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Practical Membrane Technology Short Course:
Fundamentals, Review of Case Studies and New Technologies

Organized jointly with
Food Engineering Magazine

May 18-19 , 2006

Hyatt Regency Woodfield
1800 E. Golf Road,
Schaumburg, IL 60173
PHONE 847-605-1234
WEB: www.woodfield.hyatt.com
(The hotel is located in Schaumburg which is about 9 miles from the Chicago O'Hare airport)

Short Course Organizer:

Dr. S. Sefa Koseoglu, President, Filtration and Membrane World LLC
603 Soutwest Parkway, Unit # 23, College Station, Texas 77840
Tel: 979 - 764 - 8360; Fax: 979 - 694 - 7031
Email: membrane@membraneworld.com
URL: www.membraneworld.com
List of Speakers
Mr. Peter Bolduan, Managing Director, Atech Innovations Gmbh, Germany
Mr. Mike Grigus, Sales Engineer, Niro Corporation, USA
Mr. Carl R. Hoffman, Business Manager, Food/Dairy & Beverage, Koch Membrane Systems, USA
Dr. S. Sefa Koseoglu, President, Filtration and Membrane World LLC, USA
Dr. Gerold Luss, Technical Director, Complete Filtration Resources Inc., USA
Mr. Sohail Mirza, President, Somicon AG, Switzerland
Mr. Lewis Pain, National Sales Manager, PCI Membrane Systems Inc., USA
Mr. Dennis L. Schmidt
, Manager Tech Service - Membrane Systems, DiverseyLever US Food Group, USA
Dr. Navpreet Singh, Senior Separation Scientist, The Solae Company, USA
Mr. Jamie Vinsant, Applications Engineer, Ionics Inc., USA
Mr. Tom Wigfield
, VP Marketing, Pall Corporation, USA
Mr. Scott Wittwer, Product Manager, Graver Technologies, USA
Dr. Jorge Yacubowicz, Business Manager, Koch Membrane Systems, USA
Thursday, May 18, 2006

8:00

Basic Principles of Membrane Separations, (Dr. Sefa Koseoglu)
• Economics
• Terminology and definitions
• Limitations and comparison to other technologies
• Advantages: Efficiency, yield, new products, and energy savings
• Purification, fractionation and/or separation of selective compounds
• Pre-treatment: Importance, technologies, and effect on yield and design
• Review of polymeric membranes: Properties, process engineering, and equipment
• Practical aspects of membrane technology: Temperature, pressure and pH combine effects
• Future Prospects

9:00

Practical Aspects of Membrane Filtration Design and Control,
(Mr. Mike Grigus)
• Process optimization and design criteria
• Pilot Study and data analysis
• System process design
• System mechanics and control design
• Capital operating costs
• Membrane selection criteria, stages, and feed, permeate and retantate section designs
• Modes of operation: Batch, one, two and multiple stages
• Control schemes: Instruments for control and process monitoring
• Review of commercial systems

9:30

Parameter Optimization, System Design and Components for Continuous Membrane System,
(Dr. Navpreet Singh)
• Automation of membrane systems
• Selection of proper components
• Factors affecting optimal processing conditions
• Volumetric concentration factors
• Design of multi-stage systems

10:30 Coffee/Tea  Break
11:00

Membrane Modules Systems, (Dr. Sefa Koseoglu)
• Membrane modules:
• Tubular Membranes
• Hollow fiber membranes
• Plate and frame membranes
• Fine hollow fiber membranes
• Spiral membranes
• Ceramic and metallic membranes
• Solvent stable membranes
• Review of new membrane technologies

11:30

How to Run a Pilot Experiment, (Dr. Sefa Koseoglu)
Preparation for successful pilot experiments
• Data collection
• Optimizing pilot testing
• Fouling Studies
• Scale-up data collection
• Volumetric concentration tests
• Membrane screening test
• Evaluation and interpretation of data
12:00 Lunch

13:30

Ceramic Membranes: Membrane Selection, Design and New Case Studies, (Mr. Peter Bolduan)
Ceramic membrane materials and their properties
• Successful application in solvent purification (IPA)
• Other applications in chemical industries
• Waste Water Treatment: Review of most recent applications
14:00

 

14:30 Tubular Membranes: Design and Applications, (Mr. Lewis Pain)
Tubular Membranes and Modules
• Case Studies: Antioxidant Manufacturing
• Case Studies: Mineral Removal and Desalting
• Case Studies: Waste Water from Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
15:00 Coffee/Tea  Break
15:30

Stainless Steel Membranes and Their Applications,
Mr. Scott Wittwer)
• Membrane construction, materials, and module design
• Multi stage systems, cleaning strategies, steam treatments,
• Applications in PVA concentration, catalyst recovery and metal finishing
• Applications i starch, wine, textile, sugar, applications fruit juice
• How to use them in difficult streams

16:00
How to Prevent Fouling and Fundamentals of Membrane Cleaning, (Dr. Gerold Luss)
Process streams have the potential for massive membrane fouling
• Membrane cleaning is intimately related to feed stream properties and composition
• Successful Cleaning depends on knowledge of feed stream chemistry
• Membrane materials and cleaning
• Common membrane "killers"
• Incorrect chemical, temperature and pH control
• Microbiological fouling
• Cleaning water quality
16:30

