Workshop

Monday, 13rd June 2016

Hotel SHERRY PARK. Avda. Alcalde Álvaro Domecq 11. Jerez de la Frontera. 

 
 
Workshops Sessions
10:00
Workshop 1
Challenges, Opportunities and Barriers for Decentralised Treatment of Wastewater
(Part 1)
Workshop 2
Resilient Cities
(Part 1)
Workshop 3
Overcoming barriers of Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor (AnMBR) Technology: Moving from Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs) to Water Resource Recovery Facilities (WRRFs)
(Part 1)
11:45
Morning Break
12:15
Challenges, Opportunities and Barriers for Decentralised Treatment of Wastewater
(Part 2)
Resilient Cities
(Part 2)
Overcoming barriers of Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor (AnMBR) Technology: Moving from Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs) to Water Resource Recovery Facilities (WRRFs)
(Part 2)
13:30

Lunch
 
15:00
Workshop 4
The Future is Here: Experiences In the Full-Scale Implementation of Mainstream Deammonification for Leading Edge Nitrogen Control
(Part 1)
Workshop 5
Development and Application of Sustainable Membrane Technology: Reverse Water Scarcity and Fast Forward to the Future
(Part 1)
Workshop 6
Microalgae Based Wastewater Treatment Facilities: Progress, Experiences and Perspectives
for the Next Years
(Part 1)
16:40
Afternoon Break
17:00
The Future is Here: Experiences In the Full-Scale Implementation of Mainstream Deammonification for Leading Edge Nitrogen Control
(Part 2)
Development and Application of Sustainable Membrane Technology: Reverse Water Scarcity and Fast Forward to the Future
(Part 2)
Microalgae Based Wastewater Treatment Facilities: Progress, Experiences and Perspectives
for the Next Years
(Part 2)
   

Workshop 1

 Challenges, Opportunities and Barriers for Decentralised Treatment of Wastewater

Organiser Juan M. Lema. University of Santiago de Compostela. Coordinator of Novedar Network 
Objective The objective of the workshop is to analyse the real opportunities of the concept of decentralised treatment of wastewater, including source separation, as an alternative to the centralised option. Four specialists will deal with the strategy, the available technology and the points of view from companies and water authorities. It is expected an extended debate between the speakers and the attendees in which everyone could get their own conclusions.
Programme  
10:00 Presentation of the workshop
The 3R concept in wastewater treatment.

Juan M. Lema. University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
10:15 The role of decentralized systems in the new water management paradigms
Manel Poch. Universiy of Girona, Spain
10:45 Source separation of domestic waste (water) for energy efficient recovery of resources
Grietje Zeeman. Wageningen University& Research, The Netherlands
11:15 Decentralised systems: New opportunities for the city of tomorrow?
Carlos Campos. CIRSEE. Suez-Environement, France
11:45  Coffee break 
12:15 The point of view of Water Authorities
Carlos Aragón. CENTA, Spain  
12:45 Discussion
Chair. Juan M. Lema. University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
 

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Workshop 2

Resilient Cities

Organiser Xavier Aldea. Cetaqua Water Technology Center, Spain
Objective The objective of the workshop is to analyse opportunities in the application of technologies to improve urban resilience from an urban water cycle perspective. Several specialists will present the main challenges in urban resilience, its relationship with the urban water cycle, what kind of strategies can be implemented, and an application example in a Mediterranean city. In the round table, it is expected to debate, within the previously presented framework, what kind of technological solutions can bring answers for the urban water cycle.
Programme  
10:00 Welcome and workshop presentation
Xavier Aldea, Project Manager. Cetaqua Water Technology Center, Spain
10:10 Introduction to resilience in urban environments: future challenges
Marc Vuillet, Chief of Resilience Research Axis, École des Ingénieurs de la Ville de Paris
10:30 The role of the urban water cycle in urban resilience: main associated challenges
Xavier Aldea, Project Manager. Cetaqua Water Technology Center, Spain
10:50 Implementation of strategies for improving urban resilience in a climate change context
Marc Velasco, Urban Drainage Direction – Suez Water Advanced Solutions
11:10 Urban resilience plans: Application example in a European city
Luisa Coelho, Lisboa City Council
11:30 Questions
11:45 Coffee break
12:15 Round table: Technology Application to improve resilience in cities
Goal: To debate, within the previously presented framework, what kind of solutions can bring answers for the urban water cycle.
Participation of experts in technology and resilience:
Marc Vuillet, Chief of Resilience Research Axis, École des Ingénieurs de la Ville de Paris
Marc Velasco, Urban Drainage Direction – Suez Water Advanced Solutions
Alexandra Figueira, Lisboa City Council
Fernando Delgado, Professor at University of Granada
Simon Pulido, Coordination Office and GIS Manager, Aguas de Huelva
Moderator: Xavier Aldea, Cetaqua Water Technology Center, Spain
13:00 Discussion
13:15 Closing words
Matilde Mancha, Hidralia Concessions Manager

