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Workshop on Application of Electron Beam (EB) Technology to Wastewater and Biosolids Treatment

US/Central
IARC Building (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

IARC Building

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Batavia, IL
Charlie Cooper (FNAL)
Description

This two-day workshop will include expert speakers on the current state of wastewater treatment, a summary of the science of using e-beam technology for treatment of waste, the current state of e-beam accelerator technology, a tour of Fermilab National Accelerator Lab, panel discussions with water treatment experts, breakout discussions and a summary close-out session. 

Title:
Workshop on Application of Electron Beam (EB) Technology on Wastewater and Biosolids Treatment

Purpose:

  • Promote use of e-beam technology for wastewater and biosolids treatment

  • Inform water treatment professionals about e-beam technology and opportunities

  • Provide feedback to NSF to open future funding opportunities

Format:
This two-day workshop will include expert speakers on the current state of wastewater treatment, a summary of the science of using e-beam technology for treatment of waste, the current state of e-beam accelerator technology, a tour of Fermilab National Accelerator Lab, panel discussions with water treatment experts, breakout discussions and a summary close-out session. 

Post conference a report will be issued with findings and recommendations.   

Where:
Illinois Accelerator Research Center, Fermi National Accelerator Lab

When:
May 10-11, 2018  (Thursday & Half Day Friday)

Who:  By invitation only: Water treatment professionals, e-beam researchers, industrial accelerator experts, industry and utilities partners, regulatory personnel, NSF and Federal and State government officials

Tours:
Fermi – Accelerator Technology

Thursday Night: Informal social networking event (Two Brothers Round House @ 6:00 p.m.)

Participants
  • Albert Cox
  • Alexandra Folcik
  • Barry Liner
  • Bishow Shaha
  • Bruno Coriton
  • Casey Furlong
  • Charlie Cooper
  • Chase Boulware
  • Cherri Schmidt
  • Chip Starns
  • Craig Burkhart
  • Daniel Meeroff
  • David Bartels
  • David Brown
  • Dean Amhaus
  • Dolan Falconer
  • Edith Martinez-Guerra
  • Everaldo Ferreyra Tello
  • Fabian Solberg
  • Fred Bloetscher
  • Geeta Rijal
  • Gianluigi Ciovati
  • Hernan Delgado
  • Ireneusz Janik
  • Itzel Godinez
  • Jeff Moeller
  • Jeffrey Margolis
  • Joan Giuliani
  • Johannes (Hans) van Leeuwen
  • John Buttles
  • John Lewellen
  • Karen Frost
  • Kazi Albab Hussain
  • Lance Cooley
  • Lance Schideman
  • Leo Holland
  • Matthew Magruder
  • Mike Geelhoed
  • Mike Malatesta
  • Mitchell Savitski
  • Nandakishore Rajagopalan
  • Nikolay Solyak
  • Patrick Cardiff
  • Rahamat Ullah Tanvir
  • Ram Dhuley
  • Randy Curry
  • Robert Fergen
  • Robert Rimmer
  • Seong Yoon
  • Sergei Nagaitsev
  • Sergey Kutsaev
  • Shrirang Golhar
  • Slavica Grdanovska
  • Steven Frenkel
  • Steven Sibener
  • STEVEN WALDEN
  • Suresh Pillai
  • Svetlana Taylor
  • Tanaz Islam
  • Theresa Slifko Dr.
  • Thomas Kroc
  • THOMAS WAITE
  • Tom Kunetz
  • Yupo Lin
    • 8:30 AM 9:00 AM
      Registration/Meet and Greet

      Coffee and Danishes

    • 9:00 AM 9:10 AM
      Welcome

      NSF & Fermi Directorate

    • 9:10 AM 9:40 AM
      Welcome and Introduction

      Meeting Logistics (Plenary, lunch, breaks, dinner, panel discussions, role of conveners and panelists, templates, summary recommendations)
      Review Meeting Goals
      • Review the current state of municipal wastewater treatment technologies
      • Review the current state of the science and technology for wastewater and biosolids treatment using e-beam technology
      • Tour of Fermilab Accelerator technology/capabilities
      • Examine the economics of wastewater and biosolids treatment
      • Review the current state and future opportunities for e-beam accelerator technology
      • Panel discussion on target areas for e-beam treatment including nutrient recovery
      • Panel discussion on barriers to implementation
      • Identify opportunities to mitigate impediments via NSF funded research
      • Create workshop summary: findings and recommendations
      • Develop a roadmap to implementation of e-beam technology for wastewater and biosolids

