Membrane Technology Forum

Melinda Burn, PhD

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

Melinda Burn is Solecta’s Vice President of Strategic Marketing where she is responsible for the development and implementation of the global growth strategy for the business including the development of a robust innovation funnel. With 25+ years of experience, Melinda has focused her career on connecting people and ideas at the intersection of marketing, technology and the customer to transform businesses, bringing complex scientific solutions to the marketplace and building a sustainable customer experience. Melinda holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Alberta and a PhD degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.


Viable Alternatives to Landfilling Elements at End of Life”

o The global membrane separation technology market continues to grow at a significant rate driven by expanded usage in process applications and growing environmental restrictions on untreated wastewater discharge. It is forecasted that more than 165,000 tons of waste will be created globally in 2022 from more than 12 million used elements, most of which will be disposed of in landfills. This number is expected to double by 2030 based on recent market analyses. As was discussed at last year’s Membrane Technology Forum, the need for alternative options to landfilling used elements has become increasingly important. Two persisting challenges of element recycle are the complexity of the mix of materials used in the manufacture of membrane separation elements and the complexity of residual materials left in the element at the end of life. Join Solecta as we share what we are doing to address this very important topic and the steps we’re taking to provide leadership and meaningful solutions to counter the landfill disposal option.