2021 Technical Program

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Keynote Address

Ways to Better Understand and to Mitigate Deposit Formation on Membrane Surfaces to Improve Flux and Transmission of Components

Prof. Dr. Ing. Ulrich Kulozik, Chair of Food and Bioprocess Engineering, Technical University of Munich, TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan

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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Networking Break

Join us on a Zoom Call with Professor Dr. Ing. Ulrich Kulozik as we have an open discussion and additional Q&A.


11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Specialized Membrane Systems for Unique Applications

Process Optimization & Best Practices in use of Membrane Technology

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Innovative Reverse Osmosis Membranes for Concentration of Caustic Solutions

Henia Pransky, Sr. Vice President of Membrane Operations, Koch Separation Solutions / RELCO

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Understanding and Minimize Overall Electrical Demand of Membrane Separation.

Ryan Hertel, Channel Sales Manager Food & Dairy, SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions

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12:00 PM - 12:05 PM

Break

Product Demo sponsored by


12:05 PM - 12:35 PM

Ceramic Membranes for Bacteria Removal

Todd Hutson, Managing Director, Tetra Pak

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Rethinking Membrane Selection Technique & Operation

Mark Gibson, Complete Filtration Resources

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12:35 PM - 12:40 PM

Break


12:40 PM - 1:10 PM

Electrodialysis: Value-Added Demineralization in the Dairy Industry and Beyond

Jamie Vinsant, Product Manager for Electrodialysis Products , SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions

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Real time efficiency measurement of a concentration membrane

Olivier Reglat, F&B Industry Manager, Krohne Inc.

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1:45 PM - 1:50 PM

Break


1:50 PM - 2:20 PM

Novel Food Processing Applications for Spiral-wound Membranes

Alan Franks, Engineering Manager, Hydranautics

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Always a 2nd set of eyes with Hydri-Vision

Jamison Vanden Einde, Director of Commercial Technology, Hydrite Chemical Co.

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Keynote Address

Optimizing Start-up and Shutdown of a Microfiltration Process

Ryan Baumgartner, Technical Services Scientist, Grande Cheese

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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Networking Break

Visit in the Networking Lounge & Sponsor Booths


11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Membrane Fouling, Cleaning, Chemicals & CIP

Process Optimization & Best Practices in use of Membrane Technology (cont.)

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The Right Choice - Successful Journey in Cleaning Membrane Systems Without NPE-Surfactants

John Koehl, Senior Chemist, Ecolab

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IMembrane screening: The link between idea and industrial realization of membrane processes

Kevin van Koerten, Project Manager, NIZO

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12:00 PM - 12:05 PM

Break


12:05 PM - 12:35 PM

CIP more than just pH and temperature

Ronni Rasmussen, Application Specialist Membranes, Novadan

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Real-world Experience with MBR Operations in Dairy, Food, and Beverage Process Wastewater Applications

Mark Pronley ,VP - Engineering, The Probst Group, LLC
JoAnna Hodgson, Mechanical Engineer, Membrane Product Specialist for The Probst Group

 


12:35 PM - 12:40 PM

Break


12:40 PM - 1:05 PM

When is Membrane Cleaning Complete? Using Hydrite Membrane SLM ™

Mark Dunston, Membrane Techincal Specialist, Hydrite Chemical Co.

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Application Development Utilizing Spiral Membrane and Plate & Frame Pilot Systems

Michael Ballard, Business Development Manager-Membranes, Alfa Laval, Inc.

