Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactors: Review of Next Generation Anaerobic Technologies & Potential Market Impacts

Wednesday, February 22, 2012:


11:00 - 12:30 am Eastern US Time

O2 Environmental is pleased to announce details of this interactive web-conference, the next in the BlueTech Tracker Webinar Series.

Advances in biotechnology and process design are enabling anaerobic treatment to extend its reach into new applications and market areas. The combination of ultrafiltration membranes with anaerobic systems is enabling water re-use quality effluent standards to be attained.

These developments are leading to a new generation of technologies. One of the key attributes of anaerobic systems is that they overcome two of the fundamental weaknesses of aerobic systems: energy use and sludge production.

As energy prices rise and sludge management costs increase, there is an increasing focus on how anaerobic treatment technologies can be used to treat wastewaters and produce re-use quality wastewater and generate biogas. Historically anaerobic technologies have been used mainly for high strength wastewater, and have not been able to produce the same quality effluents as aerobic systems. This is changing.

In the industrial setting, wastewaters are becoming more concentrated as industry moves to reduce water consumption and recycle water on-site. In the municipal sector we are also likely to see more concentrated wastewaters in cities as water consumption decreases and surface water is excluded from sewers.

This webinar will focus on where the innovation is occurring in anaerobic treatment and how much new market penetration we can expect to see when this innovation is successful.

You will hear from leading research groups as well as leading water technology companies.

The presentations will provide insights into the following:

  • Anaerobic bioreactors - status of the technology;
  • Potential application of anaerobic treatment to municipal wastewater;
  • New companies active in this space; and
  • Future directions and market impacts of next generation anaerobic biological technologies


Dr. Tim Evans, Principal, Tim Evans Environment; Member, O2 TAG


Prof. David Stuckey, Professor of Biochemical Engineering, Imperial College London

Carla Frijters, Process Technologist, Paques BV

Shannon Grant, Process Specialist, ADI Systems Inc.

Prof. em. Dr. ir. Willy Verstraete, Department of Biochemical and Microbial Technology, Ghent University

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BlueTech Tracker™ Webinar Series

O2 ENVIRONMENTAL Inc will be running a series of BlueTech Tracker™ webinars to highlight key opportunities and emerging trends in water technologies. Each webinar will bring together leading experts and water technology companies. The webinars will focus on the business and market opportunity for these innovative solutions.

The series will be of interest to venture capital investors, water technology companies, regulators and end users. We will show how the drivers for change are reshaping our water system and how companies that are at the leading edge of these trends will be positioned to be part of a new, smarter, more efficient water system.

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Erin Dolleris

Webinar Producer

For suggestions regarding future webinar topics, webinar speaking opportunities, or webinar sponsorship:
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Emily Baker

Webinar Coordinator

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After a live webinar is completed, we first have to tweak the audio settings to make sure the audio sounds okay; the recording will be available 24-48 hours later for your purchase.
Once Infocast has verified receipt of payment from you, an email will be sent within 24 hours containing the link to the recording and any available presentation materials.
You will be able to listen to the recording at your convenience, where ever you have an internet connection.
If you have any questions that were not answered during the recorded live Q&A session, presenters often include their contact information so that you may get in touch with them directly. If you don’t see any given during the presentation, please contact Emily Baker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and she’ll be happy to forward your question on to the presenters.

Single Connection: $245.00
Additional Connection at the same Organization: $150.00

A site connection allows a single connection to the web conference. That connection is open to any number of users in a collaborative setting. Because there are no travel expenses and only a single registration fee is required, each additional participant lowers the cost per participant significantly.

By purchasing a site connection, you can invite as many people as you would like to view and participate in the session from a single location. Set up the session in a conference room and project the presentation and chat on a large screen. You also have rights to distribute copies of the presentation materials to everyone involved. Please note that audio is received via the phone line and must be broadcast to your group.

If for any reason a relevant stakeholder cannot co-locate for the session, we encourage you to include that person by purchasing an additional connection at the reduced fee of $150 per session. This will ensure that every member of a team receives the same relevant, timely information in the most efficient way. If you have any technical or purchasing questions, please contact us at (818) 888-4444.

Should you be unable to attend, a refund, less a $50 administrative charge, will be made for cancellations received via letter or fax at least 3 working days before the event. We regret cancellations will not be accepted after that date. However, we will be pleased to transfer your registration to another member of your company or credit the registration fee to another Infocast conference if you register within 6 months from the date of this conference. In the event the conference is canceled, Infocast’s liability is limited to the refund of the conference registration fee only.

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