Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania


337 Fourth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone: (412) 261-0710 Email: Get Directions

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!


2022 Technical Sessions

Click on a session title to view the Papers in that session


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


November 7, 2022

M1: Tr-As-Se Co-N-Ti-Al-Mn-Ts

M2: Corrosion and Scale Control in Boiler Systems

M3: 101 Fun Things to do with FGD Water

Keynote Session –  10:30 AM

M5: Advanced Membrane Treatment

M6: Trace Contaminants: Pushing at Boundaries

M7: Wastewater Treatment Projects from Business and Technical Perspectives

M8: Sustainability

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 1:15 – 5:00 PM


November 8, 2022

T1: Trace Metals – Lithium, Rare Earths and Selenium

T2: Novel Approaches to Brine Management

T3: PFAS – Pretreatment, Residual Management, and Destruction

T4: Innovation

T5: ESG Pathways to ZLD

T6: Development of Alternative Chemical Treatment Technologies for Cooling Water Systems

T7: CCR Water Management – In the Plant, In the Pond, and Underground

T8: Technical Business of Reverse Osmosis

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM


November 9, 2022

W1: High Recovery RO

W2: What’s Hot in Cooling Water Monitoring and Treatment

W3: PFAS  2 – Prescription For Annoying Situations

W4: Wastewater 2: Wastewater Treatment Innovations, Improvements, and Optimizations

See Workshops Schedule for Wednesday afternoon and Thursday Line-up, additional fee required, reserve at registration desk



The Call for Papers for the 2023 IWC will open after the conference!

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