MASAR Technologies, Inc.

- EFFECTIVE MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT OF MEMBRANE FOULING COURSE

Join us in ​beautiful ​Tucson, Arizona ​at the ​University of ​Arizona ​for a 4-​hour advanced ​and specialized ​MASAR training ​course offering ​independent, ​practical, user-​minded and ​comprehensive ​perspectives on ​various aspects ​of membrane ​fouling and ​technology ​applications, ​based on ​extensive ​technical ​expertise and ​hands-on and ​plant ​experience of ​the course ​leader of over ​35 years ​worldwide. The ​course's ​presentations, ​problem-solving ​techniques and discussions ​reflect this ​enormous and ​unique ​combination of ​technical ​expertise, ​practical ​experience and ​on-site ​training ​since 1983. ​Discussions ​focus on ​practical, ​​approaches that ​address the ​identification, ​measuring and ​monitoring of ​critical ​membrane ​fouling in real ​time. A hands-​on fouled ​membrane ​element autopsy ​and inspection ​demonstration ​will be ​conducted. ​Attendees ​receive a ​Course CD-ROM & ​Workbook with ​all presentations ​and a ​Certificate of ​Completion.​

Course Leader

Instructor: Mohamad Amin Saad, M.Sc. Chem. Eng.

President, Principal Consultant & Trainer

 MASAR Technologies, Inc., Tucson, Arizona

www.masar.com/training/masarcourse.html

 

I.        WELCOME, INTRODUCTIONS & AGENDA/CD REVIEW                                                                                                           1400–1415

                                                                                                  

                                                                                             

II.      MEMBRANE PLANT FOULING MANAGEMENT                                                                                                    1415–1500

v  Objectives & Criteria of Effective Fouling Management

v  Fouling Prevention & Control Strategies

v  Identification of Fouling Types

Ø  Biological Fouling

Ø  Organic & TEP Fouling

Ø  Colloidal & Iron Fouling

 

III.   FOULING, PERFORMANCE MONITORING & MEASUREMENT                                                                                                  1500–1600

             

Ø  Trending vs. Real-Time Fouling Measurement & Monitoring

Ø  SWRO/NF Flux Decline & UF/MF Permeability Performance

Ø  SMARTTM Technology: The Innovative Solution

Ø  Fouling & Non-Fouling Plant Case Studies

 

                                   SESSION BREAK                                1600–1615

         

IV.     MEMBRANE FOULING DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS                                                                                                    1615–1645        

Ø  Seven Golden Rules of Troubleshooting

Ø  Seven Practical Diagnostic Techniques

 

V.       MEMBRANE AUTOPSY & INSPECTION DEMONSTRATION

                                                                                              1645–1730

Ø  Demonstration of a Fouled SWRO Membrane Element

Ø  Membrane Sampling, Fouling inspection and Testing

 

VI.     OPEN DISCUSSION, FEEDBACK & QUESTIONS                          1730–1800

 

VII.  CERTIFICATE AWARDS & CONCLUSION                                                                                                                                  1800

Instructor: Mohamad Amin Saad, M.Sc. Chem. Eng.

President, Principal Consultant & Trainer

 MASAR Technologies, Inc., Tucson, Arizona

www.masar.com/training/masarcourse.html

 

I.        WELCOME, INTRODUCTIONS & AGENDA/CD REVIEW                                                                                                 1400–1415

                                                                                                  

                                                                                             

II.      MEMBRANE PLANT FOULING MANAGEMENT                                                                                                               1415–1500

          Objectives & Criteria of Effective Fouling Management

           Fouling Prevention & Control Strategies

           Identification of Fouling Types

             Biological Fouling

             Organic & TEP Fouling

             Colloidal & Iron Fouling

 

III.   FOULING, PERFORMANCE MONITORING & MEASUREMENT                                                                                            1500–1600

             

        Trending vs. Real-Time Fouling Measurement & Monitoring

        SWRO/NF Flux Decline & UF/MF Permeability Performance

        SMART Technology: The Innovative Solution

        Fouling & Non-Fouling Plant Case Studies

 

                                   SESSION BREAK                                1600–1615

         

IV.     MEMBRANE FOULING DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS                                                                                                                1615–1645        

         Seven Golden Rules of Troubleshooting

         Seven Practical Diagnostic Techniques

 

V.       MEMBRANE AUTOPSY & INSPECTION DEMONSTRATION                                                                                             1645–1730

          Demonstration of a Fouled SWRO Membrane Element

          Membrane Sampling, Fouling inspection and Testing

 

VI.     OPEN DISCUSSION, FEEDBACK & QUESTIONS                                                                                                           1730–1800

 

VII.  CERTIFICATE AWARDS & CONCLUSION                                                                                                                        1800

Course Leader at Membrane Plant

Course Overview 

The advanced and specialized MASAR training course offers independent, practical, user-minded and comprehensive perspectives on various aspects of membrane fouling and technology applications, based on extensive technical expertise and hands-on and plant experience of the course leader of over 35 years worldwide. 

The course's presentations, problem-solving techniques, demonstrations, guidelines and discussions reflect this enormous and unique combination of technical expertise, practical experience and on-site training of plant and business managers, engineers, operators and academic and industrial researchers and scientists since 1983. 

Technologies to be Covered 

The course's 4-hour discussions focus on fresh, practical and proven methodologies, techniques and approaches that address major technical issues related to the identification, measuring and monitoring critical types of membrane fouling in real time. 

It also focuses on technology transfer of proven and field-tested practical and analytical methodologies to measure and monitor and optimize the performance of membrane systems, such as RO, NF, MF and UF. The course trains participants on how to effectively manage membrane fouling via innovative real-time and early detection, monitoring and resolution before the membrane system starts to suffer irreversibly or undergo massive and unscheduled cleaning cycles, maintenance shutdowns, membrane replacements and losses in productivity, quality and overall cost effectiveness of desalinated water.
 
