June 29, 2023

Membrane filtration has long been considered a viable and effective water treatment technology that is capable of cleaning water to drinking water quality. However, membranes often come at a high cost and can easily foul under industrial conditions, requiring regular maintenance efforts and/or replacement. Speakers will share insights into why oilsands operators are considering membrane-based technologies and dive into some the latest research addressing the shortcomings of membranes in industrial settings.

Vicki Lightbown
Director, Water Innovation Program, Alberta Innovates

Tom Reinders
Technology Development Engineer, Canadian Natural Resources

Mohtada Sadrzadeh
Professor, University of Alberta

Originally aired June 29, 2023.

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