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Workshop 3

 Overcoming Barriers of Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor (AnMBR) Technology:
Moving from Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs) to Water Resource Recovery Facilities (WRRFs)

Organiser Ángel Robles, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain.
Emérita Jiménez, FCC Aqualia S.A.
Objective Identifying and evaluating the key operating issues limiting the widespread application of Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor (AnMBR) Technology for Wastewater Treatment.

Programme

10:00 Welcome Remarks and Workshop Chartering.
Ángel Robles, Emérita Jiménez
  Discussion panel 1: Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor (AnMBR) Technology: Ways to Maximise Energy Recovery and Minimise Methane Losses.
10:15 Feasibility of Anaerobic Fluidised Bed Membrane Bioreactors (AFMBR)
Jaeho Bae, Inha University, South Korea
10:25 Membrane Fouling and Mitigation Strategies
David C. Stuckey, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
10:35 Capex reduction? Dynamic membranes using filtration cloths
Jules van Lier, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
10:45 Life Cycle Analysis of Different AnMBR-based WWTP Configurations
Ángel Robles, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
10:55 Discussion with Audience Participation
Moderator: Frank Rogalla, FCC Aqualia S.A., Spain
11:45 Coffee break
  Discussion panel 2: Maximising Membrane Filtration and Bioreactor Performance in Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactors (AnMBRs) for Wastewater Treatment
12:15 Submerged Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor Process Options
Mario Rizkallal, Kubota
12:25 Implementation of a Demonstration-scale Submerged AnMBR for Urban Wastewater Treatment
Emérita Jiménez, FCC Aqualia S.A, Spain
12:35 AnMBR, from Concept to Full-scale
Reuben Bouman, Biothane Leading Anaerobic Technologies, The Netherlands
12:45 Implementing a Full-scale Facility Based on the Combination of Ceramic MBR and UASB Process
Guihe Tao, PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency, Singapore
12:55 Panel discussion with Audience Participation
Moderator: Adam Smith, University of Southern California, USA

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Workshop 4

The Future is Here:
Experiences In the Full-Scale Implementation of Mainstream Deammonification for Leading Edge Nitrogen Control

Organiser Julian Sandino, CH2M
Jose Ramón Vazquez, FCC Aqualia
Objective Learn from those directly involved in the full-scale implementation of mainstream deammonification of aspects related to process fundamentals, alternative technology approaches, and most importantly, the lessons learned from the design, procurement and operation of these systems.
Programme  
15:00 Welcome Remarks and Workshop Chartering
Julian Sandino, Jose Vazquez 
15:15 Process fundamentals of mainstream deammonification
Jose Vázquez,  FCC Aqualia (Spain)
16:00 Approaches to mainstream deammonification (different process sheets): DEMON, ANITA Mox, ANAMMOX, ELAN
Julian Sandino, CH2M
16:40 Coffee break
17:00 Alternative evaluation, facility design and technology procurement considerations in the full-scale implementation of mainstream deammonification
- What issues utilities face when determining whether to implement and how
- Case studies: Odense, Denmark; Alexandria, VA, USA; Tilburg, Netherlands
Tim Constantine; Per Henrik Nielsen; Jan-Evert Veldhoven
17:30 Process control and performance monitoring considerations in the full-scale implementation of mainstream deammonification
- Process control strategies
- Deammonification monitoring considerations (parameters to be followed, baselining, sampling, tests, instrumentation, etc)
Tim Constantine; Julian Sandino
18:00 Large scale prototype experiences
- Sjölunda WWTP, Malmo
- Rotterdam-Dokhaven WWTP
- Mainstream ELAN® process - Industrial WWTP
David Gustavsson; Tim Hendrickx; Jose Vazquez
18:30 Panel discussion with Audience Participation: Knowledge gaps and remaining challenges for accelerating adoption of mainstream deammonification
Tim Constantine; David Gustavsson; Tim Hendrickx; Per Henrik Nielsen; Jan-Evert Veldhoven

