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How to Reduce CAPEX and OPEX Costs with Process Optimization

Register for this webinar to gain knowledge of process optimization, through chemistry and smart controls, for your water treatment system.

Originally presented: October 13, 2020
Duration: 1 hour
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Water treatment is continuously advancing with a growing understanding of chemistry and new tools like smart controls. In this webinar engineers, operators and decision makers will gain knowledge of process optimization for their water treatment systems.

Specifically, the presenters will address inefficiencies (like improper mixing of chemicals) that can occur in processes before membrane filtration including oxidation, coagulation, clarification and settling. By optimizing these processes, a plant can further protect their membranes from fouling and potentially lower the operating costs of water treatment.

Key Takeaways

  • Gain insight into how the plant processes may need to change as internal and external variables change
  • Learn where to look for the most common process issues that cause membrane fouling or unnecessarily increase operating expenses (e.g. improper chemical mixing)
  • Understand how advanced controls can pro-actively manage key process areas that often cause issues
  • Understand how to use data to identify that a plant has process optimization opportunities, specifically during the oxidation, coagulation, and clarification
  • Learn what options are available if membranes experience premature fouling and how operating expenses play a role in analyzing the ROI of each solution


Rob Cormier, Principal Process Engineer, Pall Water

Rob Cormier is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York with a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Maine. He has 35 years of engineering experience including: work in the paper industry focused in the areas of wet end chemistry and process control at several specialty paper mills and as a consulting engineer involved in industrial process design and process control projects.

For the last 17 years Rob has been with Pall Water and has held a variety of roles in the Process Systems group. During that time, he has worked on Pall Water hollow fiber membrane systems with responsibilities including design, quotation, execution and management of municipal and industrial projects. Rob has also been involved with integrated membrane system design incorporating low pressure membranes with NF and RO in the treatment of fresh water and wastewater.