Getting More Out of Your Membranes

Is Ozone Pretreatment Best Method for Improving Membrane Productivity?

Wednesday, April 18
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM
Location: Meeting Room 309/310, Sacramento Convention Center

SWRCB Drinking Water: 1 Contact Hour, if also attend "Unique and Innovative Pilot Opportunity Helps Jump-Start Potable Reuse"

SWRCB Wastewater: .05 CEU

CWEA: .5 Contact Hours

Practice Area: Professional Challenge Area: Plant Operations – Challenges and Opportunities

This abstract compares two design approaches (with and without ozone treatment), design challanges and cost to improve membrane productivity for a reclaimed water facility ranged between 1 and 50 mgd capacities. The findings will provide a great value for agencies are dealing with membrane fouling and productivity issues

Learner Outcomes:

Level: Intermediate; working knowledge of subject matter / journeyman level staff

Ufuk G. Erdal

Vice President, Water Reuse National Practice Director


Dr. Erdal is vice president and AECOM’s National Practice and Technology Director in Water Reuse. He is serving as the director on the Water Environment and Reuse Foundation Board to develop sustainable water management solutions for communities. He has more than 22 years of experience in planning, capacity and condition assessment, pilot testing, equipment procurement and design of advanced wastewater treatment and water reuse facilities. He is a licensed civil engineer and obtained his MS and Ph.D. degrees from Ohio State University and Virginia Tech, respectively.


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Zaheer Shaikh

Project Manager
Carollo Engineers, Inc.


Zaheer Shaikh has focused his career on wastewater treatment plant design. He has worked in all phases of project development with an emphasis on design and construction support of wastewater treatment facilities. His work involved unit process evaluation, new facility layout and designs, and retrofitting of existing facilities.


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