 
What Will You Learn & Gain? 

•   KNOWLEDGE & FOCUS:
     Get an in-depth knowledge of effective membrane fouling prevention and control strategies as well as filed-tested techniques to identify the critical types of UF/RO membrane fouling, including biological, organic/TEP and colloidal/iron fouling 
•   TECHNOLOGY & TECHNIQUES 
     Gain an intimate look on how to use new, innovative and data-proven system for monitoring and gain a unique look at evaluating innovative methodologies, and how to apply them with your data and research. 
•   INNOVATION & TOOLS 
     Explore how to detect and measure any developing fouling in your UF/SWRO system in real-time and very early, usually when your plant is still seemingly producing the required, design or guaranteed flow and quality, and before any irreversible or catastrophic failures occur. 
•   EXPERIENCE & PRACTICE 
     Attain practical experience from exploring membrane desalination and filtration plant case histories involving hands-on                        investigations, in-depth analyses and problem-resolution ending in major plant performance improvements and savings in energy, chemicals consumption and maintenance. 
•   HANDS-ON DIAGNOSTICS 
    Witness an established diagnostic technique for autopsying a real plant fouled membrane element and learn how to sample, inspect          and identify fouling incidence. 
•   REFERENCE & GUIDANCE 
     Learn how to use the attained knowledge, technology and tools to better understand all practical aspects related to membrane fouling       while developing and strengthening your own personal and professional skills and knowledge. 
•   PARTICIPATION & INTERACTION 
    Interact with group discussions, experience-sharing, problem-solving and one-on-one consultations to maximize your efficiency and          productivity. 

Our training courses are distinct in the water desalination industry today where attendees receive a high-quality, interactive and multi-media CD-ROM with all presentations and technical materials. 

Attendees also get the opportunity to initiate one-on-one consultations, time-permitting, with the course leader on their specific membrane fouling issues and their specific applications, research or studies. 
 
Main Course Subject Highlights
 
1. MEMBRANE PLANT FOULING MANAGEMENT 
    A. Objectives & Criteria of Effective and Comprehensive Fouling Management. 
    B. Membrane fouling potential & sources 
    C. Identification of classic Types of fouling: 
    D. Biological Fouling. 
    E. Organic & TEP Fouling. 
    F. Colloidal & Iron Fouling. 

2. FOULING, PERFORMANCE MONITORING & MEASUREMENT 
    A. Trending vs. Real-Time Fouling Measurement & Monitoring. 
    B. SWRO/NF Flux Decline & UF/MF Permeability Performance. 
    C. SMARTTM Technology: The Innovative Solution. 
    D. Fouling & Non-Fouling Plant Case Studies. 

3. MEMBRANE FOULING DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS 
    A. Seven Golden Rules of Troubleshooting. 
    B. Seven Practical Diagnostic Techniques. 

4. MEMBRANE AUTOPSY & INSPECTION DEMONSTRATION 
    A. Practical demonstration of a Fouled SWRO Membrane Element. 
    B. Demonstration of Membrane Sampling, Fouling Inspection and Testing. 

5. OPEN DISCUSSION, FEEDBACK & QUESTIONS 

Course Format 

The course’s format combines formal presentations and group interactive discussions and experience-sharing to encourage proactive participation via questions, input and feedback, and maximize trainee benefits. The last part of the course session features hands-on demonstrations of a fouled membrane autopsy, fouling inspection and identification. 

Who Should Attend? 

Recommended level of experience is 1-5 years direct involvement in any aspect of membrane fouling or technology research, studies, evaluations, troubleshooting, experimentation and/or operations. What you learn from the MASAR Course experience will not be anything you could be taught by any available standard classroom, academic or on-line training courses. 

Course Venue: Beautiful Tucson, Arizona

MASAR Training Course Registration Fees

I. Early-bird:  
   (Register BEFORE 31 December, 2018) 
    A. Industry/Academia: US$400 /trainee. 
    B. Full-time Students: (with proof): US$200 /trainee.  
II. Regular: 
   (AFTER 31 December, 2018 and up to April 2, 2019) 
    A. Industry/Academia: US$500 /trainee. 
    B. Full-time Students: (with proof): US$250 /trainee. 
III. Others: All same day/walk-ins: US$600 /trainee. 

A Group rate is available and applies when a minimum FOUR trainees are registered and paid for in full at the same time by the same organization.  Course Group Rate Request 

  A 5% administrative charge will be added to the above fees.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds after February 11, 2019 - registrant substitution is allowed if notified by March 31, 2019, to allow for updating the attendee's registration and certificate. 

If you are not able to attend or substitute with someone, and notify us by March 31, 2019 by email, we will send your Course CD-ROM to your mailing address within 2 weeks after the course. A PDF version of the Workbook will also be emailed to you. 

To register for the course and/or the conference, click here:   MASAR Course Registration 

Your registration fee includes: 

1. A comprehensive, Course CD-ROM, with all presentation slides, relevant technical publications by the course leader, useful references and on-line resources. It is designed with web-style links, colorful graphics and illustrations for on-the-job continuing education and reference by plant operators, engineers, supervisors, consultants, vendors and others. 

2. An illustrative printed Course Workbook with copies of all presentation slides for presentation reference and note-taking, questions, etc., during the course and afterwards (no written details included).

3. Certificate of Completion presented to qualified and pre-registered trainees who attend the entire course. 

4. Coffee/refreshments/snacks with one 15-min session break half-way into afternoon.