New Waves May 2008

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Desalination workshop will present latest technologies

The 4th annual practical short course, "Water: Desalination, Process and Wastewater Issues and Technologies," is set for Aug. 4-5, 2008 at Texas A&M University in College Station.

The hands-on workshop exploring the technologies of desalination is sponsored by the Global Petroleum Research Institute, the Separation Sciences Program, and the Food Protein Research and Development Center of Texas A&M University; and the Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M AgriLife.

Workshop presenters will cover pretreatment equipment, processing, systems, field testing, case studies and post-treatment technologies. Lectures will be complimented by several daily pilot plant demonstrations at the Separation Sciences Laboratory on the Texas A&M campus.

Texas Water Development Board's director of special projects, Jorge Arroyo, will speak about the board's desalination program.

The registration fee is $650 before July 25, 2008 and $695 after July 25. Continuing education units for water & water management are available.

To register or for more information, please visit the laboratory's Web site or contact Carl Vavra at 979.845.2758 or; Connie Conaway at 979.845.2272 or; or Cyndi Casanova at 979.847.8997 or

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