Date: April 13 and 14, 2016
Time: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Location: Holiday Inn, Old Airport Road, Al Khobar (Location Map)

Our water resources are under unprecedented attack!

As global population grows, more and more of the relatively fixed quantity of water on this earth is being used, reused, and contaminated. Our fresh water supplies are disappearing at an alarming rate, and, currently, 500 million people now experience severe drinking water shortages, with this number expected to grow drastically. Wastewater can no longer be considered disposable and of no value.

The good news is that we now have technologies that can treat any supply, no matter how badly contaminated, and recover it to meet virtually any quality requirement. This lecture series addresses wastewater recovery and reuse. Without a doubt, the most versatile and economical suite of wastewater treatment processes consists of the crossflow, pressure-driven membrane separation technologies of microfiltration (MF), ultrafiltration (UF), nanofiltration (NF) and reverse osmosis (RO). Utilizing only pump pressure as the source of energy to remove contaminants, they play a major role in the treatment and reuse of both municipal and industrial wastewaters. Day one identifies the various sources of wastewater and presents the general treatments typically used to reclaim them to meet appropriate regulatory and reuse standards. The membrane processes are emphasized here. The fundamentals of these technologies are detailed, including the testing required to develop system designs. Several case histories are discussed.

Day two is primarily devoted to MBR (Membrane Bioreactor), the optimum technology to recover and treat effluent from bioremediation processes. MBR designs are identified and operational considerations described. Probably the greatest untapped opportunity for MBR is in non-municipal applications such as food and petroleum processing. These will be discussed. Disinfection technologies, the final treatment for any recovered wastewater supply, are then detailed.


Two days filled with outstanding information!
You don’t want to miss it!

Day 1

Rainwater Harvesting
Residential Discharge – Graywater
Industrial / Commercial Discharge

Day 2

Bioremedation Technologies
Secondary Treatment Processes
Tertiary Treatment Process (MBR)
History of MBR
Membrane Technology
MBR Technology
System Design
System Economics
Operating Consideration
MBR Myths and Realities
MBR Glossary of Terms
Testing (Cell, application and Pilot)
Cases Histories


Peter S. Cartwright P.E.

Peter Cartwright entered the water purification and wastewater treatment industry in 1974, and has had his own consulting engineering firm, Cartwright Consulting since 1980.

His bachelor’s degree is in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota (1961) and is a registered Professional Engineer in that state. He specializes in both marketing and technical consulting in high technology separation processes for water purification, wastewater treatment, and food/chemical processing applications. He provides total design, construction, installation, and operating services covering the entire spectrum of water purification, wastewater treatment, water recovery, reclamation and reuse, as well as environmentally conscious manufacturing.

Peter has provided consulting services to over 250 clients worldwide. Has authored approximately 300 articles, written several book chapters, presented over 300 lectures in conferences around the world, and has been awarded three patents for water purification processes.

  • A founding member of the Technical Review Committee for Water Conditioning & Purification magazine.
  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Committee of Industrial WaterWorld magazine
  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Filtration News.
  • Lecturer for the Semiannual Water & Wastewater Short Course: Issues, Challenges, Solutions and New Technologies of the Dept. of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University.
  • Member of the Conference Advisory Board of “WaterWorld Middle East.”
  • A peer reviewer for the “Journal of Membrane Science”.
  • And has been named the 2016 McEllhiney Distinguished Lecturer for the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation. In this role, he will be travelling internationally to present lectures on ground water contamination and treatment technologies.
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