First-Time Impressions from the Membrane Technology Forum

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Hello. My name is Simon Zimmer and I am the Business Development Manager for Water Recovery at Caloris. Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the Membrane Technology Forum in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The forum was an excellent venue where I had the opportunity to listen to presentations from some of the key leaders in the dairy membrane industry. My personal favorite presentations included: common cleaning mistakes for membranes; development of wastewater reuse schemes for the food industry; and ceramic membranes for the treatment of food processing wastewater. Though some of the presentations can be quite theoretical, many presenters shared case studies on how certain technologies performed in the real world and the lessons learned from their experience.

Simon Zimmer is Caloris Business Development Manager for Water Recovery.

The forum also gives you the opportunity to network with companies who provide equipment and services in the industry ranging from membranes, chemicals for cleaning membranes to protein sensors.

On the last day, a tour was organized to visit two companies. The first company designs and installs membrane systems. The second company showed the unique process of how a membrane is built from scratch.

There were over 40 vendors and approximately 300 participants at the forum. I look forward to next year’s event and hope to see you there.

This blog post was written by Caloris Business Development Manager for Water Recovery Simon Zimmer. You can contact Simon via email for more information or call Caloris at 410-822-6900.


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Caloris transforms process systems design for the better with unexpected, future-focused solutions that solve real operational problems. We engineer efficient, dependable and productive solutions that also improve environmental sustainability where practical. Designed with the end user in mind to drive plant productivity. Caloris offers evaporation, membrane filtration and spray drying process systems for food and dairy industries, as well as for water reuse and wastewater treatment applications. Both Caloris’ custom and pre-engineered packaged systems are designed to meet our customers’ specific concentration/purification needs utilizing the most cost effective and energy efficient technologies available. Whether concentrating dairy, food or juice products at a high-volume production facility, or processing industrial wastewaters to reduce transportation and treatment costs and recover re-usable water, Caloris provides a range of options and technologies.