Desalination of Unconventional Produced Water, a keynote address at the American Filtration and Separations Society Fall Conference

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The American Filtration and Separations Society(AFS) will be holding its’ Fall Technical Conference & Exhibition on October 15-18, 2012 at the Embassy Suites Hotel Airport in Philadelphia, PA. The theme for this conference is “Solid – Fluid Separation – Innovation in Research and Applications” One of the keynote addresses will be “Desalination of Unconventional Produced Water”, presented by Ron Bosch of Champion Technologies, Houston, TX.

Desalination of Unconventional Produced Water

The American Filtration and Separations Society(AFS) will be holding its’ Fall Technical Conference & Exhibition on October 15-18, 2012 at the Embassy Suites Hotel Airport in Philadelphia, PA. The theme for this conference is “Solid – Fluid Separation – Innovation in Research and Applications”

One of the keynote addresses will be “Desalination of Unconventional Produced Water”, presented by Ron Bosch of Champion Technologies, Houston, TX.

Water used in, and produced from, completion and production of unconventional oil and gas plays is becoming an internationally recognized water treatment issue. The technology associated with treating this water is blurring the lines between industrial and produced water treatment like never before. This presentation discusses the issues associated with treating water produced from unconventional resources using filtration and reverse osmosis technology. It is particularly focused in outlining the particular problems inherent in treating water associated with the production of oil and gas.

Ron Bosch is the Water Treatment Team Leader for Champion Technologies, a manufacturer and supplier of specialty chemicals to the oil and gas industry. Ron has been treating water for use, re-use, and disposal since 1983. He has worked in water treatment and phase separation with Champion since 1994. In his current position he is responsible to provide technical support on all types of water treatment issues. He is heavily involved in Champion's programs to treat waters for use in fracturing, as well as treating both flowback and produced water from conventional and unconventional oil and gas production, including both tight gas and oil.

On Monday, October 15th, AFS will be offering 8 short courses ranging from the Fundamentals of Liquid Filtration full day course to half day course on Microfiltration Membranes

On Tuesday, October 16th the Technical Conference & Exhibition will begin. It will have dozens of presentations given in multiple concurrent tracks and will run for two and one-half days ending at noon on Thursday, October 18th.

On Tuesday evening, AFS will be hosting a networking reception for all attendees.

Listed below you will find the short courses that will be offered on October 15th.

Fundamentals of Liquid Filtration
Fundamentals of Gas/Air Filtration
Microfiltration Membranes
Ultrafiltration Membranes
Liquid Filtration Testing Basics
Filtration & Separations Media Use and Market
Liquid Filtration Applications
Electrostatic Charging and Electrets for Air Filter Media

For information on the conference go to:
http://www.afssociety.org/conferences/2012-fall-conference

For information on the short courses go to:
http://www.afssociety.org/training/

AFS is the premier organization in North America dedicated to R&D, problem solutions and technology transfer in filtration and separation for the benefit of industrial processes, individual health and a clean environment.

The AFS conferences and events bring together the industry leaders, presenting the greatest opportunity to meet and hear the newest information in filtration and separation technology.

Over the past two years over 300 organizations have sent representatives to AFS events. These companies understand the value of employees with knowledge of the latest information in filtration and separation technology.

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