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ARC-EESep Hub & Water Research Australia Joint Membrane Workshop

Nov 27, 2019 8:30am to 1:00pm


ARC-EESep Hub and Water Research Australia (WaterRA) invite membrane plant operators and practitioners from industry and academia, to register for the Joint Membrane Workshop.

This event will feature an expert line-up of international and Australian speakers who will; compare and contrast current operational and management issues, against next generation technologies and research solutions.

The event will include  round table discussions for participants to explore key research needs and questions relating to membrane operations in the water industry.


Date: 27 November 2019 | Venue: Pan Pacific MelbourneTime: 8.30 – 1:00 pm


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Key topics and speakers:


Topic 1: Membrane validation, verification and challenge testing

Industry: Dr Dharma Dharmabalan (TasWater) - drinking water quality management and membrane technologies (micro & ultra filtration), regulator/drinking water auditor perspectives on membrane validation and challenge testing

Research: Prof Stephen Gray (Victoria University) – new technologies for membrane validation, verification and challenge testing


Topic 2: Inland brackish water desalination and brine management

Industry: Bradley Rhodes & Linda Nappa (Veolia) - brine management and dealing with feedwater fouling issues, examples from industry

Research: Prof Xiwang Zhang (Monash) - new technologies for brackish water desalination, new materials to reduce fouling problems on membranes


Topic 3: Large-scale membrane facilities – seasonal and intermittent operations

Industry: Javier Artal (AdelaideAqua) & Daniel Bonini (SA Water) - Decommissioning & recommissioning, Managing performance, maintenance and monitoring

Research: Prof Rong Wang (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) - Membrane technology translation: from lab discoveries into operational practice


Topic 4: Alternative water sources and the role membrane processes play

Industry: Duncan Middleton (SEQ) - “SEQ Water Grid”, experiences with Western Corridor and Gold Coast Desal

Research: Prof Benny Freeman (The University of Texas at Austin, USA) - international perspectives on alternative water sources and membrane technology solutions


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Information Summary

Event Type:Workshop
From:Nov 27, 2019 8:30am
To:Nov 27, 2019 1:00pm
Availability:All welcome
Event Coordinator:Dr Kathy Northcott
Phone Enquiries:0438 422 432

Address & Map

Pan Pacific Melbourne
2 Convention Centre Pl
South Wharf VIC 3006

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