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Welcome and thank you for your interest in attending the Avista Technologies RO and NF Fundamentals Training

This one-day training session will address essential topics related to RO and NF membranes, designed for operators of membrane systems in municipal drinking water applications.



Class Objective

To enhance the reliability of membrane systems by empowering operators with the expertise to recognize potential issues within their systems and providing the tools to address these issues proactively, to help optimize system performance.

Topics Covered

  • RO Performance Factors
  • Basic RO Calculations and Key Terminology
  • Normalization- What it is and Why it Matters
  • Typical RO System Foulants and Their Impact on Performance
  • The 4 Keys to Successful Membrane Cleaning
  • Membrane Cleaning Tips
  • RO Troubleshooting Techniques

This is approved for continuing education towards a valid Iowa Water Treatment Certificate.

Attendees will receive a certificate upon completion if the hours of participation meet the requirement.

Lunch will be provided. Please indicate any dietary restriction in registration.


Tom Imbornone
Application & Sales, Midwest USA
Tom holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of Buffalo New York and has over 15 years of experience supporting providers and operators of membrane systems with the design, optimization, and operation of water and wastewater treatment systems across a variety of industries including industrial, food and beverage, and municipal.

Dates and Locations

February 27th, 2024
City of North Liberty Water Plant
433 S. Front St North Liberty IA 52317

February 28th, 2024
Panorama West Golf Course and Clubhouse
6616 Panorama Rd, Panora, IA 50216