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1:05 PM - 1:10 PM

Break


1:10 PM - 2:10 PM

Practical Issues for Membrane Operators & Plant Engineers

Wastewater Applications

1:10 PM - 1:40 PM

Cleaning and Sanitizing of Processing Equipment

Gabe Miller, Independent Consultant, EAS Consulting Group

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Using stainless steel ultrafiltration and a combination of forward and reverse osmosis to turn manure into organic fertilizers and clean water

Robert Levine, CEO & Founder, Digested Organics

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1:40 PM - 1:45 PM

Break


1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Membrane Bioreactor Maintenance

Anthony Zamarro, Membrane Bioreactor Product Lead for DuPont Water Solutions - MEMCOR Division

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Unique Applications of Tubular Crossflow Ultrafiltration Membranes in Wastewater Treatment to Reduce Operating Costs

Shane Wiercinski, Director - Wastewater Solutions, Complete Filtration Resources

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Keynote Address

Achieving Greatest Value from Element Autopsy & Analysis

Scott LaRoche, Director of Application Engineering, Solecta, Inc.
A live demonstration by Solecta Membranes

From safety and brand risk, to sustained revenue growth, membrane system performance impacts many key business drivers. When performance suffers, element autopsy & analysis are critical tools often used to diagnose the problem. However, how can this work provide understanding into process solutions and deliver more than just opportunity for cost avoidance? Please join Solecta for a live demonstration to learn how combining element autopsy & analysis with applications expertise provides valuable insights that drive quality and profit.

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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Networking Break

Visit in the Networking Lounge & Sponsor Booths


11:30 AM - 1:05 PM

New Membranes & New Technologies

Membrane Chemistry, Process, System Design & Modules

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Nanofiltration improvements from graphene oxide membranes

Shreya Dave, CEO, Via Separations

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Research and Development of Heat-Sterilizable Membrane Module

Satoko Hatahira (Kanamori), Senior Researcher, Toray Industries, Incorporated.

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12:00 PM - 12:05 PM

Break


12:05 PM - 12:35 PM

Creating Unique Solutions through Co-Creation

Melinda Burn, PhD, Vice President Strategic Marketing, Solecta, Inc.

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How to Identify the Right Crossflow Technology Based on Application

Rodrigo Villas, Product Manager, Pall Corporation

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12:35 PM - 12:40 PM

Break


12:40 PM - 1:05 PM

Membrane Cleaning Common Mistakes - New Solutions to Old Problems

Dave Gebhart, Senior Technical & Business Support Manager, DeLaval

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Total Value of Operation – Optimizing Membrane Performance

Derek Hibbard, Vice President, Dairy Market, Solecta, Inc.

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Keynote Panel Discussion

Decision Making in Membrane Processing Panel

Moderator: Dan Meyer, Technical Director, ADPI
Panelists include David Olson, Ph.D., Suez; Carl Garcia, Hydrite; Dan Garcia, Idaho Milk Products

1) How to decide the best balance between Capital vs. Operating Costs?
2) Useful Life of Membranes - warning signs, when to replace?
3) Flux Decline - Decisions on when to clean and when to replace?
4) Yield Loss - How to measure and when to take action and what action to take?


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Networking Break

Visit in the Networking Lounge & Sponsor Booths


11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Dairy Applications/ Cleaning & Others

Non-Dairy Beverages & Other

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

WPI made without Microfiltration’

Mike Molitor, Process Pilot Plant Manager, UW-Madison Center for Dairy Research

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Bipolar Membrane Electrodialysis to Increase or Decrease the pH of Fruit Juices or Other Liquid Food Products

Marie Eve-Langevin, Ameridia Innovative Solutions, Inc.

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12:00 PM - 12:05 PM

Break


12:05 PM - 12:35 PM

Opportunities and Challenges of Membrane Cleaning

Stephan Doerries, Lead Chemist, Ecolab

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Understanding the Role of Membrane Technology for Plant based Beverages and Proteins

Shanti Bhushan, Specialist in Membrane Technology, GEA

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12:35 PM - 12:40 PM

Break


12:40 PM - 1:05 PM

Divos ACP: Accelerated Cleaning Protocol for Dairy Processing Membranes

Eric van der Beek, Sr Sector Manager, Diversey

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Concentration and Dealcoholization of Beer with PFO Systems

Jennifer Klare, Senior Director of Applications, Porifera

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