Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania


337 Fourth Avenue
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!


2018 Technical Sessions

ASME Session: Water Treatment for Combined Cycle Plants

ASME Session: Controlling Corrosion and Impurities in Steam and Process Condensate Industrial Cogeneration Plants

Boiler Water Contaminants and Their Effect on Boiler System Operations

Cooling Water – Recent Advances in Monitoring, Chemistry, and Modeling

Cooling Water Chemistry Innovations Support Environmental Needs: New Green Chemicals, New Non-P Treatment, and Innovative Yellow Metal Treatment Technology in Contaminated Water Reuse

Evolving Membrane Technologies and Applications

FGD Blowdown – Treatment, Concentration, and Solidification – Oh My!

From the Bench to Full-scale – Optimization of Wastewater Treatment Systems

Fundamentals of Sustainable Desalination

If I Only Had a Membrane! (A Potpourri of Industrial Wastewater Topics All Connected by Membranes)

Keynote Session

Membranes for Mining

Next Treatment Level – Innovative Water

Nitty Gritty Details of FGD Wastewater Treatment

Produced Water Management: Overcoming Unique Challenges in a Demanding Industry

Recycle and Reuse – Emerging Tools and Case Studies from Industry to Public-Private Partnerships

Reverse Osmosis: The Application of a Very Important Tool

Sustainability in Water Treatment Design – Not Just a Differentiator, but the Future for Gaining a Competitive Edge

Trace Contaminants:  Detection, Removal and Recovery

Water Management in Power Plants

Water Projects: Delivering a Success