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Introduction to Membrane Technology in Drinking Water and Wastewater Applications

This course is not currently scheduled for a future event

This one day introductory course is for people with an interest in the use of membrane processes to treat drinking water and municipal wastewater in Australia.  


Learn how to select which membranes to use for different applications, size plants based on loading rates, understand fouling problems, and the key water quality parameters which govern plant design.



  • Overview of the separation properties of membrane processes from particle removal with microfiltration (MF) to salt removal with reverse osmosis (RO)
  • Understand what membranes to use in different drinking and wastewater applications
  • Summary of basic system configurations including pressurised and submerged membrane systems
  • Introduction to plant sizing based on selection of membrane loading rate (flux) for a selection of common commercial membrane systems
  • Membrane fouling problems
  • Which water quality parameters are key to determining plant design ?
  • How does water chemistry influence the configuration and recovery of reverse osmosis systems ?
  • How do suspended solids and natural organic matter influence the design of microfiltration iwc replica and ultrafiltration plants ?


  • Course notes and CD
  • Access to a world leading membrane technology expert
  • Australian and international case studies


Engineers, operators and facility managers with an interest in the use of membranes to manage water and wastewater.

Troy Walker