Pervaporation Membranes for Vapor and Liquid Separations,
(Dr. Sefa Koseoglu)
• Basic principles of Pervaporation
• Pervaporation membranes
• Performance criteria
• Applications: Water and organic removal
• Pervaporation and and Vapor Permeation
• Batch and Continuous Pervaporation
• Hybrid Systems: Distillation and Pervaporation
• Azeotrope Separations
• Case Studies: Ester Production, and methanol azeotrope

17:00 New Membrane Products for the Beverage Industry,
(Mr. Carl R. Hoffman)
Market opportunities drive the development for new membranes
• Increasing processing yields in juice clarification applications
• Combine filtration and absorbent technology higher quality juice
Friday, May 19, 2006
8:00

Shear Common Sense - Effective Membrane Application,
(Mr. Tom Wigfield)
• How to design, coordinate, and execute membrane application tests
• Critical parameters and pitfalls
• Case Studies: Vibrating Membranes - PallSep™ Vibrating Membrane Filter and Applications
• Case Studies: Plate and Frame Systems - ROCHEM Technology and Applications

8:45 Modification of Membranes to Produce "Low Fouling Membranes" and/or "High Selectivity / Flux Membranes" : Processing of Difficult Food Streams, (Mr. Sohail Mirza)
Reasons for Fouling
• Effects of Surfactants and surface charges of the polymeric membranes
• Modification of membranes to produce "Low Fouling Membranes"
• Specifications of modified membranes
• Case studies: Waste water from agricultural facility
9:15 Chemically Stable Nanofiltration Membranes: Review of Case Studies with Acidic, Basic and Solvent Systems for Chemical Industries, (Dr. Jorge Yacobowicz)
Chemically stable Nanofiltration membranes and products
• Applications of chemically stable membranes
• Case studies: Concentration of Synthetic Penicillin, CIP Reclamation, and Organic Liquid Streams
• Case studies: Alkaline Recovery
10:00 Coffee/Tea  Break
10:30

New Developments and Applications in Electrodialysis,
(Mr.Jamie Vinsant)
• Anionic-Exchange membranes
• Cationic-Exchange membranes
• ED Cell Configurations and Stack Assembly
• Electrodialysis theory
• Case Study: Salt recovery and Baby Food Demineralization
• Commercialization and cost
• Emerging Technologies: Electrodeionization and Bipolar ED

11.00 Membrane Cleaning and Sanitizing - Common Mistakes,
(Mr. Dennis L. Schmidt)
Obvious Mistakes
• Cleaning Failure or Operator Failure
• Microbe in a Membrane System
• Is it Dirty or Is it Fouled
• Cleaning Water
• Record keeping and cleaning regimen
12:00 Lunch (In order to facilitate individual discussions among attendees and speakers NO formal lunch planned)
13:30 Appointments (15 minutes) with Individual Equipment and Membrane Companies (In order to set up an appointment you must register for the short course and make the appointment one week prior to the short course and will be on first come, first served basis).
16:00 The following companies will be available for further discussions with attendees.
  Mr. Peter Bolduan, Managing Director, Atech Innovations Gmbh, Germany
Mr. Mike Grigus, Sales Engineer, Niro Corporation, USA
Mr. Carl R. Hoffman, Business Manager, Food/Dairy & Beverage, Koch Membrane Systems, USA
Dr. S. Sefa Koseoglu, President, Filtration and Membrane World LLC, USA
Dr. Gerold Luss, Technical Director, Complete Filtration Resources Inc., USA
Mr. Sohail Mirza, President, Somicon AG, Switzerland
Mr. Lewis Paine, National Sales Manager, PCI Membrane Systems Inc., USA
Mr. Dennis L. Schmidt
, Manager Tech Service, Membrane Systems, DiverseyLever, USA
Dr. Navpreet Singh, Senior Separation Scientist, The Solae Company, USA
Mr. Jamie Vinsant, Applications Engineer, Ionics Inc., USA
Mr. Tom Wigfield
, VP Marketing, Pall Corporation, USA
Mr. Scott Wittwer, Product Manager, Graver Technologies, USA
Dr. Jorge Yacubowicz, Business Manager, Koch Membrane Systems, USA
New Topics to be Included
Technologies for Bottled Drinking Water, and Functional and Specialty Beverages
New Wine and Beer Applications
Unique Waste Water Treatment Technologies
Cheese Dairy Applications
Emerging Membrane Technologies in Oils and Fats
Membranes Suitable for Sugar and HFCS Processing
Purification Use of Membranes in Biotechnology Applications - High Value Proteins, Enzymes and Other Bioactives
Nanotechnology and Membranes for Food Applications
Acid and Caustic Recovery with Membranes None-Aqueous Applications of Membranes
Removal of Haze and Particulates from Liquid Streams
Membrane Bioreactors and Commercial Applications  
Registration Rates

Registration rate includes short course manuals, lunch and coffee breaks: $795

Contact Information for Registrations

Ms. Keri Wrobel
BNP Media - Events
1710 N. Whipple, Chicago, IL 60647
Office: 773.227.1044
Fax: 248.786.1420
Toll Free Number: 1-888-530-6714
E-mail; wrobelk@bnpmedia.com

Hotel Information

In order to receive special guest room rate, please refer to
"FOOD ENGINEERING MAGAZINE MEMBRANE SHORT COURSE"
when you make reservations.
Single/Double Room U.S. $129

Registration forms PDF and DOC
Last Updated :December 26, 2008

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Telephone: 1 - 979 - 764 - 8360; Fax: 1 - 979 - 694 - 7031
Email: sefa.koseoglu@membraneworld.com; URL:www.membraneworld.com