Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 12:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 4:00 PM EDT

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The Westen Cape Coral
5951 Silver King Blvd
Cape Coral, FL 33914


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 look 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, May 31, 2020  
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 - Luau 
Monday, June 1, 2019 - General Session  
7:00 - 8:00 am Registration
  General Session
8:15 - 8:30 Opening Remarks
8:30 - 9:00 Welcome from Local Elected official
9:00 - 9:30 Evalution of Well-Controlled Antiscalant vs Acid Feed in Municaple Reverse Osmosis Systems
9:30 - 10:00 Membrne Fouling Indicis; Silt Denisity Index, Modified Fouling Index and theMmini Pluging Factor Index 
10:00 - 10:30 Break
Monday, June 1, 2019 - Track 1A Operations  
10:30 - 11:00 RO to the Rescue - The Role of disaster relief
11:00 - 11:30 Maintenance of Chemical Storage and Conveyance Systems
11:30 - 12:00 Case Study Optemizing a Cleaning Procedure for Membranes with Severe Biological Fouling 
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch - Membership Meeting
1:30 - 2:00 Jupiter Ascending: An overview of the research partnership between the Town of Jupiter and UCF (2016-today)
2:00 - 2:30 Tampa Bay Water
Monday, June 1, 2019 - Track 1B Technical  
10:30 - 11:00 Adaptation in the Face of Adversity: The Persistent Trend of Membranes in Water Reuse
11:00 - 11:30 Potable Reuse Piloting Results in Jacksonville, FL - Providing a Palth for Implementation
11:30 - 12:00 Better Together: Using Reclaimed Water as a Feed Source to Augment Existing Brackish RO WTPs
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch - Membership Meeting
1:30 - 2:00 Dealing with Widespread PFAS Contamination
2:00 - 2:30 Cost Effective PFAS removal with CCRO - Comparing Efficiency and Relative Cost fo Different Removal Methods
2:30 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 3:30 2019 <5 MGD Coral Springs Improvement District
3:30 - 4:00 2019 >5 MGD Town of Jupiter 
4:00 - 4:30 City of Cape Coral Water Treatment Plant
4:30 - 6:30   Networking Event and Water Tasting Final - in exhibit hall
Tuesday , June 2, 2019  
7:30 - 8:00 am Registration / Breakfast
  Session 2 - Plant Tour & Hands On
Moderator:  Plant 
8:00 - 10:00 Session 2B: Group II - break into 3 groups rotate - COB Tour
  Hands On
  Hands On
  Water Plant Safety
10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:30  Session 2B: Group I - break into 3 groups rotate - COB Tour
  Hands On
  Hands On
  Water Plant Safety
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch / Awards 
  Session 3 Case Studies
2:00 - 2:30 Pre and Post Treatment Considerations for the City of Palm Bay; South Regional Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant Expansion
2:30 - 3:00 Energy Saving with Hybrid-Hyrdranautics RO & Nano Filtration Membranes
3:00 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 3:45 Treating Variable TDS Feed Water: Cost-Effective Existing System Modification and Upgrade
3:45 - 4:15 Finished Water Turbidity Management of Low Pressure Brackish RO WTPs with Elevated Sulfide Concentration
4:15 - 5:30 Membrane Team Trivia Challenge and Networking Event
7:30 -  11:00 Poker and Membranes Tournment
Wednesday  June 3, 2019  
 8:00 - 8:30 Registration
  Session 4: MBR & MF/UF
8:30 - 9:00 Microfiltration/Ultrafiltration: A look info Unique Fouling Challenges Based on Sourcce Water and Fiber Design
9:00 - 9:30 Confined Footprint: Using MBR to Improve Effluent Quality on a Barrier Island
9:30 - 10:00 Break
10:00-10:30 The Growing Acceptance and Economy of MBR’s
10:30 - 11:00 Critical Components of an Optimized MBR Plant
11:00 - 11:05 Closing Remarks
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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If you are Exhibiting and mailing your booth please see address below:

The Westin Cape Coral

Conference : Southeast Desalting Association 

To Who''s Attention 

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



Member Fee before May 2nd - $375       Member Fee After May 2nd - $425                                 NonMember Fee Before May 2nd - $425                       NonMember 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**

Printable Registration Form

** 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!!