Industrial Water Use and Reuse Workshop 2019

November 10, 2019

This workshop aims to address the current status of water usage, treatment, and recycling in the oil and gas sector. We will also review the current and prospect technologies for water usage and sustainability. 

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Preliminary Technical Program

AIChE through its technical subsidiary the Institute for Sustainable Water Solutions (ISWS) is holding a workshop on Water Management for the Modern Energy Production Industry. This workshop will convene stakeholders across industry, academia, and government agencies with the aim of connecting water-treatment technology developers with the technology end-users (i.e., oil and gas producers, chemical companies, power/utility companies). This workshop would be aimed at understanding the current status of water usage, treatment, and recycling in the oil and gas sector, a review of current and prospect technologies for water usage, and a review on sustainability.

RAPID will hold a short interactive session alongside this workshop to formulate projects where modular processing and process intensification (MCPI) can be applied to water use and purification to address issues not easily addressed with traditional technologies. During this session, a RAPID representative will present an overview of the RAPID manufacturing institute and the institute’s roadmap, as well as projects underway that could read on water use, treatment, and recycling. This will be followed by small group breakouts where participants will brainstorm project ideas for applying MCPI to water.

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Featured Speakers

Gabriel Levesque-Tremblay

Dr. Gabriel Levesque-Tremblay the Director for Technical Entities and Grants. Prior to joining AIChE, Dr. Levesque-Tremblay was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at University of California, Berkeley (UCB) working on Synthetic Biology Projects at the Energy Biosciences Institute. He holds a PhD from University of British Columbia (UBC), a Master and a Bachelor in Science from University of Quebec in Montreal.

At AIChE Dr. Levesque-Tremblay supports the strategic activities of 12 executive boards and societies including the Society for Biological Engineering (SBE), the Institute for...Read more

Mahdi Malmali

Mahdi Malmali is an assistant professor of Chemical Engineering at Texas Tech University. He received his M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology (2010) and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arkansas (2014).  After graduation, Dr. Malmali joined the Chemical Engineering and Materials Science department at the University of Minnesota as a postdoctoral research associate (2015-2017). Dr. Malmali joined Texas Tech University in 2018. His research is focused on designing better separation processes to deal with challenges and opportunities...Read more

Professor Jeffrey McCutcheon

Professor Jeffrey McCutcheon is the Northeast Utilities Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering Education at the University of Connecticut. He is a faculty member in the Department of Chemical, Materials and Biomolecular Engineering and is affiliated with the Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering. Professor McCutcheon received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Dayton in 2002 and he completed his Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Yale in 2007.

At Yale, Professor McCutcheon developed the underlying theories for membrane transport that...Read more

Ignasi Palou-Rivera

Ignasi Palou-Rivera is the Technology Platform Director of the RAPID Manufacturing Institute, a part of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) in partnership with the US Department of Energy (DOE). The RAPID Institute focuses in the promotion of modular chemical process intensification (MCPI) with the goal of reducing the capital and energy intensity of the US process industries.Read more

Debalina Sengupta

Debalina Sengupta obtained a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India, in 2003. In 2010, she earned the Doctor of Philosophy degree in chemical engineering from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her research was on the optimization of industrial complexes and sustainability analysis using Total Cost Assessment Methodology. Dr. Sengupta is currently appointed as the Associate Director of the TEES Gas and Fuels Research Center. She is also co-authoring her second book titled “Measuring Progress towards Sustainability”, a Springer Publication.Read more