2nd International Conference on Desalination using Membrane Technology, 26-29 July 2015, Singapore


Plenary Speakers

Masaru Kurihara, Toray Industries, Japan
Title: Mega-ton Water System

Tom Pankratz, Water Desalination Report
Title: Whither Desalination?

Harry Seah, PUB, Singapore
Title: Membrane Technology & Water in Singapore – Achievements & Challenges

Raphael Semiat, Technion, Israel
Title: Modelling Membrane Osmotic Processes

Keynote Speakers

Abdul Latif Ahmad, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Title: Membrane Fouling during Desalination

Hans Coster, University of Sydney, Australia
Title: Membrane monitoring in desalination plants using electrical impedance to minimize fouling

Anthony Fane, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Title: Strategies to Enhance Mass Transfer for Application of Next Generation Membranes

Robert Field, University of Oxford, UK
Title: Challenges of Forward Osmosis

Stephen Gray, Victoria University, Australia
Title: Membrane Distillation

Nicholas P. Hankins, University of Oxford, UK
Title: Membrane fouling and microbial toxicity in the forward osmosis membrane bioreactor (FO-MBR) using micellar draw solutions

Anastasios Karabelas, Centre for Research and Technology - Hellas (CERTH), Greece
Title: Prediction and monitoring of fouling in RO membrane desalination plants : The role of small-scale testing

In S. Kim, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
Title: Pressure Assisted Forward Osmosis

Takeshi Matsuura, University of Ottawa, Canada
Title: Thin Film Composite Membrane for Water Desalination - Recent Developments and Future Potential

Seeram Ramakrishna, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Title: Electrospun Nanomaterials and Water Treatment

Sarper Sarp, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI), Qatar
Title: Pressure Retarded Osmosis (PRO): Current status and prospects

I. Gede Wenten, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
Title: Applications of Reverse Osmosis

Dianne Wiley, University of New South Wales, Australia
Title: CFD of Membrane Separation Processes

Harvey Winters, Professor Emeritus, Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA
Title: How biofilms form on Reverse Osmosis (RO) membranes

Tongwen Xu, University of Science & Technology of China, China
Title: Development of Ion Exchange Membranes for Salt Production from Sea Water

Special Invited Lecture: Winner of the Elsevier Atlas Award for Social Impact

Md Eaqub Ali, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Title: Carbon Nanotube Membranes for Water Purification: A Bright Future in Water Desalination

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Exhibitors & Sponsors

Anton Paar
Aqua Still

Supporting Journal

Supporting Journal - Desalination

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