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Monday, February 6, 2017

DISINFECTION 1

Room: Capitol Ballroom A
Moderator: Michael Watts

Real-time determination and long-term monitoring of UV fluence based on the “true” fluence rate detector without biodosimetry
Mengkai Li, Lyles School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University
9:00 AM – 9:20 AM

Challenges in UV Disinfection for Emergency Preparedness of Cryptosporidium
Daniela Castañeda, MWH Global
9:20 AM – 9:40 AM

Mandatory UV Disinfection: New drops in Jordan’s water bucket to bolster limited water resources for the City of Irbid
Jennifer Osgood, CDM Smith
9:40 AM -10:00 AM

LEDs 1

Room: Capitol Ballroom B
Moderator: Fariborz Taghipour

Next Generation UV Disinfection – How UV-C LEDs Will Enable New Applications
Molly McKain, AquiSense Technologies
9:00 AM – 9:20 AM

Best Practices In Measuring the Power Output of UVC LEDs
Leo Schowalter, Crystal IS
9:20 AM – 9:40 AM

A UV-C LED to contrast Acanthamoeba keratitis caused by contact lenses
Gabriele Messina, University of Siena
9:40 AM – 10:00 AM

 

DISINFECTION 2

Room: Capitol Ballroom A
Moderator: Daniela Castaneda

Algal DNA Damage Repair Kinetics Support MPN Evaluation of UV-Disinfected Ballast Water
Natalie Hull, University of Colorado Boulder
10:40 AM – 11:00 AM

UV Compliance Simplified! New Validation Protocols
Traci Brooks, Carollo Engineers
11:00 AM – 11:20 AM

UV Validation: Bridging the Atlantic Divide
Mark Heath, Carollo Engineers, Inc.
11:20 AM – 11:40 AM

Not All Water Is Created Equal: The Effects of Water Characteristics on MS2 Stability and Dose Response
Shawn Verhoeven, GAP EnviroMicrobial Services Ltd.
11:40 AM – 12:00 PM

MUNICIPAL TREATMENT 1

Room: Capitol Ballroom B
Moderator: Ron Hofmann

UV Procurement: A Holistic Approach To Provide Best Value
Michael McWhirter, MWH
10:40 AM – 11:00 AM

Delivery of a Streamlined and Unconventional Dual-Vendor UV Design for a 100-Year Old Historic Drinking Water Treatment Plant
Gabe Maul, MWH Global
11:00 AM – 11:20 AM

Designing a New UV Disinfection Facility for Multi-Barrier Public Health Protection in Columbus, OH
Chris Schulz, CDM Smith
11:20 AM – 11:40 AM

Welcome to the Modern Age: Upgrading Metro Vancouver’s Seymour Capilano UV Disinfection Facility
Bryan Townsend and Ray Tarnai, Black & Veatch and Karen Tully, Metro Vancouver
11:40 AM – 12:00 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION: Fighting HAIs and MDROs with UV-C using Industry, Healthcare and Federal Collaboration

Room: Capitol Ballroom A
Moderator: Oliver Lawal
1:20 PM – 3:00 PM

In the US, we lose almost 99,000 people per year to Hospital acquired infections (HAIs). Medical research has shown that UV antimicrobial disinfection devices are an effective tool in fighting HAIs, yet acceptance and fielding of UV technologies has been slow, in part due to the complexities of evaluating the efficacy between competing devices.

Our panel will discuss the current status and issues surrounding UV efficacy from the standpoints of

  • how the healthcare industry understands and approaches the utilization of UV technologies to fight HAIs
  • what cutting edge UV developments that could be quickly and effectively applied to combat these issues
  • what potential Federal and industry oversight and initiatives are needed to guide, promote and regulate these efforts.

The end goal is to help further the development, credibility and acceptance of UV antimicrobial capabilities in the fight against HAI’s in our nation.

The question is — would industry-wide efficacy standards for UV antimicrobial disinfection devices help make this happen, sooner?

