Membrane Tech Forum

June 5-7, 2018

Minneapolis, MN

Tuesday, June 5

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7:00 am – 8:00 am

Registration / Continental Breakfast / Tabletop Displays

Breakfast Sponsored by: gea


8:00 am – 8:10 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Tom Imbordino, Dairy Foods 
Dan Meyer, American Dairy Products Institute


8:10 am – 9:00 am

New Insights in Understanding and Preventing Deposit Formation on Membrane Surfaces
Ulrich Kulozik, TUM School of Life Sciences

Sponsored by: suez


9:00 am - 10:00 am

Understanding USDA, FDA and 3-A Sanitary Standards
Session Chair:
Dan Meyer, American Dairy Products Institute
Randy Elsberry, Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA)
Dennis Glick, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Eric Schweitzer, 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc.


 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Morning Networking Break / Tabletop Displays


10:30 am

Membrane Fouling, Cleaning, Chemicals & CIP

Session Chair:
Ryan HertelSUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions

New Membranes, Advances, Technologies & Trends

Session Chair:
Peter Bolduan, atech innovations

10:35 am - 11:05 am

BroadcastingLive IconFood Safety Risk Analysis Using Membrane Autopsy
Joel Cook, Hydrite Chemical Co.
Felicity Plansky, Hydrite Chemical Co.

Sponsored by: hydrite

Novel Membrane Commercialization - A Practical Approach
Jeff Campbell, Campbell Membrane Technologies, Inc.

11:10 am - 11:40 am

Membrane Cleaning Common Mistakes
Dennis Schmidt, Diversey Inc.

Membranes for Food and Beverage Processing
Jörg Vogel, Aquaporin A/S

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

BroadcastingLive Icon Advancements in Membrane Cleaning to Help Meet Global Quality Specs of Membrane Produced Dairy Ingredients
Paul Schacht, Ecolab

Sponsored by:  ecolab

Polymeric Membranes & Spiral Wound Elements: Fabrication, Operation & Developments
Jeff Yeh, Synder Filtration


12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch / Tabletop Displays


1:30 pm

Membrane Issues & Troubleshooting

Session Chair:
Tom ImbordinoDairy Foods

New Membranes, Advances, Technologies & Trends Continued

Session Chair:
Dan MeyerAmerican Dairy Products Institute

1:35 pm - 2:05 pm

BroadcastingLive IconNovel Food Processing Applications for Spiral-Wound Membranes
Alan Franks, Hydranautics

Sponsored by:  hydranautics

Performance Optimization Program of Membrane Filtration: A Unique Non-Destructive Procedure to Assess Organic, Inorganic and Biofilm Fouling
Dominique Blackman, Realzyme
Benoît Duculot, Realco

2:10 pm - 2:40 pm

BroadcastingLive IconWhat is the Optimal Temperature for My Process?
John Park, Complete Filtration Resources Inc.

Sponsored by:  cfr

Ultrafiltration with Better Performance and Lower Cost
Anna Jawor, PolyCera Inc.

2:40 pm - 3:15 pm

Afternoon Networking Break / Tabletop Displays

Sponsored by:  snyder

3:15 pm

Specialized Membrane Systems for Unique Applications

Session Chair:
R.J. TwifordTetra Pak Processing Equipment Inc.

Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in the Use of Membranes

Session Chair:
Manny SinghKoch Membrane Systems

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm

BroadcastingLive IconThree Membrane Filtration Strategies for Yogurt Production
Claus Birkemose, Tetra Pak Filtration Solutions

Sponsored by:  tetrapak

Membrane Technology Connecting and Contributing to Healthy Lifestyle Choices
Shanti Bhushan, GEA North America

3:55 pm - 4:25 pm

Nanofiltration: Expanding the Separations Envelope
John Peichel, SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions

Membrane Processes for a Sustainable Future: Moving from C2/C3 Chemistry to Biotechnological Processes
Gary Lloyd, Alfa Laval

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Treatment of Digestor and Thin Stillage Effluent Using Ceramic Membranes
Peter Bolduanatech innovations gmbh

Predictive Analyses in Membrane Applications
Jag Singh, ProLeiT Corp.

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Networking Reception / Tabletop Displays
Sponsored by:  tetrapak