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Sunday 3 June –Registration and Welcome
17.00 h   Opening of registration, reception of posters
20.00 h   Welcome Drink (sponsored by Veolia)

Monday 4 June 2007 – IWA NYWP Conference: Day 1
8.30-  9.00 h   Registration
9.00-10.30 h   Session IWelcome address and key notes

  • Welcome address

    L. Pawlowski (director of Berlin Centre of Competence for Water, Germany)

    I. Strube (Ruhrverband, representative of IWA Germany)

    Prof. R. Ben-Aim (INSA Toulouse, Chairman of IWA Membrane Technology Specialist Group)

  • The Young Professionals Programme of the International Water Association
    Dr. T. Wintgens, (RWTH Aachen University, representative of IWA Young Water Professionals in Germany)

  • Overview of membrane business for wastewater and reuse applications in Europe
    Dr. J.C. Schrotter, (Anjou Recherche – Veolia Water, France)

  • Future of membrane technologies in worldwide sanitation

    Dr. P. Côté, (IWA Specialist Group on Membrane Technologies)

10.30-11.00 h   Coffee break
11.00-13.00 h   Session II - MBR process Optimisation and Wastewater Reuse

  • Membrane bioreactor technology for agricultural reuse of municipal wastewater: a comparative study
    G. Guglielmi, (Universita degli Studi di Trento, Italy)
  • Impact of different recirculation schemes on nutrients removal in a laboratory scale MBR
    U. Bracklow, (Technical University of Berlin, Germany)

  • A comparative study between multi-zone alternating anoxic/aerobic MBRs for municipal wastewater treatment and reuse

    G. Carletti, (University of Verona, Italy)

  • Analysis of long term performance of a full-scale MBR plant treating domestic and industrial wastewater
    V. Ferre Pellicer, (Kubota Membrane Europe, United Kingdom)

  • Membrane bioreactor biological nutrient removal activated sludge systems: Performance and kinetics
    V. Parco, (University of  Palermo, Italy)

  • Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) removal in conventional WWTP and in a MBR pilot plant for agricultural reuse
    G. Buttiglieri, (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

    Reserve: Adsorption of Selected Organic Micropollutants from WWTP Effluent on Powdered Activated Carbon and Retention by Nanofiltration, K. Lehnberg,  (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

13.00-14.00 h   Lunch
14.00-16.00 h   Session III – Novel Approaches on Membrane Fouling

  • Fluorescence Spectroscopy as a Tool for Performance Monitoring of Membrane Bioreactors in Wastewater Treatment Systems
    C. F. Galinha, (REQUIMTE/CQFB, Portugal)
  • Composition of membrane fouling layers for different filtration modes in MBR
    U. Metzger, (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
  • Standard essays and Metaproteomes as new approaches for functional characterization of Membrane Bioreactor biomass
    R. Kuhn, (IRSA CNR, Italy)
  • Use of water soluble polymers to reduce capital and operating costs of Membrane Bioreactors (MBR)
    J. Koppes, (Nalco Europe, Netherlands)
  • Highly Fouling Resistant Ultrafiltration Membrane for Water and Wastewater Treatments
    H. Susanto, (Duisburg-Essen University, Germany)
  • Impact of solid retention time on EPS and fouling tendency in membrane Bioreactors
    D. Al-Halbouni, (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

    Reserve: Sample pre-treatment device for continuous EPS analysis in membrane bioreactor systems, R. Mehrez, (TU Berlin, Germany)

16.00-19.00 h   Posters session + drinks
20.00 h Conference dinner (sponsored by Berliner Wasserbetriebe)

Tuesday 5 June 2007 – IWA NYWP Conference: Day 2
8.00-  8.30 h   Opening
8.30-10.30 h   Session IV – Modelling of Membrane Processes

  • Investigating hydrodynamics in submerged hollow-fibre membrane filtration units in municipal wastewater treatment using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
    S. Buetehorn, (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
  • Model-based optimisation of the biological performance of a sidestream MBR
    I. Nopens, (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Membrane Bioreactor aeration: Investigation of the velocity flow pattern
    D. Tacke, (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
  • Hydrodynamic CFD simulation of a two-phase flow in a single tube of an ultrafiltration membrane for a side-stream membrane bioreactor
    N. Rios, (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Evaluation of Membrane Bioreactor Performance via Residence Time Distribution Analysis: Effects of Membrane Configuration
    M. W. D. Brannock, (UNESCO Centre of Membrane Science and Technology, Australia)
  • Flow Structure in MBR-tanks
    J. Saalbach, (FlowConcept GmbH, Germany)

    Reserve: Modelling of enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR) in post-denitrification system combined MBR for domestic wastewater
    J. Mouchard, (Berlin Centre of Competence for Water, Germany)

10.30-11.00 h   Coffee break
11.00-13.00 h   Session V - New Membrane Technologies and Concepts

  • Application of submerged membranes for the treatment of spent filter backwash water
    F. Saravia, (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
  • Treatment of Landfill leachate with reverse osmosis membrane technologies
    F. Li, (Technical University of Hamburg, Germany)
  • Submerged membranes in wastewater lagoons: A new approach to wastewater reuse in agriculture
    K. Teschner, (Technical University of Berlin, Germany)
  • Evaluation of innovative operating technology for flat sheet MBR filtration system
    L. Weinrich, (A3 Water Solutions Germany)
  • Experience with a newly developed submerged membrane system for MBR application
    S. Krause (Microdyn-Nadir GmbH, Germany)
  • Comparison of Aerobic and Anaerobic MBRs for wastewater treatment: a literature review.

    I. M. Garcia, (Cranfield University, United Kingdom)

    Reserve: Systematic investigation of the effect of flux enhancers on MBR sludge filterability, V. Iversen, (Technical University of Berlin, Germany)

13.00-14.00 h   Lunch
14.00-16.00 h   Session VI – Career Development and Awards

  • A3 Water Solutions: a successful SME in the global world of environmental technologies
    Dr. U. Brüss (director of A3 Water Solutions, Germany)
  • PURON®-MBR filtration system: from concept to business
    Dr. K. Vossenkaul, (KMS, Managing Director and Head of R&D - submerged membranes, Germany)
  • The situation of end-users and operators in the membrane business

    C. Brepols, (Erftverband, Germany)

  • Awards and closure address
    B. Lesjean, (Berlin Centre of Competence for Water, Germany)

16.00 h   Technical tour: Margaretenhöhe MBR demonstration plant (sponsored by Berliner Wasserbetriebe)