Featured Publications

Material Selection for Membrane Facilities
 
Ben's Design Tip Corner
AMTA Newsletter

In every AMTA Newsletter, Ben Movahed publishes an article on design tips as they relate to membrane plants. Check out this article on what materials should be considered to improve life expectancy as well as operation and maintenance of a membrane facility.

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Volume 40, Issue #1
Role of Membranes and COVID-19
 
Ben's Design Tip Corner
AMTA Newsletter

In every AMTA Newsletter, Ben Movahed publishes an article on design tips as they relate to membrane plants. Check out this article on how advanced treatment technologies are used in these unprecedented times to combat the Coronovirus.

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Volume 39, Issue #2
Size and Number of Membrane Skids
 
Ben's Design Tip Corner
AMTA Newsletter

In every AMTA Newsletter, Ben Movahed publishes an article on design tips as they relate to membrane plants. Check out this article on important items to consider when sizing membrane skids.

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Volume 38, Issue #3
Membrane Plant Testing and Commissioning Checklist
 
Ben's Design Tip Corner
AMTA Newsletter

In every AMTA Newsletter, Ben Movahed publishes an article on design tips as they relate to membrane plants. Check out this article on Membrane Plant Testing and Commissioning.

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Volume 37, Issue #4
Challenges in Upgrading a Conventional Activated Sludge Plant in Maryland to a Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Facility
 
MTC 2019

The existing wastewater treatment plant was constructed with a conventional activated sludge process.  After 45 years, the plant needed an upgrade to address aged infrastructure and increased flows.  Subsequently, the old concrete basins were retrofitted and converted to a four-stage biological selector process consisting of: pre-anoxic, pre-aeration, post-anoxic, and membrane basins.  

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February 2019
Pretreatment for Membrane Treatment Systems
 
Ben's Design Tip Corner
AMTA Newsletter

In every AMTA Newsletter, Ben Movahed publishes an article on design tips as they relate to membrane plants. Check out this article on pretreatment solutions for membrane systems and its importance.

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Volume 39, Issue #4
Similar to Other Wastewater Treatment Systems, MBR Requires Optimization of the Biological Process
 
Ben's Design Tip Corner
AMTA Newsletter

In every AMTA Newsletter, Ben Movahed publishes an article on design tips as they relate to membrane plants. Check out this article on why the membrane bioreactor biological process needs to be optimized similar to conventional treatment systems. 

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Volume 39, Issue #1
Membrane Technology Applications in Water Reuse
Ben's Design Tip Corner
AMTA Newsletter

In every AMTA Newsletter, Ben Movahed publishes an article on design tips as they relate to membrane plants. Check out this article on the challenges, approaches, and materials utilized in membrane water reuse applications.

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Volume 38, Issue #2
Are Ceramic Membranes Ready for “Prime Time”?
 
Ben's Design Tip Corner
AMTA Newsletter

In every AMTA Newsletter, Ben Movahed publishes an article on design tips as they relate to membrane plants. Check out this article on the status of ceramic membranes.

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Volume 37, Issue #3
Logistics of Replacing 12 Year Old Membranes at the Five Forks Water Treatment Facility in Virginia
 
AMTA Newsletter

There is a huge amount of planning and logistics that go into RO System membrane element replacement. This article examines membrane procurement, all aspects of removal, labor, cleaning and installation

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Summer 2018
A Defense of Desal
 
Water & Wastes Digest

This article focuses on how seawater desalination using Reverse Osmosis technology can be achieved in an environmentally friendly manner, without aggravating climate change, when traditional supply sources are not feasible or available.   

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March 2009
NF / RO Design Considerations
 
Ben's Design Tip Corner
AMTA Newsletter

In every AMTA Newsletter, Ben Movahed publishes an article on design tips as they relate to membrane plants. Check out this article on what should be considered when designing any NF/RO system.

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Volume 39, Issue #3
Importance of Membrane Equipment Factory Testing
 
Ben's Design Tip Corner
AMTA Newsletter

In every AMTA Newsletter, Ben Movahed publishes an article on design tips as they relate to membrane plants. Check out this article on why you should witness Factory Acceptance Tests.

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Volume 38, Issue #4
Effective Recycling and Reuse Options for Membrane Plants
 
Ben's Design Tip Corner
AMTA Newsletter

In every AMTA Newsletter, Ben Movahed publishes an article on design tips as they relate to membrane plants. Check out this article on the cleaning frequency required to maximize the life of an RO system. 

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Volume 38, Issue #1
Membrane Systems Need Care and Attention
 
Ben's Design Tip Corner
AMTA Newsletter

In every AMTA Newsletter, Ben Movahed publishes an article on design tips as they relate to membrane plants. Check out this article on successful care and operation of membrane systems.

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Volume 37, Issue #2
How Often Do I Need To Clean My RO System?
 
Ben's Design Tip Corner
AMTA Newsletter

In every AMTA Newsletter, Ben Movahed publishes an article on design tips as they relate to membrane plants. Check out this article on the cleaning frequency required to maximize the life of an RO system. 

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Volume 37, Issue #1
The Need for Water Reuse Guidelines for Designing and Operating Membrane Facilities
 
AWWA Journal

In a world in which every drop of water counts, membrane technology is emerging as a major innovation in water treatment and reuse. A lack of uniform standards affects the industry's ability to develop an effective water management portfolio, and the need for clear guidelines has never been greater.  This article examines water reuse as well as the growing need for regulatory agencies to develop water quality standards and define a minimum number of parameters when using membrane technologies for water reuse applications. 

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November 2015