WEFTEC 09 TO FOCUS ON WATER QUALITY
The 82nd annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference
features the latest developments in research, regulations, solutions, technologies and
other issues surrounding water quality. This year WEFTEC 09, which is the largest water
quality conference in North America, is Oct. 10-14 in Orlando, FL.
The opening general session speaker for the conference is Dr. Mike Magee, a health
care leader and the author of “Healthy Waters: What Every Health Professional Should
Know About Water,” which sheds light on the impending global water crisis.
A number of educational workshops cover issues such as wastewater treatment microbiology, planning and designing the most sustainable plants, operations and management
issues, ways for optimizing plant usage, energy savings, microconstituent issues and much
more. Technical sessions go into detail on the latest research, specific plant treatment,
what’s happening in other countries, piping and plumbing, greenhouse gas mitigation and
many other areas.
In addition, conference attendees can learn through Operations Challenge ’09, an
exercise held during the conference between teams of participants that compete against
each other in finding solutions to challenges such as flooding, sewer collapse, process failures and other emergencies.
In the exhibition hall, participants will have three full days to see products that range
from specific research, instrumentation plants, tools for operations to consultants to the industry, trade associations and service
companies in the water and wastewater areas. Many valve companies and suppliers are among the more than 1,000 exhibitors.
For more information, go to www.weftec.org.
ISA EXPO: AUTOMATION AND CONTROL CENTRAL
ISA EXPO, which takes place Oct. 6-9 at the Reliant Center in
Houston, focuses on the latest developments, advancements,
practices and products in automation and control. The conference is intended for professionals in management, engineering, production, IT and R&D who are responsible for automation, control systems, plant-wide communications/networks,
plant operations and maintenance, and systems integration in
continuous or batch manufacturing environments.
The six core theme areas of the conference are Security, Safety, Wireless &
Networking, Process Automation & Control, Enterprise Integration and Energy
Attendees interested in each of those
areas will have the opportunity to explore
key technologies, discuss best practices
with peers, and attend one of the dozens
of technical sessions on technologies and
techniques in each area. For example, under process automation & control, sessions will cover issues such as project management, regulatory control, advanced process control techniques, applicable ISA standards and more. The energy &
environment symposium will address pollutants, energy
sources, power plant development, emissions control and other
Attendees also can visit the hundreds of
exhibits that feature the latest in instrumentation, automation and control. They can
meet with exhibitors in one of the meeting
rooms on the show floor, wander the aisles,
attend one of many product demos or visit
the six Technology Exchange areas. A new
component of the Environmental Exchange
covers topics such as Smart Grids, energy
management and alternative energy.
To learn more about the ISA Expo, go