 
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Workshop 5

Development and Application of Sustainable Membrane Technology:
Reverse Water Scarcity and Fast Forward to the Future

Organiser Marina Arnaldos Orts, ACCIONA Agua SAU
Objective Discussing potential innovations to enhance sustainability in conventional desalination systems, as well as sharing pilot experiences with emerging technologies
Programme  
15:00  Welcome Remarks and Workshop Chartering
- Introductions and agenda review
- Defining expectations from participants

Domingo Zarzo, AEDyR (Workshop Co-Chair); Marina Arnaldos, Acciona Agua (Workshop Co-Chair)
15:10 Initial Questionnaire Through Real-Time Voting System
15:20  Potential Innovations in Conventional Desalination Systems: Application Examples
- Q&A
Marina Arnaldos, Acciona Agua
15:45 Energy Efficient Desalination of Industrial Wastewater: Case Study
- Q&A
Sebastien Logette, Solvay
16:10  Energy Improvements in Reverse Osmosis Desalination Systems through Innovation and Optimization of Individual Equipment
- Q&A
Rafael Ramos, Danfoss
16:40  Coffee break
17:05 Hybrid Forward Osmosis - Membrane Distillation Processes for Sustainable Desalination and Wastewater Recovery: Opportunities and Challenges
- Q&A
Rodrigo Valladares Linares,  Rotoplas / King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
17:30  Feasibility of Forward Osmosis for Desalination and Water Reclamation: Application Examples at the Pilot and Full Scales
- Q&A
Beatriz Corzo, Acciona Agua
17:55  New Developments in Desalination Through Electro-Separation Technologies
- Q&A
Jaime Sánchez, GE Power
18:20  Panel discussion with Audience Participation:
a)  Extended Q&A
b) Discussion of Topics to be Selected by Audience Through Real-Time Voting System
All Speakers. Moderator: Domingo Zarzo

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Workshop 6

 Microalgae Based Wastewater Treatment Facilities: Progress, Experiences and Perspectives for the next Years

Organiser Zouhayr Arbib, FCC Aqualia
Objective Share the knowledge about full-scale facilities based on microalgae growth for wastewater treatment combined with bioenergy production
Programme  
15:00 Welcome Remarks and Workshop Chartering
- Introductions and agenda review
- Defining expectations from participants

Zouhayr Arbib
15:10 Process fundamentals of algal-bacterial wastewater treatment 
- How to manage interactions between microalgae and bacteria
- Pure species versus polycultures in open systems: can we force the process?  
- Productivity of microalgae and bacteria systems: ratio algae/bacteria?
- Q&A

Eugenia Olguin. Chair: John Benemann
15:30 Approaches to microalgae and bacteria wastewater treatment
- Complete process versus tertiary treatment
- Primary or pretreated Wastewater: effect of solid content?
- Q&A

Udi Leshem. Chair: John Benemann
15:50 Algae biomass: sludge or added value product? 
- How to use the microalgae-bacteria biomass: Anaerobic digestion and/or biofertilizers, other biofuels conversion processes.
- Added value products in WWTP
- Q&A

Jose Antonio Perales. Chair: John Benemann
16:10 Harvesting in a sustainable way?
- 1 or 2 steps Robert Reinhardt
- Roboustesness  
- Low energy requirment  
 -Q&A
Robert Reinhardt. Chair: John Benemann
16:40 Coffee Break
17:00 Design and process control of large scale microalgae and bacteria wastewater treatment
- Changing the High Rate Algae Pond from a secondary/tertiary to a strictly  tertiary treatment unit : Benefits and simplicity of the approach
- Q&A

El Hamouri Bouchaib. Chair: Jose Antonio Perales
17:20 Large scale WWTP based in microalgae and bacteria process
- New Zealand multi-hectare demonstrations
- All-gas project: From wastewater to bioenergy
- Four Decades of Raceway Ponds in California
- Q&A

John Benemann. Chair: Jose Antonio Perales 
17:40 Economics and Environmental sustainability
- Economics: CAPEX and OPEX
- Environment: Energy reduction impact in WWTP
- Q&A 
Enrique Lara. Chair: Jose Antonio Perales 
18:00 Panel Discussion with Audience Participation: 
Knowledge gaps and remaining challenges for accelerating adoption of wastewater treatment in high rate algal ponds
All. Chair Frank Rogalla

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