      Convener: Dr Charlie Cooper
    • 9:40 AM 10:25 AM
      Session 1 – Presentation: Municipal Wastewater Treatment Technologies: Present and Future

      • Regulatory requirements and emerging contaminants
      • Overview of conventional and best available technologies
      • Removal efficiency, energy consumption, economics (cost per kgal to treat), public interest (e.g. odors)
      • Opportunities for application of e-beam in wastewater treatment

      Convener: Dr Tom Kunetz (Metropolitan Water Reclamation District)
    • 10:25 AM 10:45 AM
      Break 20m
    • 10:45 AM 11:30 AM
      Session 2 – Presentation: Electron Beam Treatment of Wastewater and Biosolids: Current State of the Science

      • Removal efficiency for pathogens, organics, nutrients (N and P), pharmaceuticals and personal care products, endocrine disrupting compounds, and emerging contaminants
      • Success stories from where E-beam treatment has been used for water/biosolids around the world

      Conveners: Dr Suresh Pillai (Texas A&M University), Terri Slifko (MWD of Southern California)
    • 11:30 AM 12:45 PM
      Working Lunch (provided)

      Discussion of industrial waste water issues to prepare for Session 3.

      Convener: Mr Dean Amhaus (The Water Council)
    • 12:45 PM 1:45 PM
      Session 3 – Moderated Panel: Industrial Wastewater Issues

      Presentations on Pharma Industry
      Food/Beverage Industry
      Solid Waste Leachate
      Petroleum Industry

      Convener: Dean Amhaus (Water Council)
    • 1:45 PM 2:30 PM
      Session 4 – Moderated Panel with Audience Participation: What are the Barriers to E-Beam Implementation?
      • Regulatory Barriers
      • Technical Challenges
      • Risk aversion vs. new technology: path to first adopters
      Convener: Tom Waite (Florida Institute of Technology)
    • 2:30 PM 2:50 PM
      Break 20m
    • 3:00 PM 5:00 PM
      Tour of IARC/Fermilab Accelerator Technology
    • 5:00 PM 6:00 PM
      End Day 1 1h
    • 6:00 PM 7:00 PM
      No Host Networking Reception

      Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505

    • 8:30 AM 9:00 AM
      Session 5 – Presentation: Miami-Dade County Experience with E-Beam

      Miami-Dade County Experience with E-Beam

      Convener: Robert Fergen (Miami-Dade County)
    • 9:00 AM 9:30 AM
      Session 6 – Presentation: Economics of Wastewater/Biosolids Treatment by E-Beam

      o Where in the treatment process can e-beam be employed ?
      o Cost breakdown (capex, opex)
      o Reliability, redundancy, backup power, pretreatment, downstream impacts, mixing regime, shielding, other design considerations
      o Opportunities for innovation to reduce costs

      Convener: Dan Meeroff (FAU)
    • 9:30 AM 9:45 AM
      Networking Break 15m
    • 9:45 AM 10:15 AM
      Session 7 – Presentation: State of EB Accelerator Technologies & Future Opportunities

      • Existing industrial accelerators (IBA Rhodotron, Dynamatron, ILU, Mevex, etc)
      • New technology: Compact SRF accelerator concept
      o Development efforts in progress
      • New opportunities with compact industrial SRF-based accelerators
      o Should be within the realm of water/biosolid treatment or maybe environmental remediation
      • Economics of SRF E-beam treatment (can be high level)
      o Compare properties and economics of present copper base EB accelerators vs compact SRF

      Convener: Charles Thangaraj
    • 10:15 AM 11:15 AM
      Session 8 – Breakout into Moderated Groups
      • Where is E-Beam currently being used and where could it be used?
      • What are the priority applications?
      • What substances could be more easily addressed with EB: Today? In the future?
      • Where does the power come from?
    • 11:15 AM 11:30 AM
      Networking Break 15m
    • 11:30 AM 1:15 PM
      Session 19 - Summary and Wrap-Up With Working Lunch