UCF environmental engineering students (from right to left) Daniel Whalen, Carlyn Higgins and Angela Rodriguez joined Dr. Duranceau to participate in the 2018 Membrane Technology Conference, a joint international event sponsored by the American Water Works Association and the American Membrane Technology Association. The event was held March 12-16, 2018, at the West Palm Beach Convention Center (Florida).

  • Doctoral student Daniel Whalen presented the poster “Assessment of an Aged Nanofiltration Membrane Process for Rehabilitation.
  • Doctoral student Carlyn Higgins presented the paper “Modeling of Mass Transfer and Endocrine Disrupting Compound Removal in a Nanofiltration Membrane Process Modified for Acid Pretreatment Conditions”;
  • Doctoral student Angela Rodriguez presented the poster “Seawater Brine Management Concepts for Sustainable Reuse”;
  • Dr. Duranceau presented the paper “Nanofiltration Resolves Florida’s Water Quality Challenges” in a pre-conference seminar.

This conference was host to over 1,000 attendees from 16 countries participating in a setting focused on the use of membrane technologies for the treatment of water and wastewater supplies.

Photo shows Carlyn Higgins, recipient of the AMTA/Reclamation Fellowship Awardees Poster in the conference hall.