau

Program Schedule

Monday, May 21st

3:00 - 5:00 Exhibitor Set-Up

3:00 - 5:00 Early Registration

Tuesday, May 22nd

7:30 - 8:20 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:20 - 8:30 Introductions & Opening Remarks

Bob Oreskovich, Workshop Chair

8:30 - 12:00 SESSION 1: Membrane Basics & MBR Applications

Moderator: Tom Seacord, P.E., Carollo Engineers, Inc.

8:30 - 9:15 MBR/MF/UF Membrane Basics & Terminology

Dan Hugaboom, P.E., Carollo Engineers, Inc.

9:15 - 9:45 Pacific Northwest - Regulators' Perspectives on Permitting

Requirements for Membrane Installations

Sam Perry, P.E., WA State Department of Health

9:45 - 10:15 LOTT Clean Water Alliance - Case Study

Ben McConkey, LOTT Clean Water Alliance

10:15 - 10:30 Refreshment Break

10:30 - 11:00 Toray Flat Sheet MBR Case Study

Duncan Millar, P.Eng., Toray Membrane USA Inc.

11:00 - 11:30 A Re-Evaluation of the Economics of the MBR Process –

Has a Tipping Point Been Reached?

Rod Reardon, Jr., P.E., Carollo Engineers, Inc.

11:30 - 12:00 Brightwater Treatment Plant: Design, Construction, and

Operational Experiences from the Nation’s Largest MBR

John Komorita, P.E., King County and

Robert Bucher, P.E., King County

12:00 - 1:15 Lunch Provided on Bus Ride to Plant

1:15 - 5:00 SESSION 2: Membrane Plant On-Site Facility Tour

Moderators: John Komorita, P.E., King County and

Patrick Burke, P.E., CH2M HILL, Incorporated

1:15 - 3:00 Tour of Brightwater MBR Membrane Plant

King County, Brightwater Treatment Plant Staff

3:00 - 4:00 Bus Ride from Plant to Hotel

4:30 - 5:00 Bus Ride from Hotel to Lowell’s Restaurant & Bar at

Pike’s Place Downtown

5:00 - 6:45 Fun Networking Activity - Lowell’s Restaurant & Bar

6:45 - 7:15 Bus Ride from Lowell’s Restaurant to Hotel

Program Schedule

Wednesday, May 23rd

7:30 - 8:30 NWMOA Board Meeting

8:00 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 12:00 SESSION 3: Drinking Water Membrane Applications

Moderator: Karen Lindsey, Avista Technologies, Inc.

8:30 - 9:15 Considerations for MF/UF Procurement, Design & Operation

YuJung Chang, Ph.D., HDR Engineering, Inc.

9:15 - 9:45 Nanaimo South Fork WTP Procurement & Design Case Study

Michael McWhirter, MWH Americas, Inc.

9:45 - 10:15 Membrane Operational Issues: Clarifier & UF Chemistry

Russell Swerdfeger, Siemens Industry, Inc.

10:15 - 10:30 Refreshment Break

10:30 - 11:00 MF/UF Case Study: Low Pressure Membrane Plant

Conversion to meet LT2 Standards

Tom Kennedy, Olivenhain Municipal Water District

11:00 - 11:30 MBR/MF/UF Technology Status & Trends

Coley Ali, Professional Water Technologies

11:30 - 12:00 Airlift MBR - The Hybrid Membrane Bioreactor

Michael Sparks, BioprocessH2O

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch - Provided

1:00 - 2:40 SESSION 4: Membrane Related Discussion Items

Moderator: YuJung Chang, Ph.D., HDR Engineering, Inc.

1:00 - 1:30 Retrofitting the Arlington Treatment Plant with MBR

Technology – Challenges and Results

Tom Giese, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants

1:30 - 2:00 Design and Operation of Membrane Bioreactors for

Nutrient Removal and Reuse

Joel Rife, P.E., CDM Smith

2:00 - 2:30 Accelerated Testing Protocols for Membrane Development

Stratton Tragellis and Paul Gallagher, Ph.D., Siemens Industry, Inc.

2:30 - 2:40 Workshop Wrap-Up

Bob Oreskovich, Workshop Chair

3:00 - 9:00 AMTA Board Meeting

Thank You Major Sponsors:

Thank You Fun

Event Sponsor:


Avista Technologies, Inc.


Professional Water Technologies


GE Water & Process Technologies

H2O Innovation

Program Information


This AMTA/WEF Technology Transfer Workshop will focus on Membrane

Treatment for the Pacific Northwest region. Attendees will learn about basic

overview of various membrane technologies including MBR, MF, UF, NF

and RO. An Overview of the Brightwater MBR Membrane Plant will be

presented, including a facility tour of the plant. The workshop will also

highlight several Membrane Case Studies, information regarding Membrane

Applications and Regulatory Issues.

TABLE TOP EXHIBITS (Table Top Backdrops Only)

Each Table Top Booth will cost $500 for Members

(must be a Division 1 or 2 member to exhibit).



