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Membrane & Other Separations Technologies Short Course
May 19 - May 23
29th Annual Practical Short Course on
Membrane & Other Separations Technologies:
Applications in food, dairy, beverage, and bioprocessing
A Practical Workshop with Daily Pilot Plant Demonstrations
- Process Engineering Research & Development Center
- Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
- The Texas A&M University System
College Station, TX 77843-2476
(Schedule & Information Subject to Change)
Objectives of Short Course
- Review basic principles of membrane filtration & separations processing including system design, membrane & equipment selection costs, economics, and practical applications
- Orient new product formulators, food, dairy, & beverage scientists, chemists, chemical engineers, environmental engineers, and students to processing and products of separations technologies
- Review major applications of microfiltration, ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, pervaporation, chromatography, centrifugation, and other technologies in food processing, dairy processing, beverage processing
- Review fundamentals and practical aspects of membrane fouling and cleaning
- Provide daily “hands-on” demonstrations and familiarize attendees with the practical aspects in processing industries
- Review new technologies, developments and applications in food processing, functional ingredients, dairy & beverage industries and biotechnology
- Review case studies, success stories, new systems designs, industrial/commercial applications and economics of membrane systems, pre and post-treatment technologies
Reservations for lodging should be made directly by attendee. A block of rooms has been reserved at the TownePlace Suites for short course participants at the special rate of $99/night plus tax for single occupancy or double occupancy. Ask for the rate specifically and mention the Group Name: TEES – Membrane and Separations Technology Short Course. Hotel reservations must be received before May 5, 2019 in order to get this special rate. You can make reservation by telephone, e-mail or internet:
1300 University Drive East
College Station, Texas 77840 USA.
When faxing or emailing hotel reservations, please include a credit card number to confirm you reservation, and also include your departure and arrival dates.
Easterwood Airport at College Station is easily reached by about eight flights daily. From Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport connect via American Airlines. From Houston Intercontinental Airport connect via United Airlines. The airport code for Easterwood Airport is CLL. To get to the hotel in College Station, participants can call the TownePlace Suites (979.260.8500) upon arrival at Easterwood Airport for courtesy van service or schedule a pickup with GroundShuttle.com (855.303.4415) from George Bush Intercontinental airport (IAH) or Houston Hobby airport (HOB).
The registration fee for the short course and pilot plant demonstrations include Monday evening mixer, daily lunch, refreshments at breaks, local transportation, a short course eBook manual, and certificate of completion. Registration fee is $1395 if paid in full by May 5, 2019. After this date, registration fee is $1495. There is a 10% registration discount if three or more individuals from the same organization register for the short course. Academic discounts may be applicable if space is available. Registration fees are not refundable, but substitute personnel may be sent by the same firm. Space is limited; therefore, applications will be accepted on a first- come, first-served basis.
You can pay by credit card (American Express, Visa, or Master Card) online. Call if you have questions.
If paying by check, make payable to TEES (Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station) and mail to TEES Fiscal Office c/o TEES EDGE Program, 7607 Eastmark Dr. Suite 250 D, College Station, TX 77840.
Location And Facilities
All lectures will be held at Rudder Tower on the Texas A&M University Campus. College Station temperatures are from 70ºF – 85ºF in May. Participants will be taken by bus to the Process Engineering R&D Center (TAMU RELLIS Campus) for afternoon demonstrations. Manuals and lectures will be in English. Translation equipment is available by prior arrangements for organized groups willing to provide their own translators.
Short Course Conduct
All Short Course Sessions will be informal. Insurance policies do not allow non-university personnel, other than original manufacturers, to operate equipment. Questions are encouraged during the lectures, breaks, and social periods. Laptops are allowed in the classroom to follow the presentations in the short course eBook manual. If you require WiFi access during the conference, please inform the Short Course Coordinator when you register (the hotel has its own WiFi access and is separate from the conference). Rights to cancel this course with refund, to deny service, to substitute speakers, and to change schedules, as necessary to expedite the course, are reserved. Texas A&M University System policy does not allow inclusion of alcoholic beverages in registration fees.
For additional technical information contact:
Dr. Rich Clough
Interim Program Head, Separation Sciences Program
Process Engineering R&D Center
Tel: (979) 862-2262
For registration inquiries contact:
Short Course Coordinator
Process Engineering R&D Center
Phone: (979) 845-2741