Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 8:00 AM EDT
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 4:00 PM EDT

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The Shores Resort & Spa
2637 S Atlantic Ave
Daytona Beach, FL 32118


The Shores Resort & Spa Resort... 

A group rate of $134 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- and refer to group code, SEDA, for the discounted group rate.

The group booking code "SEDA", can ONLY be used on our webpage www.shoresresort.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


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                                ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM...

 Join membrane plant operators, managers and experts in the membrane industry as we race into membranes; 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 2, 2019                    

12:00 - 4:00 pm         SEDA - Out-going Board Meeting

2:00 - 4:00 pm     Exhibitor Set-Up/Check In      

5:30 - 7:30  pm           Welcome Reception- Ocean Terrace

Monday, June 3, 2019 - General Session

7:00 - 8:00 am           Registration


8:15 - 8:30     Opening Remarks, Jason Bailey, Avista Technologies

8:30 - 9:00     Welcome from Local Daytona Beach Official TBD

9:00 - 9:30     Membrane History      Harold Fravel PhD PE, AMTA

9:30 - 10:00   RO Membrane Permiability, Power Consumption,and CEC Rejection          Allen Sharpe, Lanxess

10:00 - 10:30 Break    

Monday, June 3, 2019 - Track 1A - Back to Basics        


10:30 - 11:00 Source Water Supply (Wells) Jim Anderson,  JLA Geosciences

11:00 - 11:30 RO/NF Pretreatment   Jason Lee, PE, Kimley-Horn & Associates

11:30 - 12:00 Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration Processes        Roy Daly, LG/NanoH2O

12:00 - 1:30   Lunch - Membership Meeting  

1:30 - 2:00     Instrumetation and Controls   Mark Healey, C2i Controls

2:00 - 2:30     Membrane Post Treatment (Physical and Chemical)            Dave MacNevin, PE Tetra Tech

Monday, June 3, 2019 - Track 1B - New Technology and Applications          


10:30 - 11:00 Revmoval of GenX Contamination From River Water Using RO      Jorge Arevalo, CDM Smith

11:00 - 11:30 Emerging Contaminants with Membrane Processes             Steve Duranceau PhD PE, UCF

11:30 - 12:00 Counterflow Reverse Osmosis           Rick Stover, Gradient Osmotics Inc.

12:00 - 1:30   Lunch - Membership Meeting  

1:30 - 2:00     Case Study Deltona FL - MBR Performance Optimization    Andrea Netcher, PhD PE, Tetra Tech

2:00 - 2:30     Effects of Changing Sourcewater on Seawater RO Plant in Caymen Islands           Ahmed Elsheshtawy, Caymen Islands

2:30 - 3:00     Break    


3:00 - 3:30     2018 <5 MGD Seminole Tribe of FL Hollywood WTP           John Holdman, Seminole Tribe

3:30 - 4:00     2018 >5 MGD Island Water Association RO Plant    Scott Sheldon, Island Water Association
Chris Krupick, Island Water Association

4:00 - 4:30     Plant Tour / Host plant overview        Brad Bowman, City of Ormond Beach

4:30 - 6:30      Networking Event and Team Trivia - in exhibit hall    

Tuesday , June 4, 2019      

7:30 - 8:00 am           Registration / Breakfast         

             Session 2 - Plant Tour & Hands On           


8:00 - 10:00   Session 2B: Group II - break into 3 groups rotate - COB Tour         

          Hands On - Membrane Autopsy         Josh Utter, American Water Chemicals

          Hands On - Pretreatment Cartridge Filters    Cecil Baty, HC Warner

          Hands On - Vessel Maintenance and Probing           Richard Chmielewski, Protec-Arisawa

10:00 - 10:30 Break    

10:30 - 12:30             Session 2B: Group I - break into 3 groups rotate - COB Tour         

          Hands On - Membrane Autopsy         AWC or similar

          Hands On - Pretreatment Cartridge Filters    Cecil Baty, HC Warner

          Hands On - Vessel Maintenance and Probing           Richard Chmielewski PE, Protec

12:30 - 2:00   Lunch / Awards            

             Session 3 - Operations and Maintenance


2:00 - 2:30     Maintenance of Chemical Storage and Conveyance Systems          Chris McKenzie, Town of Jupiter

2:30 - 3:00     Utilizing Dashboards and Operator Developed SOPs to Optimize Your Plant    Paul Biscardi PhD, Hazen and Sawyer

3:00 - 3:15     Break    

3:15 - 3:45     Water Quality Degradation and Spacial Variability in Upper Floridan Wells in South Florida - Strategies for Utilities to Plan New Systems or Expand Existing Systems      Jon Friedrichs - JLAGeosciences

3:45 - 4:15     Membrane Troubleshooting and Cleaning     Jeff Johnson - King Lee

4:15 - 5:30     Membrane Team Trivia Challenge and Networking Event    Program Committee to Host

7:30 -  11:00  Poker and Membranes Tournment

Wednesday  June 5, 2019 

7:30 - 8:30     Registration    

Session 4:     


8:30 - 9:00     MF / UF Case Study   TBD

9:00 - 9:30     Process Challenges between Seawater and Brackish RO      Mark Banzin, TSG Water Resources

9:30 - 10:00   Break    

10:00-10:30   Case Study: How a Membrane Autopsy Helped a Municipal Site Identify Iron Fouling and Troubleshoot System Design Issues        Nagham Najeeb, Avista Technologies

10:30 - 11:00 Orange County WD - Desalitech pilot at GWRS        Mike Boyd, Desalitech

11:00 - 11:05 Closing Remarks        Jason Bailey, Avista Technologies

11:30 - 1:30   SEDA - In-coming Board Meeting

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.

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Award Oppertunities
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Member Fee before May 2nd - $375       Member Fee After May 2nd - $425                                 Non-Member Fee Before May 2nd - $425     Non Member Fee After May 2nd - $475                     One Day Registration - $275                                                                                                             Full Time Student Full Registration - $120    Full Time Student One Day - $50 

**Full Student Registration requires current student ID upon registration**

** Students please be prepared to provide a valid form of student status (student ID, letter from professor, class schedule, ect.) upon check-in**

 Thank you to our sponsors!!