IDA World Congress 2022 - Avista Membrane Treatment Solutions
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September 14, 2022

IDA World Congress 2022

To secure a sustainable future, we need to chart progress toward resilient processes, technologies, and communities. Desalination and Water Reuse provide resilient solutions to efficiently meet the growing demand for water, and threats to water security.  The IDA World Congress is a five-day event, a week for learning, sharing ideas, and developing your network to advance the solutions that will secure water for all. The IDA Innovation Forum, new to the World Congress, is specifically designed to introduce new and innovative solutions from Universities, Research Centers, Technology Developers, and start-up companies to major organizations in the water and energy sectors, venture capitalists, developers, and private companies investors.

Visit the Avista booth to meet our experts and sales team. Watch in booth talks, and demos on demand, win a prize, and more! Learn about Avista’s latest innovations such as Avista Filtration Study, NormRO Data Normalization, AdvisorCi, and more.

Dates: 9-13 October, 2022
Website: IDA World Congress 2022
Location: International Convention Center Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Avista in Booth Presentations

Recovering from an Algae Bloom
Presenter: Raul Gonzalez | Director of Sales Support
Monday, 10 October – 15.30 – 16.00
Tuesday, 11 October – 15.30 – 16.00
Wednesday, 12 October – 10.30 – 11.00
Thursday, 13 October – 10.30 – 11.00

As a Director of Sales Support for Avista Technologies, Raul supports Avista’s global sales network. Raul began his career at Avista Technologies as a technical support engineer before moving on to become an Applications and Sales Specialist where he worked with customers in the Western region of the United States. Raul holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering.

Avista 360 Membrane Solutions
Presenter: Megan Lee | Global Laboratory Services Process Manager
Tuesday, 11 October – 10.30 – 11.00
Wednesday, 12 October – 15.30 – 16.00

After completing her degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of California, San Diego, Megan joined Avista Technologies as the Laboratory Services Manager, coordinating laboratory testing and interpreting findings to help solve RO, NF, and MF/UF performance issues and identifying ways to prevent future declines. As the Global Laboratory Services Process Manager, Megan manages Avista laboratory services in 13 countries providing technical support for customers using Avista products and services worldwide.

Demo on Demand

If you find that you are not able to attend one of the presentations, ask us for a presentation demo.

Conference Panel

Join us for a panel discussion on Addressing Global Membrane System Safety Reliability. A Call to Action for Newer and Aging Installations
Moderator: Mr. Doug Eisberg, Vice President of Sales
Thursday, 13 October – 11.00 -13.00 – Location: Outback Theatre

The fact of the matter is that membrane pressure vessels (and their related flexible connections) throughout the desalination industry are reaching a critical period where tens of thousands may be reaching the end of life, while the plants they are installed in may continue operation for many years yet without issue. In early days of system development, it was recognized that FRP pressure vessels would not last indefinitely, but a reasonable service life was estimated to be in the order of 15 to 20 years given manufacturing approaches adopted by leading suppliers at that time. However now, many plants have had pressure vessels in service for 30 years or more. For those facilities whose pressure vessels are already exceeding the expected service life, guidance is required regarding an appropriate approach to replacement decision making given the consequences of operating under an increased risk of age-related failures. In addition, and more alarming, the industry has now had several vessel failure, not from age but from lack of proper maintenance.

Presentations by Kurita

A Case Study: Improving the Performance of a Severely Biofouled Seawater Reverse Osmosis Facility Using the Latest in Chemical Technology

Presenter: Kunihiro Hayakawa | Manager- R&D Team, Project Acorn, Basic Technology | R&D Group, Innovation Division Kurita Water Industries, LTD – Japan

Monday, 10 October @ 14.00 – 14.20
Location: Theater 2

On-Site Evaluation of Biocide Combination for Biofouling Mitigation

Presenter: Hideyuki Komori | Director, R&D Kurita Singapore R&D Pte. Ltd.

Monday, 10 October @ 17.50 – 18.10
Location: Theater 3



Doug Eisenberg

Doug Eisberg
VP, Sales

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Raul Gonzales

Raul Gonzalez
Director, Sales Support

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Edward Aquitania
Meetings and Events Manager

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Megan Lee

Megan Lee
Global Laboratory Services Process Manager

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IDA World Congress 2022

9-13 October, 2022
Sydney, Australia