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The American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) announced its 2006 Biennial Conference & Exposition in Anaheim, Calif., is scheduled for July 31 to Aug. 2, 2006. This conference is a must attend for water agencies, municipalities, regulatory agencies, manufacturers, engineering firms and other consulting firms interested in desalination and other membrane treatment applications including filtration and water reuse.
In addition to providing attendees with the latest advances and developments in membrane treatment, this conference will emphasize brackish and seawater desalination. A major theme will be to review the key issues and projects that are at the forefront of the development of seawater desalination in California. The conference will also highlight the successful implementation of desalination projects around the globe.
Attendees will have the opportunity to tour local desalination facilities including the Orange County Water District Ground Water Replenishment Project, Long Beach Water Department NF Seawater WTP, West Basin MWD Water Reclamation Project and Desal Pilot Plant. Session topics will include:
-- Seawater Desal including Planning, Permitting and Procurement
-- Seawater Desal Success Stories Around the Globe
-- Latest on California Seawater Desal Projects
-- Membrane Pretreatment
-- Membrane Filtration Advances
-- Membrane Facility Financing and Economics
-- Latest in Membranes & Energy Recovery
-- Membrane Plant Operations
-- Concentrate Management
-- Membrane Bioreactors and Water Reuse
There will be three Pre-Conference Workshops offered on Sunday, July 30: Concentrate Disposal Summit; Membrane Plant Operator Forum & Hands-On Training & Tour of Irvine Ranch Water Treatment Facilities; and Metallurgy & Membrane Systems.
Registration is currently available, and you can save $100 if you register before July 2. Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are also available. The conference brochure and registration as well as the exhibitor/sponsorship brochure and registration are available online at www.membranes-amta.org/calendar.html.
Major sponsors of the workshop include: Platinum Level—USFilter, a Siemens Business; Gold Level—Afton Pumps, Inc.; Bronze Level—American Water, Boyle Engineering Corp., Doosan Hydro Technology, Inc., Myron L Company, Reiss Environmental, Inc., R.W. Beck and The Dow Chemical Company/FilmTec Corp.