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|IMPORTANT UPDATE..."EARLY-BIRD" Registration has been extended until 30 Nov 2018!|
| Join us in beautiful Tucson, Arizona in March/April, 2019 for an
immersive 3-day conference/symposium on "Small Molecule Control of Memebrane Biofouling" (SMCMB). Many of the world's leading
experts will gather at the SMCMB Conference
to discuss the game-changing science behind small-molecule control of
biofilms in medicinal and industrial applications; and their use in
biofouling management in membrane-mediated water treatment facilities. The meeting will focus
on revolutionary discoveries and applications of potent small (signal, effector and biocidal)
molecules designed to weaken or disrupt biofilms that form on the
surfaces of membranes that are the cornerstone of modern
water desalination and reuse practices around the globe.||
University of Arizona and Downtown Tucson, Arizona, USA
|Conference Purpose = to review the latest breakthroughs in small moleculediscovery
and design that is revolutionizing the science and technology of
control, with a special focus on water desalination and reuse. The
conference will also explore what we know about biofilms today and how
they interact with modern membrane materials to degrade performance. Who Should Attend: scientists, engineers, water utility/quality managers,
students, researchers, cleaning chemical companies, drug designers, membrane
manufacturers, academics...and anyone interested in learning about the
most recent discoveries and advances in biofilm science and control. |
Image Source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1471489214001040
The Problem: Membrane biofouling remains a serious problem for membrane based desalination and water reuse. As much as 50% of desalination and reuse energy and operational costs are attributed to biofilm avoidance technologies, such as feedwater pretreatment by MF/UF, disinfection, chemical cleaning, and reduced membrane lifetime.
The Solution: Small-molecule biofilm interventions targeting gene products involved in regulating biofilm development, communications and metabolism open new and promising vistas for coping with membrane biofouling in a cost-effective and environmentally safe manner. Such approaches, however, remain largely unexplored within in the water treatment community. This conference will therefore strive to: (1) Catalyze transdisciplinary collaborative opportunities across the water-treatment sector; and (2) Reconnoiter novel advancements in small-molecule biofilm control.
|Key SMCMB Conference Topics...
Click here to view the conference program
In conjunction with the upcoming conference on Small-Molecule Control of Membrane Biofouling (SMCMB) will be a MASAR Practical and Specialized Training Course on:
"EFFECTIVE MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT OF MEMBRANE FOULING"
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 (2-6 pm)
To register for the Training Course and the SMCMB Conference, click here: MASAR Course Registration
Download the MASAR Practical Course Agenda (PDF)
Training Course Overview...The advanced and specialized MASAR Practical Course offers independent, practical, user-minded and comprehensive perspectives on various critical aspects of membrane fouling and technology applications. Course content is based on extensive technical expertise and hands-on plant experience of the course instructor, Mohamad Amin Saad, President and Principal Consultant & Trainer of MASAR Technologies, Inc., of over 35 years worldwide.
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|Water Quality Research Center
Water Desalination and Reuse Center