2018 Spring Symposium                        

Navigating Membrane Technology


Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 7:30 AM EDT
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 1:00 PM EDT

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South Seas Island Resort
5400 S Seas Plantation Rd.
Captiva, FL 33924

South Seas Island Resort... 

A group rate of $189 has been negotiated for this event, resort fee is included, for reservations made by May 3, 2018 (subject to availability). Make room arrangements directly with the Resort: 800-282-3402 and refer to group code, SEDA, for the discounted group rate.

*For group booking please Click Here 

The group booking code "ME72A5", can ONLY be used on our webpage www.southseas.com 


Each Participant Receives

Conference materials, continental breakfast each day (Mon.-Wed.), Sunday Welcome Reception, refreshment breaks, lunch (Mon. and Tue.), Monday evening reception, hands-on training, operator challenge, plant facility tour and certificate of attendance.

Registrants now have the option to download the PowerPoints online or can receive them in electronic format; Please indicate on the registration form the option you prefer. All registration fees must be paid prior to the program. On-site registration and payment will be accepted.

Cancellations and Refunds

Written cancellation requests received by the Southeast Desalting  Association (SEDA) at least 5 days before a scheduled event will receive a refund, less a $50 administrative processing fee. Full payment is required if the request is received less than 5 days of the scheduled event and no refund will be available. A credit may be issued less a $25 recordkeeping fee towards a future event provided that it is redeemed within 12 months of  the credited scheduled event. The credit will be forfeited if not used within the 12 month timeframe.  A substitution of the registrant may be made any time without cost up to the date of the event. The requested amount of a refund or credit must exceed their respective administrative processing fees as described above in order to be considered.  SEDA reserves the right to make changes to the scheduled event including but not limited to changing the event location, scheduled date(s), program and speakers, or to cancel the event in its entirety when conditions beyond its control prevail. If the event is cancelled, SEDA’s liability is limited to providing a full refund of the fees paid toward the scheduled event.

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Kelsey Arnold
Southeast Desalting Association


Join membrane plant operators, managers and experts in the membrane industry to find how membranes shine in the sun as you learn about the latest in regulations, membrane technology applications and operations/maintenance for water and wastewater treatment systems. Offerings will include small group hands-on sessions and a membrane plant facility tour. Operator CEUs/Engineer PDHs are available.


Sunday, June 3, 2018                       

2:00 - 4:00 pm                                     Exhibitor Set-Up

5:30 - 7:30  pm                                    Networking Event

Monday, June 4, 2018 - General Session

7:00 - 8:00 am                                     Registration

8:15 - 8:30                                           Opening Remarks                                                                                 

8:30 - 9:00                                           Membranes and Applications

9:00 - 9:30                                            What's Happening with Membranes throughout SEDA

9:30- 10:00                                           Open Configuration MF/ UF

10:00 - 10:30                                       Break

Monday, June 4, 2018 - Track 1A - Operation Track                                  

10:30 - 11:00                                        Membrane Facility Case Study

11:00 - 11:30                                       Emergency Preparedness and Recovery -  Lessons Learned from                                                                          Hurricane Irma

11:30 - 12:00                                       Collier County South Regional WTP

12:00 - 1:00                                         Lunch                                          

1:00 - 1:30                                            Optimizing Replacement Membranes at the 10 MGD City of Pompano                                                                    Beach Nanofiltration Plant

1:30 - 2:00                                            Impact of Iron on Reverse Osmosis Systems

2:00 - 2:30                                            Coral Springs Membrane Cleaning and CIP System Attriutes

Monday, June 4, 2018 - Track 1B - Technical Track                                      

10:30 - 11:00                                       Biological Odor Control Technology

11:00 - 11:30                                       Wtr Qual & Energy Efficiency through Membrane Selection

11:30 - 12:00                                        Protecting Membranes in Advanced Water Treatment: Effective                                                                           Management of Chloramine and Peroxide Residuals

12:00 - 1:00                                         Lunch                                         

1:00 - 1:30                                            PFCs What are they

1:30 - 2:00                                            PFCs - Whats new

2:00 - 2:30                                            What is happening with perfluorochemicals?  A research and regulatory                                                                  update                     

2:30 - 3:00                                            Break

3:00 - 3:30                                            New Groundwater Low Pressure RO Plant Addresses Color and                                                                            Disinfection Byproducts Issues for Golf Course Community

3:30 - 4:00                                            Assessment of an Aged Nanofiltration Membrane Process for                                                                                 Rehabilitation

4:00 - 4:30                                            Update of IWA / Improvements

4:30 - 6:30                                           Networking Event - in exhibit hall


Tuesday , June 5, 2018                    

7:30 - 8:00 am                                     Registration / Breakfast                                                                              

8:00 - 10:00                                         IWA Tour

10:00 - 10:30                                       Break

10:30 - 12:30                                       Hands on Training

                                                             Group I - Chemical Pumps and Systems

                                                             Group I - Membrane Cleaning

                                                             Group I - Degassifier Operation Cleaning

12:30 - 2:00                                         Lunch / Awards                                

2:00 - 2:30                                            Palm Coast WTP #3

2:30 - 3:00                                            Membrane Process Fouling Principles and Operation Impacts:                                                                                Comparing Reverse Osmosis and Ultrafiltration Unit Operations

3:00 - 3:15                                            Break

3:15 - 3:45                                            Lessons learned 20 years of Membrane treatment

3:45 - 4:15                                            Membership Meeting

4:15 - 4:45                                            Operator Challenge

6:00 -  11:00                                        Poker and Membranes Tournment

Wednesday  June 6, 2018

7:30 - 8:30                                           Registration

8:30 - 9:00                                            Using MBR to Improve Effluent Wtr Quality on a Barrier Island

9:00 - 9:30                                            Potable Reuse Treatment Trains: Membrane Challenges and Treatment                                                               Challanges

9:30 - 10:00                                          Break

10:00-10:30                                          Case Study

10:30 - 11:00                                       When does an MBR make sense?

11:00 - 11:05                                       Closing Remarks

Exhibit and Sponsorship Information

TABLE TOP EXHIBITS  (Table Top Backdrops Only)

Let Symposium attendees know what goods and services your company has to offer by hosting an exhibit space! This is a great way to meet the people who can use your products and/or services.

Exhibit Area Hours
  • Sunday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm Set-Up
  • Monday: 7:00am - 6:30pm
  • Tuesday: 7:30am - 4:45pm
  • Wednesday: 7:30am - 11:05am; Exhibitor Tear-Down:  11:15am - 1:00pm


Show your support for SEDA and gain exposure for your organization by becoming a SEDA Spring Symposium Sponsor. All sponsorships are recorded based upon receipt of registration form and full payment.

For Complete details on Exhibiting and Sponsorships: Click Here 

Award Oppertunities
Plant Operator Award Application - Click Here
Plant Award Application - Click Here


Full Brochure with Agenda: Click Here

Thank you to our sponsors!!