A panel discussion featuring:

  • Dr. Richard Martinello (Yale School of Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital)
  • Dr. David Pegues (University of Pennsylvania Health System)
  • Demson Fuller (Antimicrobial Division, EPA HQs)
  • James Golder (Federal Trade Commission, Dallas)
  • Dr. Shelly Miller (Univ. of Colorado)
  • Dr. Jennifer Pagan (AquiSense Technologies)

DISINFECTION 3

Room: Capitol Ballroom A
Moderator: Mengkai Li

Pre-filtration UV disinfection – drivers, benefits and challenges
Paul Swaim, CH2M
3:40 PM – 4:00 PM

The 254nm Myth – The Truth Behind Correct Wavelength Selection
Saketh Thanneeru, AquiSense Technologies
4:00 PM – 4:20 PM

UV Disinfection of Viruses: Validation Protocols and Regulatory Perspectives in Ontario
Bryan Townsend, Black & Vetch
4:20 PM – 4:40 PM

PERFORMANCE IS THE KEY: Substitution of a parallel UV system with a transversal staggered one to achieve disinfection goals. Recommendations in operation low UVT systems.
Alvaro Irigoyen, CIEMSA
4:40 PM – 5:00 PM

 

AOP AND REUSE 1

Room: Capitol Ballroom B
Moderator: Jens Scheideler

Moving from Non-potable to Potable Reuse: What Do We Do with UV?
Chengyue Shen, HDR, Inc.
3:40 PM – 4:00 PM

Ultraviolet Sensors and Their Role in Monitoring of UV-Based Advanced Oxidation Treatment Systems
Gordon Knight, Trojan Technologies
4:00 PM – 4:20 PM

Making Sense of UV-Oxidation: EEO and Dose Together Ensure Potable Reuse Meets Goals
Siva Sarathy, Trojan Technologies
4:20 PM – 4:40 PM

Scaling UV AOP from Bench To Full-scale Implementation Using CFD-Based UV Dose Models
Harold Wright, Carollo Engineers
4:40 PM – 5:00 PM

 


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

MUNICIPAL TREATMENT 2

Room: Capitol Ballroom A
Moderator: Yuri Lawryshyn

From Liability to Reliability:  The LADWP Groundwater Experience
James Collins, Arcadis
9:00 AM – 9:20 AM

Evaluation of UV and Ozone Mediated Advanced Oxidation for Santa Monica’s New Olympic Treatment Plant
Bryan Townsend, Black & Vetch
9:20 AM – 9:40 AM

Replacing membranes with UV at the Appleton Water Treatment Facility
Todd Elliott, CH2M
9:40 AM – 10:00 AM

LEDs 2

Room: Capitol Ballroom B
Moderator: Madjid Mohseni

UV Flux Measurement of Light Emitting Diodes for Water Treatment
Gordon Knight, Trojan Technologies
9:00 AM – 9:20 AM

Computational modeling of UV-LED reactors
Fariborz Taghipour, University of British Columbia (UBC)
9:20 AM – 9:40 AM

Validating a Testing Protocol for Measurement of UV-LED Lamp Output
Kari Sholtes, University of Colorado Boulder
9:40 AM – 10:00 AM

INNOVATIONS AND APPLICATIONS 1

Room: Capitol Ballroom A
Moderator: Chengyue She

To the moon and beyond: UV lights the way out of Low Earth Orbit
Oliver, Lawal AquiSense Technologies
10:40 AM – 11:00 AM

High-Power UV for Ballast Water Treatment:  Possible but not Practical
Po-Shun Chan, Trojan Technologies
11:00 AM – 11:20 AM

The MPN Method and UV-Based Treatment Systems
Brian Petri, Trojan Technologies
11:20 AM – 11:40 AM

The Development of an Alternative Method to Quantify the Number of Living 10-50 um Organisms for Ballast Water Management System Type-Approval Tests
Brian Petri, Trojan Technologies
11:40 AM – 12:00 PM

