Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania


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Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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Technical Program

The IWC has always been a strong educational conference. The IWC strives to present timely, relevant, non-commercial scientific information to help further educate an already-educated audience.

Attendees come to learn about the latest applications available in the industrial water treatment industry, educate themselves in current technology and applications through attendance in IWC workshops, and network heavily with their peers active in water treatment.

All papers presented at the IWC are carefully peer reviewed for quality and to ensure no commercial aspect is evident. Each Paper presentation at the IWC is followed by a Prepared Discussion–a thoroughly considered, different perspective on the topic, followed by an open floor discussion when all audience members and presenters can fully interact–ask questions, seek clarification, and raise alternative viewpoints. In essence–learn more!


2021 Technical Sessions – Schedule at a Glance


Click on session title for detailed list 8:00 – 11:00 AM 1:15 – 5:00 PM


November 8, 2021

Business of Water

Cooling Water

Process: Innovations and Optimizations in Water Use and Recovery

Removal of Trace Contaminant – Potable/Ground Water

Keynote Session –  10:30 AM

ASME Boiler Guideline Revisions and Related Topics

Full Spectrum Mine Wastewater

RO & Membranes #1

Trace Contaminant Treatment

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 1:15 – 5:00 PM


November 9, 2021

Industrial Wastewater Treatment

Modeling & Measurement

State of the Science: PFAS Treatability Review

MLD, ZLD, and Brine Management

CCR Water Management-New Approaches and Recent Experiences

Proven Strategies for Water Reuse

RO & Membranes #2

Sustainability & Optimization



November 10, 2021


Power & FGD (Water Chemistry to Power Success)

Water’s New Flex




The Call for Papers for the 2022 IWC is now open, click here to submit an abstract for consideration.

In the meantime if you have suggestions for topics for the conference to consider, please refer to the suggested list below and email us with anything not already included.

Boiler Water Treatment and Condensate Polishing
Brine/Concentrate Management
CCR Ponds Groundwater Management & Treatment
Coal Ash
Cooling Water Treatment
Data Centers
Innovative High-Recovery Membrane Processes
Innovative Technologies
Ion Exchange
Lithium/Rare Earth
Nutrient Reduction and Removal
Potable Water Treatment (including Lead & Copper)

Pretreatment Technologies (Including Gray Water)
Produced Water Management and Treatment
Recycle/Reuse Potable Water
Recycle/Reuse Treatment
Refining/Downstream Oil & Gas
Risk and Rewards of High-Recovery RO
RO and Membrane Treatment Processes
Trace Contaminant Removal
Ultrapure Water
Upstream Oil & Gas
Wastewater Treatment – Industrial
Wastewater Treatment – FGD
Wastewater Treatment – Others
Water Project Delivery
Zero Liquid Discharge