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!


2024 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 4, 2024

M1: Cooling Water: Less Water, Better Chemistry

M2: Going All in on Ion Exchange

M3: Power Wastewater Management in (Still) Changing Times

M4: Water Treatment Project Delivery: Create a Gameplan for Success

Keynote Session –  11:00 AM

M5: Next-Gen Water Treatment: Unlocking Lithium’s Full Potential

M6: PFAS – Game On

M7: Unlocking RO Advancements for Industry Success

M8: Industrial Wastewater – Tackling Treatment, Optimization and New Challenges

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 1:15 – 5:00 PM


November 5, 2024

T1: ASME: Emerging Challenges in Boiler Chemistry

T2: Water for the Energy Transition – focus on hydrogen and carbon capture – without ‘blue’ there can be no ‘green’

T3: Emerging Water Challenges and Opportunities in the Energy Industry

T4: IWC’s First Ever Food and Beverage Session

T5: Water Innovation for Sustainable Resource Management: From Circular Economy Solutions to Clean Water Act Compliance

T6: Refineries: Wastewater Treatment Issues and Managing Biofilms

T7: Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD)

T8: Solutions in Brine Management – Applications for Mining

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM


November 6, 2024

W1: PFAS Remediation: Regulation, Adsorption, and Destruction

W2: Salty Tales: Approaches taken in Brine Space

W3: Wastewater 2: Bubbles, Biofilm, and BOD: Wastewater Solutions for Industry

W4: The Next Wave of Produced Water Management

See Workshops Schedule for Sunday afternoon, Wednesday afternoon and Thursday, additional fee required, choose on registration form