All Table Top Exhibitors will receive:

• One 6’ Table (Chairs are available upon request)

• One full attendee registration to the Workshop

• List of attendees sent via e-mail two weeks prior

• Acknowledgement in the attendee materials - 100

word company description - e-mail or include disc

• Sign recognition during the program

• Electricity is available from the hotel for an additional fee


Our objective is to provide education for our members and others

based on current and evolving water treatment issues and technologies.

Sponsorship of this AMTA program makes it possible for the industry

to deliver its experienced perspective on the nation’s water supply in a

concerted manner. Please consider sponsorship during this workshop.

All sponsors will receive:

• List of attendees sent via e-mail two weeks prior

• Acknowledgement in the attendee materials - 100

word company description - please e-mail

• Company promotional item giveaway

Please submit your giveaway item to be given

to attendees during sign-in

• Sign recognition during the program

Registration Information

DoubleTree Guest Suites Seattle Airport/Southcenter

16500 Southcenter Parkway, Seattle, WA 98188

A group rate of $139 for guest rooms (single/

double) has been negotiated for this program for

reservations made by May 7, 2012 (subject to

availability). Make hotel arrangements directly with

the DoubleTree: 206-575-8220 or 800-222-8733

and refer to AMTA for discounted rate. Parking is

available Complimentary. The hotel provides

complimentary shuttle to/from Seattle International

Airport as well as to the Lightrail Station and other

destinations within a 2 mile radius.

In addition to the separate parlor room, all suite

bedrooms offer the signature “Sweet Dreams

Bedding” package by Doubletree, T.V., and custom

Doubletree clock-radio with MP3 capability. The hotel provides complimentary

access to the hotel health center which includes weights, excercise equipment,

pool, sauna, spa tub and racket ball courts.

From Seattle International Airport

(SEA): Head South on International Blvd./

WA-99 S toward S 184th St. Turn Left

onto S. 188th St. Merge onto I-5 N via the

ramp on the Left toward Seattle. Take Exit

153 toward Southcenter Parkway & Mall.

Keep Right to take the Sountcenter Pkwy

South ramp toward Tukwila. Merge onto

Southcenter Pkwy. The hotel is approximately

3.72 miles from the Airport.


Avis Rent-A-Car discounted rates are also available. To participate, call Avis

at 800-331-1600. Reference Account No. T284899.

Each Participant Receives

Conference materials, facility tours, welcome reception, refreshment breaks, lunch each

day, fun networking reception and certificate of attendance. Tuition does not include

lodging or other meals. All registration fees must be paid prior to the program. On-site

registration will be accepted with payment.

Cancellations and Refunds

Written cancellation requests received by AMTA on or before May 4, 2012 will receive a

refund, less a $50 processing fee. Full payment is required if cancellation is received on

or after May 5, 2012 - no refunds and no credits for future events will be granted.

However, substitutions may be made at any time. AMTA reserves the right to make

changes in programs and speakers, or to cancel programs when conditions beyond its

control prevail. Every effort will be made to contact each enrollee if a program is

cancelled. If a program is not held, AMTA’s liability is limited to the refund of the

program fee only.


How to Register:

PH: 772-463-0820 FAX: 772-463-0860


May ‘12 - REG. FORM

American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA)

PH: 772-463-0820 FAX: 772-463-0860 Email:

2409 SE Dixie Hwy. Stuart, FL 34996

Name:_________________________________ Title:____________________

Company: ______________________________________________________

Mailing Address:__________________________________________________

City:___________________________________ State:_________ Zip:_______

Ph: ___________________ Cell: _________________ Fax: _______________

E-mail:__________________________ Website: ________________________

Member (check all that apply): AMTA IDA SEDA SCMA SWMOA NWMOA WEF

2-Day Workshop: (See Program Information Page) Amount

Registration & Payment must be received by: May 4th On/After May 5th

Members/Affiliates (must be from the list above) $250 $350 _____

Non-Members $350 $450 _____

Speaker/Full-Time Student/Retired $150 $250 _____

Guest/Spouse Wed. Networking Reception: $25 $35 _____

Cannot Attend - Purchase CD Only: $30 $30 _____

Need Contact Hours Certification: $25 $25 _____

License Type:_________ License Class (i.e., 1, 2, 3, or 4):________

State:_______ License #:____________

Exhibit-Table Top: $500 (must be a div. 1 or 2 member to exhibit) _____

Spaces are selected onsite - first come, first served

Sponsor: Reception: $1,000 Lunch: $750 Breakfast: $500 Break: $300 _____

Total Registration Fee $ ____________

Check Enclosed Invoice Visa M/C AX

Card # __________________________________________ +_____

(16 #’s + 3 #’s listed in signature area on back of Visa/MC or + 4 #’s on front of AX)

Special Needs:

Name on CC: ____________________________________________ Wheelchair Access

Exp. Date: ___________________

Visually Impaired

CC Mailing Address: _______________________________________ Hearing Impaired

Vegetarian Meals

CC Mailing Zip: _______________

Other ________


I will attend the following functions, which are included in the registration fee:

Facility Tours Tues. May 22 - 12:15-4:00 p.m. Yes

Networking Activity Tues. May 22 - 5:00-7:15 p.m. Yes



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