TechConnect World 2018

Water Technologies

Water Technologies

Posters Due: March 30, 2018 (poster consideration only)

Symposium Co-Chairs

YuanQiao RaoYuanQiao Rao
Fellow, The Dow Chemical Company

Baoxia MiBaoxia Mi
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California, Berkeley

Key Speakers

Jeffrey R. McCutcheon3D Printed Polyamide Membranes for Desalination
Jeffrey R. McCutcheon
Al Geib Professor, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Connecticut

Abhishek ShrivastavaMembranes for water – Current state of art and future opportunities
Abhishek Shrivastava
Sr. R&D Manager, Dow Energy and Water Solutions

Amy Elizabeth ChildressSynergistic Systems for Water Reuse and Desalination
Amy Elizabeth Childress
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California

Eric HoekAdvances in Membrane Filtration: Ceramic Membranes, Polymeric Membranes and Intelligent Controls
Eric Hoek
Co-Founder and CEO, Water Planet

Symposium Sessions

Tuesday May 15

1:30Water Technology Innovations

Wednesday May 16

10:30Environmental Sensors: Air and Water
4:00Water Technologies: Posters

Symposium Program

Tuesday May 15

10:30Advances in Membrane Filtration: Ceramic Membranes, Polymeric Membranes and Intelligent Controls (invited presentation)
E.M.V. Hoek, Water Planet / UCLA, US
10:55New Inorganic-Organic Carbon-Based Hybrid Material for Selective Uranium Capture
L. Frolova, S. Seville, S. Rogelj, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, US
11:15Using the Membrane Biofilm Reactor to Recover Platinum Group Metals from Wastewater
B. Lusk, C. Zhou, B. Rittmann, A. Tomaswick, Precient Technologies, US
11:35Development of photosensitiser functionalised electrospun nanofibre for microbial disinfection of waste water
K.F. Chowdhury, P. Millner, S. Russell, N. Sargeeva, University of Leeds, UK
11:55The GreenBox: Wastewater Remediation and Energy Generation
G.G. Botte, Ohio University - Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research, US
12:15Aequor Antibiofilm Technologies
C. Burzell, M. Bruno, Aequor, inc., US
1:30Water Technology Innovations
1:30Membranes for water – Current state of art and future opportunities (invited presentation)
A. Shrivastava, Dow Energy and Water Solutions, US
1:55Synergistic Systems for Water Reuse and Desalination (invited presentation)
A.E. Childress, University of Southern California, US
2:20Micro magnetic driven bidirectional turbine used in urban water mains for hydropower generation
H. Yang, J. Du, Z. Shen, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK
2:40Dual Stage Pressure Retarded Osmosis: Potential and Feasibility
A. Altaee, University of Technology in Sydney, AU
3:00Graphene Oxide/Tio2 Photocatalysts for Hydrogen Production from Water
N. Naffati, Faculté des Sciences de Gabès, TN
3:20Magna Imperio Systems: Innovating Solutions Through Technology
G. Page, Magna Imperio Systems, US
3:40Addressing the Issues and Challenges in Providing a Resilient Source of Water Supply
J. Grabarek, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, US

Wednesday May 16

8:303D Printed Polyamide Membranes for Desalination (invited presentation)
J. McCutcheon, University of Connecticut, US
8:55Recovery of Desalination Brine Concentrate Using Waste Heat and Membrane Evaporation
D. Johnson, University of Texas at San Antonio, US
9:15Bio-inspired Solar Desalination with Zero Liquid Discharge
C. Finnerty, B. Mi, University of California - Berkeley, US
9:35Exploring the Effects of Highly Conductive Carbon Fibers on Evaporation and Desalination Rates of Salt Water
F.S. Tanzim, M.M. Rahman, R. Asmatulu, Wichita State University, US
9:55Super-porous PVDF nanofibre membranes for efficient desalination of brackish water in membrane distillation applications
S.D. Mhlanga, L.N. Nthunya, N.P. Khumalo, A.R. Verliefde, University of South Africa, ZA
10:30Environmental Sensors: Air and Water
10:30In-Gel Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification (gLAMP) Enables Coliphage Quantification within 30 Minutes
X. Huang, California Institute of Technology, US
10:50Electromechanical Detection of Pathogens with Self-Assembled Nucleic Acid Biosensors
K. Urmann, J. Bahnemann, Z. Chikneyan, L.M. Kasmaee, M.R. Hoffmann, California Institute of Technology, US
11:10Selective and Sensitive Sensors Based on Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for Detection of Pollutants in Water
S.F.Y. Li, National University of Singapore, SG
11:30An innovative device to determine the partial pressure of volatile components via substrate-integrated hollow waveguide infrared spectroscopy with integrated microfluidics
C. Penisson, J. Theisen, V. Kokoric, A. Wilk, G. Bernard, T. Zemb, B. Mizaikoff, J.-C.P. Gabriel, CEA, FR
11:50Silicon Nanowire Vertical Arrays with Porous Top Electrodes for Trace Vapor Preconcentration and Partial Separation
B. Giordano, P. Pehrsson, K. Johnson, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, US
4:00Water Technologies: Posters
Nanostructured electrochemical titania thin films doped with Pt for gas sensing applications
G.H. Mohammed, K.H. Latif, F.T. Ibrahim, Baghdad University, IQ
Bromate free disinfection by high voltage pulse
I-S Chang, Hoseo University, KR
Solar Driven Reverse Osmosis Desalination
R. Bhosale, G. Takalkar, Qatar University, QA
Sustainable Water Softeners for Residential, Industrial, and Agricultural Applications
T. Vo, F. Freund, B. Stone, AkwaMag, PBC, US
Treatment of Cu (II) and Pb (II) ions-based effluent using Manganese oxide and Zeolite and their composite
H.I. Adegoke, F.A. Adekola, J.O. Balogun, University of Ilorin, NG
Preparation and physical characterization of Iron oxide nanoparticles and its application for Cr (VI) removal
T.M. Tamer, W.M. Abou-Taleb, G.D. Roston, M.S. Mohyeldin, A.M. Omer, E.F. Shehata, Alexandria University, EG
Integration of microfluidic chip with Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) assay for rapid quantification of Enterococcus Faecalis
M. Han, G. Kamalakshakurup, A.P. Lee, S. Jiang, University of California, Irvine, US
Development of a new solar desalination technology to facilitate early-stage growth of developing nations: Direct desalination of salt water using a sunlight-driven ion pump
W. White, C.D. Sanborn, E. Schwartz, L.A. Renna, S. Ardo, University of California Irvine, US
Modifications to permeable pavement structure to achieve improved heavy metal attenuation in stormwater runoff
U. Kuruppu, A. Rahman, A. Sathasivan, Western Sydney University, AU

This symposium focuses on advanced and emerging technologies for improvements in water purification, disinfection, generation, processing, filtration, manufacturing processes, waste use and local/global access and distribution. Industry leaders and experts will share their insights on economics and investment strategies, novel and proven solutions. Innovators from industry, government and academic laboratories around the world will share what'’s new and what’'s next in materials design and advanced technologies for water. Join us as we identify the innovations that are changing the future of water for our planet.

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Topics & Application Areas

  • Industrial Water Treatment Applications
  • Desalination Technologies
  • Disinfection Technologies & Materials
  • Membrane Filtration Technologies & Materials
  • Sensing & Monitoring Devices
  • Waste Water Treatment & Reuse
  • Remediation Technologies
  • Conservation Technologies
  • Water & Energy Symbiosis
  • Best Practices & Case Studies
  • Other
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