The Water Environment Federation (WEF) will present Microconstituents and Industrial Water Quality Conference 2009 from July 26-29, 2009 at the Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Md. Organized in cooperation with the Chesapeake Water Environment Association, this conference will examine the issues and challenges faced by industry and wastewater utilities to remove hard-to-treat chemical by-products from industrial manufacturing processes and microconstituents.
An umbrella term for natural and manmade substances such as elements and inorganic and organic chemicals, microconstituents can include pharmaceuticals, personal care products, nanomaterial, and other similarly defined substances. Trace amounts of these substances have been found in U.S. waterways, garnering widespread media attention and causing concern in the scientific and water quality communities due to a lack of understanding about the long-term effects to public health and the environment as well as the challenge of completely removing these substances during the wastewater treatment process. In addition, industries are similarly challenged to provide for environmentally sustainable wastewater treatment while reducing the cost of compliance and recovering value for their businesses. This conference combines both topics by offering the state of knowledge regarding microconstituents, including current research findings and their implications, as well as novel ways for industries to address difficult to treat by-products from their processes.
Topics include analytical tools to measure microconstituents in the environment, new or emergent treatment technologies for conventional wastes and microconstituents, recent technologies to improve microconstituents removal, case histories of novel solutions to difficult treatment problems, energy conservation in wastewater treatment, water conservation and reuse, sustainable process system design, and the latest in related regulatory, management and communications issues. The conference is specifically designed for industrial plant, engineering, municipal, scientific, and environmental management personnel, consultants, manufacturers and their representatives, regulators, and regional, national, and international environmental organizations.
The advanced registration deadline for Microconstituents and Industrial Water Quality Conference 2009 is June 10, 2009. Visit the Conferences and Training section of www.wef.org for more details.
Formed in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with 35,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. WEF and its Member Associations proudly work to achieve our mission of preserving and enhancing the global water environment.