IWC Workshops are intensive 4-hour courses that require a separate registration. Workshops are based on minimum reservations. Each 4-hour workshop is $250 each for registered conference attendees. If you register for 2 workshops, you will receive a $100 Discount off of the price of two.
Listing of 2012 Workshops (2013 Workshops available soon)
W1: Treatment of Water for Steam Generation in SAGD Enhanced Oil Recovery Plants
“Once you know the fundamentals, acquiring experience is just a matter of time.” This course explores the theories and fundamental practices for treating de-oiled produced and brackish waters to generate high pressure steam for use in SAGD enhanced oil recovery operations. We will explore hot and warm lime softening, filtration and ion exchange options such as strong acid versus weak acid cation softening including in-situ versus external regeneration. We will look at the different requirements imposed on system choices for wet steam generation in once-through generators as opposed to “dry” steam generation in water tube power boilers.
Robert Holloway, Holloway Associates, Etobicoke, ON, Canada
W2: Water Treatment 101
This workshop is a great introductory course covering the basic concepts of water treatment for industry. It will address unit operations (clarification, filtration, lime/soda ash softening, iron and manganese removal, membrane filters, and roughing demineralizers) used in water preparation for industry with emphasis on power, chemical industry, and refineries. It was include treatment of makeup water for cooling water systems as well as boiler water makeup. Wastewater generated by these unit operations and their treatment and disposal will be discussed. Basic water chemistry requirements for low, medium, and high pressure boilers will be considered with chemical conditioning as required.
Dennis McBride, Fluor Enterprises, Greenville, SC
W3: Electrodeionization (EDI) Presents
Electro-deionization (EDI) is a time proven process which combines semi-impermeable membrane technology with ion-exchange media to provide high efficiency self-regenerated demineralized water without chemicals. This workshop will explore the design and operation of EDI modules from different manufacturers of EDI membranes. A 100 gpm feed water source shall be provided, EDI projections from different EDI membranes manufacturer will be presented their design and effluent water quality will be evaluated complete with discussions on the advantages of system will be presented.
The program shall also provide a simplified EDI P&ID print of the system designed and presented complete with recommended membrane data collection parameters, cleaning protocol, review of a typical autopsy report and the system operating cost. This workshop provides one stop shopping for all your EDI needs.
Tracy Barker, AVANTech, Columbia, SC
W4: Water and Wastewater Treatment for Natural Gas Development
This course reviews the geologic conditions associated with shale gas plays, describes the hydrofracturing process, including chemical and mechanical aspects of
hydrofracturing. The workshop identifies wastewater characteristics for flowback and produced water, and provides insight into water quality requirements for hydrofracturing.
Significant time is spent on wastewater treatment options for flowback and produced water, with areas of emphasis including treatment for recycle and evaporation/crystallization options. The economics of water supply and wastewater treatment are identified.
John Schubert, HDR Engineering, Sarasota, FL
W5: HRSG and High Pressure (Above 900 psig/60 bar) Boiler Water Treatment and Operation
This workshop will cover the water quality required for high pressure (>900 psig/60 bar) steam boilers including the various treatments being used and new developments relative to protection from scale and corrosion. The course will also cover treatment issues related to pre-boiler systems and the condensate systems and a discussion of controls and troubleshooting techniques. Operators, utility plant supervisors, managers, and engineers can all benefit greatly from the practical information provided in this course.
David Daniels, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Austin, TX
W6: Reverse Osmosis – Back to Basics
The application of reverse osmosis (RO) has grown rapidly over the last 15 year. However, some of the basics have been lost in shuffle. Furthermore, many times professionals and operators familiar with ion exchange are now faced with operating RO systems with little or no training. This Workshop covers the basics of RO, from sound design to proper operating techniques. Fouling and concentration polarization, data collection and normalization, cleaning and storage are just some of the topics included in this Workshop. This Workshop is intended for all who need to understand the basics of RO.
Jane Kucera, Nalco Company, Naperville, IL
W7: Thermal Zero Liquid Discharge Processes
This course is designed to give a basic understanding of the information required for the selection and design of an evaporation system in a wastewater application. It will include the impacts of chemistry, equipment selection and energy source selection as well as provide case studies based on real world applications in a variety of industries.
