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Membrane Fouling & Cleaning, September 9, 2024
Monday, September 09, 2024, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT
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Membrane Fouling & Cleaning

Mr. Peter Cartwright

This course takes place Monday, September 9 from from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - CDT - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon - EDT

Register button Full Course (2 hours, .2 CEUs)

$245 AFS Members
$315 Non-members

About the course:

This course will provide you with an understanding of the mechanisms of fouling of crossflow, pressure-driven membrane elements. You will gain numerous strategies for minimizing fouling and cleaning membranes.

Learning Objectives:

After taking Membrane Fouling and Cleaning, the learner will understand:

  • Fouling mechanisms and measurements
  • Mitigation strategies
  • Cleaning options
  • Performance monitoring


  • Review of membrane technologies
  • Membrane elements
  • Fouling mechanisms
  • Consequences of fouling
  • Mitigation strategies
  • Cleaning options
  • Monitoring
  • Conclusions

Who Should Attend:

This course is tailored for membrane system designers, operators, and plant engineering personnel. It is also ideal for anyone experiencing premature fouling of costly elements, leading to increased maintenance expenses.


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Mr. Peter Cartwright entered the water purification and wastewater treatment industry in 1974 and has had his own consulting engineering firm since 1980.


He has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and is a registered Professional Engineer in that state.


Peter has provided consulting services to several hundred clients globally. He has authored over 300 articles, written several book chapters, presented more than 300 lectures in conferences around the world, and is the recipient of several patents. He also provides extensive expert witness testimony and technology training education.

He is on editorial advisory boards and technical review committees of several trade publications and is a frequent lecturer in numerous technical conferences globally.

Peter is a recipient of the Award of Merit, Lifetime Member Award and Hall of Fame Award from the Water Quality Association and received the 2022 Frank Tiller Award from the American Filtration & Separations Society.

He was the Technical Consultant for the Canadian Water Quality Association from 2007 until 2018.

As the 2016 McEllhiney Distinguished Lecturer for the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation, he presented over 35 lectures throughout the world on groundwater contaminant mitigation.