3rd International Conference on Desalination using Membrane Technology


Plenary Speakers:

  • Enrico Drioli, University of Calabria, Italy
    Topic: Current and projected economics of desalination processes
  • Menachem Elimelech, Yale University, USA
    Topic: Next generation membrane materials for energy efficient desalination
  • Anthony Fane, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Topic: Desalination using membranes: Developments and challenges
    Find out more about the team of Rong Wang (Co-Chair MEMDES 2015)  and Anthony Fane (Plenary Speaker MEMDES 2017) receiving the Alternative Water  Resources Prize by PSIPW. The prize is awarded to this team for the development and application of novel forward osmosis hollow fibre membranes.
  • Antonio Gomez Gotor, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Topic: Desalination experience in the Canary Islands
  • Juan María Sánchez, Ecoagua, Spain
    Topic: Evolution of desalination systems in Spain

Keynote Speakers:

  • Amy Childress, University of Southern California, USA
    Topic: Potable reuse and desalination with engineered osmosis systems
  • Jaeweon Cho, UNIST, South Korea
    Topic: Aquatic surface chemistry of membrane fouling for desalination, focusing  application
  • Yoram Cohen, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Topic: Self-adaptive RO desalination: Advances and challenges
  • Mikel Duke, Victoria University, Australia
    Topic: Desalination for agriculture: Innovative technology approaches for water supply and nutrient recovery
  • Nick Hankins, University of Oxford, UK
    Topic: Effective feed water pre-treatment and membrane fouling mitigation for lower energy consumption in RO desalination plants
  • Raed Hashaikeh, Masdar Institute of  Science and Technology, UAE
    Topic: Electrically conductive nanofibers for membranes fabrication and fouling prevention
  • Ahmad Fauzi Ismail, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
    Topic: Membrane fouling during desalination and its mitigation strategies
  • Nalan Kabay, Ege University, Turkey
    Topic: Boron removal from seawater
  • Anastasios J. Karabelas, Centre for Research and Technology - Hellas [CERTH], Greece
    Topic: Understanding organic fouling in membrane water-treatment processes: Progress and research priorities
  • Maria Kennedy, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands
    Topic: Algal blooms and seawater reverse osmosis systems
  • Takeshi Matsuura, University of Ottawa, Canada
    Topic: Thin film composite membrane for water desalination: Recent developments and future potential
  • Marty Peery, Dow Water and Process Solutions, USA
    Topic: Reverse osmosis and nano-filtration membranes for water re-use
  • Raphael Semiat, Technion, Israel
    Topic: Environmental and energy issues in water treatment processes
  • Domingo Zarzo, AEDyR, Spain
    Topic: Desalination and energy consumption. What can we expect in the near future?