2nd Annual BGNDRF WIN Workshop

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Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility

500 Lavelle Road

Alamogordo, NM 88310

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BGNDRF's 2nd Annual Water Innovation and Networking Workshop

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The goal of the WIN Workshop is to provide clients of the Bureau of Reclamation's Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility (BGNDRF)the opportunity to share their work with a broader audience in a rich environment for networking with potential customers, investors, partners, and other interested parties. Attendees will have the opportunity to get a first-hand look at BGNDRF and what the facility has to offer.

This year, in addition to presentations by organizations with projects at BGNDRF, attendees will hear speakers from BGNDRF, the Bureau of Reclamation, the Department of Energy, Antelope Water Management, and Global Water Intelligence.

Tentative Agenda:

Monday , October 28, 2019

Morning Session 8:30 - 12:00

- Group 1 Presentations -- Innovative ED and CapDI

  • Radial Deionization - Patrick Curran, Atlantis Technologies
  • END Electro-Desalination: Managing Scale Formation at High Water Recovery - Dr. Chad Unrau, COO & CTO, Magna Imperio Systems
  • Solar Powered Desalination for Agriculture - Dr. Malynda Cappelle, Associate Director, UTEP-CIDS

- USBR Funding Opportunities -- Yuliana Porras-Mendoza, USBR R&D

- Networking Break

- Group 2 Presentations -- Innovative Pre- and Post Treatment

  • Electromagnetic Field Devices for Prevention of Membrane Fouling and Scaling - Dr. Pei Xu, NMSU
  • Photobiological Treatment of Brackish Water and Wastewater - Dr. Keisuke Ikehata, Assistant Professor, Texas State University
  • Enhancing Your Post Treatment Options - Jarrod Massam, Director of Market Development & Innovation Water & Energy, Omya International, AG

- Mitigation of PFAS at BGNDRF -- Dr. Zach Stoll, Research Scientist, USBR BGNDRF

- 3-Minute Pitches

Lunch 12:00 - 1:00

Afternoon Session 1:00 - 5:00

- Group 3 Presentations -- Innovations for Treating High TDS Water

  • TBD
  • Innovative Membrane Distillation - Bob Brokow, Managing Member, Liquid Hydrodynamics

-Produced Water Treatment in New Mexico -- Dustin Brownlow, CEO, Antelope Water Management

-Why Test at BGNDRF -- Randy Shaw, Facility Manager, USBR BGNDRF

- 3-Minute Pitches

- Networking Break

- Update on DOE Water Security Grand Challenge Including Prizes -- Melissa Klembara, Technology Manager for the RAPID Institute and the Energy-Water Desal Hub, DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office

- Group 4 Presentations -- Agriculture Associated R&D

  • Sustainable Use of Brackish Water and Concentrate for Agriculture in Arid Areas - Dr. Manoj Shukla, NMSU
  • Integration of Renewable Energy, Desalination, Agriculture, and Aquaculture - Dr. Miguel Acevedo, University of North Texas

-Reclamation Prize Events -- Saied Delagah, USBR TSC

-Overview of the Draft National Water Reuse Action Plan -- Jeff Lape, Deputy Director, US EPA Office of Science and Technology

Evening Social 6:00 - 8:00

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Final Session 8:30 - 11:15

- Group 5 Presentations -- Innovations with Reverse Osmosis

  • High Recovery Flow-Reversal RO Desalination Process Using Conventional RO Equipment Facilitating Concentrate Management - Dr. Ronit Erlitzki, Director of Business Development, AdEdge Water Technologies
  • Removal of Perfluoroalkyl Sulfonates (PFAS) by TFN RO Membranes - Nate Weeks, Applications Engineer, LG Chem
  • Intelligent, Micro-Disrupting, Parallel and Cascading Train -IMPACT-RO - Dr. Dileep Agnihotri, Watersurplus

- Bureau of Reclamation - Mission, Organization, R&D, Funding -- David Raff, Science Advisor, Commissioner's Office, USBR

- 3-Minute Pitches

- Networking Break

- A Global Desalination Perspective -- Keynote Speaker -- Tom Pankratz, Editor of the Water Desalination Report, Global Water Intelligence

-Closing Comments Regarding BGNDRF -- Randy Shaw, USBR BGNDRF

Tours of BGNDRF 11:30 - 1:00

Alamogordo Desalination Plant Tour 1:30 - 2:30

Many thanks to our sponsors!


LG Chem Environmental Lab for Innovative Technologies (EnLITE), NMSU

Omya Petro H2O

New Mexico Desal

Antelope Water Management

University of Texas El Paso–Center for Inland Desalination Systems

University of North Texas – Green Desal

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