Michael Marlett, Aqua-Chem ICD, Hartland, WI
W8: Industrial Boiler Water Treatment (Up to 1800 psig/120 bar)
The course is intended for those interested in industrial steam systems operating at pressures up to 1800 psig. While some basic theory is covered, the main focus of the course is to provide practical information that can be used to avoid common system problems. The course covers deaerators, boilers, steam turbines and condensate systems from both mechanical operation and chemical treatment aspects. The causes of deposition and corrosion as well as water quality and monitoring guidelines and chemical treatment options are discussed in an informal atmosphere.
James Robinson, GE Betz, Trevose, PA
W9: Introduction to Cooling Tower Water Systems and How to Develop a Cooling Tower Water Treatment Program
This work shop discusses the problems commonly found in Cooling Tower Water systems and the various water treatments that can be used to control or prevent those problems. Specific water treatment chemicals are discussed and their advantages and disadvantages are presented. These specific chemicals are for corrosion, scale, fouling, and microbiological control. They are identified generically and include the most recent developments. The preparation of the complete water treatment program is provided in easy to apply steps. This workshop is excellent for operators, utility mangers, and water treatment suppliers both new on the job and great as a refresher for others.
Paul Puckorius, Puckorius & Associates, Inc., Water and Wastewater Consultants, Arvada, CO
W10: Ion Exchange Technology and Practical Operating Practices
This workshop provides a detailed review of the various ion exchange processes for softening and demineralizing water as well as preparation for boilers, cooling, and process applications. A section on how to evaluate systems, their resin, operation, and water quality of ion exchange units is an excellent troubleshooting and informative portion of this workshop. A review of the different ion exchange resins available along with the newest developments and how those can be applied to provide specific water quality is a must for water treatment system operations. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and solve problems.
Wayne Bernahl, W. Bernahl Enterprises, Ltd., Elmhurst, IL
W11: Water Treatment 201
This course reviews the topics covered in Water Treatment 101 and build on those to provide design and technical details on designing water treatment systems using supplier’s equipment information. Unit processes covered in this course are pretreatment softening using lime and soda ash, sodium cycle ion-exchange for softening, demineralization of pretreated raw water using cation/ anion/ mixed-bed ion-exchange systems, reverse osmosis, and EDI. Boiler water chemistry guidelines and chemicals feeds for boiler chemistry control for high pressure power plant boilers, combined cycle plants, and industrial boilers (up to 1500 psi) will be discussed. Advanced wastewater treatment concepts for power plants, industrial plants, and refineries will be included with recycle and reuse when feasible.
Kumar Sinha, Bechtel Power Corporation, Fredrick, MD
W12: Cleaning and Troubleshooting of Reverse Osmosis Systems
Effective cleaning of reverse osmosis systems is dependent on several key parameters. These key parameters include RO system design, membrane selection, cleaning skid design, operation, and membrane chemicals and cleaning procedures. Information on these key parameters and their impact on effective cleaning will be discussed in detail.
Troubleshooting is necessary when cleaning does not restore the RO performance or when performance problems occur during the start-up/commissioning of new RO membrane elements.
Different methods are discussed that can be used to identify and locate the performance problem in the RO system. Guidelines on the interpretation of results generated by these tools will be provided. Case studies of 2 plants will be presented.
This workshop is designed for RO system operators and designers to gather information, ask questions, and solve problems in a workshop environment.
Jantje Johnson, Orangeboat, Eden Prairie, MN
W13: Cooling Water Treatment Programs and Guidelines when switching from Fresh to Reuse Water Makeup
This workshop will cover guidelines to be used in developing a cooling water treatment technology going from fresh to recycle waters as makeup. These guidelines will identify possible concerns and potential benefits with recycle water. A step by step approach is provided not only for existing cooling tower water systems but also new systems that can handle almost any recycled waters. A number of case histories are provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring not only any questions but also details on their cooling tower water systems and the recycle water quality being considered. A must workshop for operators, utility managers, and for water treatment suppliers.
Paul Puckorius, Puckorius and Associates, Inc., Arvada, CO
If you should have any questions or an idea for a new Workshop, please contact Conference Manager, Stephanie Mueller by phone at 412-261-0710, ext. 13 or, firstname.lastname@example.org.