Water reuse, wastewater epidemiology, digital water and sustainable wastewater treatment 

LET 2022 – Reno, Nevada, USA


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Committees and Topics

The LET 2022 took place in Reno, USA, covered 8 programme topics: Advancements in Desalination; Emerging Contaminants: Microplastics, Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCP), and Antibiotic Resistance; Wastewater based epidemiology; Energy Efficiency and Resource Recovery in Wastewater Treatment; Novel Disinfection Technologies; Emerging Technologies for Nutrient Removal; Advanced Membrane Applications in Drinking Water; Sludge Management – including resource recovery.

Dr Krisha Pagilla from the University of Nevada, Reno, led the Organising Committee. The Programme Co-Chairs were Jonathan Clement, Ramboll, and Ana Soares, Cranfield University.

Chaired by:
Ahmad Al Amoudi (Saudi Arabia)
Nikolay Voutchkov (United States)

Across the world there has been considerable investment to find
alternative approaches to high-energy demanding desalination. This
session will focus on creative system solutions and advanced salt
separation technologies.

Chaired by:
Despo Fatta-Kassinos (Cyprus)
Thomas Ternes (Germany)

With the increased public concern related to pollution by emissions of
microconstituents of effluents, water utilities have to evaluate the impact
of these emissions. This session will address conversions in wwtp’s and
efficient technologies for the removal of these compounds.

Chaired by:
Jorg Drewes (Germany)
Shane A. Snyder (Singapore)

In the past five years, there has been increasing concern by utilities and
the public about micro-contaminants in drinking water. This is in part
due to improved detection methodologies and increased production of
pharmaceuticals and chemicals. This session will focus on advanced
treatment technologies to detect and remove target compounds.

Chaired by:
Ana Soares (United Kingdom)
Francesco Fatone  (Italy)

The session will focus on novel concepts and processes to improve
environmental efficiency of wastewater treatment plants by either
optimising energy efficiency or resource recovery. Papers that discuss
technoeconomic life cycle assessment (LCA) or economic aspects are
also invited.

Chaired by:
Domenico Santoro (Canada)
Pedro Alvarez  (United States)

There is a need for novel microbial control approaches that enhance
water safety and minimise formation of harmful disinfection byproducts
and harmful bacteria in drinking water systems. This session focuses
on innovative materials and approaches, informed by microbial ecology
and techno-economic constraints, for the control of harmful bacteria in
drinking water and biofilms.

Chaired by:
Jurg Keller (Australia)
Mari Winkler (United States))

Nutrient removal optimization continues to be an important challenge. This
session will discuss the advance in the development of novel technologies
such as anammox, granular sludge, membrane aerated biofilms, algae,
ion exchange, absorbents, etc. Technologies aiming at reaching very low
nutrient effluent concentrations are also invited.

Chaired by:
Jonathan Clement (The Netherlands)
Stewart Sutherland (United Kingdom))

In the past decade, there has been much focus on the development of
specialised materials for membrane applications for the treatment of
drinking water. However, in reality, very few of the developments have
been applied in working systems. This session will focus on advanced
membranes using alternative materials that have been successfully
employed in-situ.

Chaired by:
Bill Barber (United States)
Elise Cartmell (United Kingdom))

Sludge management is one of the main cost factors for wastewater
treatment. The session will discuss all aspects of sludge management,
including dewatering, digestion, hydrolysis, disintegration, advanced
thermal processes, as well as the handling of sludge liquors and biogas..


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