INNOVATIONS AND APPLICATIONS 2

Room: Capitol Ballroom B
Moderator: Jennifer Pagan

Effect of UV treatment on formation of disinfection by-products in chlorinated seawater swimming pools
Waqas Cheema, Technical University of Denmark
10:40 AM – 11:00 AM

New Water Brew – Recycling Water for the Highest Purpose
Keel Robinson, Xylem
11:00 AM – 11:20 AM

Bacteria Inactivation via X-ray-induced UVC Radioluminescence: Toward In-situ Biofouling Prevention in Membrane Modules
Ezra Cates, Clemson University
11:20 AM – 11:40 AM

INNOVATIONS AND APPLICATIONS 3

Room: Capitol Ballroom A
Moderator: Gordon Knight

Experimental Evaluation of UV Reactors in Series
Yuri Lawryshyn, University of Toronto
1:20 PM – 1:40 PM

Method for the determination of the UVC efficiency of a UV lamp mounted inside a UV reactor
James Bolton, Bolton Photosciences Inc.
1:40 PM – 2:00 PM

A Comparison of UV Transmittance Sensors at WWWTP’s – Success and  Challenges
Gary Hunter, Black & Vetch
2:00 PM – 2:20 PM

Decomposition of Sucralose in a Small Scale 172nm Reactor
Jennifer Pagan, Aquisense Technologies
2:20 PM – 2:40 PM

AOP AND REUSE 2

Room: Capitol Ballroom B
Moderator: Austa Parker

Permutations and Combinations for Designing the Largest Water Reuse Ultraviolet Disinfection System in North America
Bill Sotirakos and Doug Wing, Carollo Engineers, Inc.
1:20 PM – 1:40 PM

Vacuum UV advanced oxidation of surface water and its impacts of biostability of the treated water
Madjid Mohseni, University of British Columbia
1:40 PM – 2:00 PM

Enhancing Efficiency of UV Advanced Oxidation Processes via Iron Addition
Sydney Ulliman, University of Colorado Boulder
2:00 PM – 2:20 PM

The treatment of RO permeate for potable reuse using UV/chlorine advanced oxidation with low-pressure and medium-pressure UV lamps
Ron Hofmann, University of Toronto
2:20 PM – 2:40 PM

AOP AND REUSE 3

Room: Capitol Ballroom A
Moderator: Jens Scheideler

Uncensored:  Incorporating UVI into EEO Based Control Systems for Potable Reuse
Austa Parker, Carollo Engineers
3:20 PM – 3:40 PM

The How to Guide For UV Hypo – From Test to Design to Full Scale Operation
Jens Scheideler, Xylem Inc
3:40 PM – 4:00 PM

Managing UV/UVAOP System Conceptual Designs at Four City of Toronto WTPs – the Island WTP Case Study
Sarah Wilson, Liza Ballantyne – City of Toronto, Brandon Beck, Brian Sahely – AECOM
4:00 PM – 4:20 PM

Sulfamethazine degradation in water by the VUV/UV and VUV/UV/Chlorine process: Accurate determinations of  kinetic parameters based on a mini-fluidic VUV/UV  photoreaction system
Mengkai Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences
4:20 PM – 4:40 PM

DISINFECTION 4

Room: Capitol Ballroom B
Moderator: Jim Bolton

Addressing variable UVT and peak flow challenges for existing wastewater UV disinfection with supplemental PAA
Michael Watts, Garver
3:20 PM – 3:40 PM

UV sensor to monitor the low wavelength contribution to the dose of MP UV disinfection systems
Sven Kaemmerer, Xylem Services GmbH
3:40 PM – 4:00 PM

A simpler and more accurate method for collimated beam experiments
James Bolton, Bolton Photosciences Inc.
4:00 PM – 4:20 PM

BEST STUDENT AWARD PRESENTATION

Room: Capitol Ballroom A
4:40 PM – 5:00 PM