What's Happening at WEFTEC 2021?

Oct. 13, 2021

A preview of WEFTEC 2021, the largest in-person water and wastewater event of the year

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This article was compiled by multiple members of the WWD staff. To contact the WWD staff, email [email protected].

Editor's Note - Sept. 21, 2021: As the situation regarding the delta variant of the coronavirus continues to evolve, some of the below booth information or presentation times may have been altered or moved to a virtual setting. Please visit www.weftec.org for current and up-to-date information on any changes in WEFTEC programming.

From Oct. 16 to Oct. 20, water and wastewater industry professionals from across the country will attend WEFTEC 2021 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. This is the 94th edition of this multi-day exhibition and conference, which is one of the cornerstone events for the water and wastewater trades. Featuring an expansive exhibit hall space that spans two halls, numerous educational and technical sessions, as well as operator challenges and product demonstrations, WEFTEC aims to make its return to live events cutting edge. Following are critical dates for those attending WEFTEC, including exhibit dates and hours as well as WWD editor-selected sessions. This guide highlights only a small portion of the happenings planned for WEFTEC, so do check out the full calendar of programming by visiting www.weftec.org.

WEFTEC Dates & Hours

  • Conference | October 16-20, 2021
  • Exhibition | October 18-20 , 2021
  • WEFTEC Online | November 16-18, 2021

WWD Editor-Selected Sessions

Sunday, October 17

  • Understanding PFAS: Developing Management Practices and Treatment Options for Industry | 8:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Membranes for Water Reuse: Past, Present, and Future - A Barrier to PFAS and Pathogens | 8:30-5:00 p.m.

Monday, October 18

  • PFAS 101: Intro to the Forever Chemicals | 1:30-3:00 p.m.
  • Co-digestion: Advancements and Lessons Learned | 1:30-3:00 p.m.
  • Technology Advancement in Sidestream Phosphorus Recovery | 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 19

  • Improving Stormwater Management Over the Long Haul  | 11:00-12:30 p.m.
  • Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Utility and Private Organizations | 11:00-12:30 p.m.
  • Update on Regulatory Framework  |  4:00-5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 20

  • Methods, Monitoring, and Modeling, Oh My! | 8:30-10:00 a.m.
  • Views on MS4 Permits from Across the Country | 11:00-12:30 p.m.

Be sure to stop by the WWD booth to meet with the full editorial team. You can find the WWD team at Booth #3422.   

WEFTEC 2021 Must-See Products

Electromagentic Flow Meter

When space runs out, the ModMAG M2000 electromagnetic flow meter is ideal. The M2000 meter delivers accuracies of ±1% with zero straight run required or ±0.2% with appropriate straight run.

Badger Meter  |  www.badgermeter.com  |  877.243.1010  |  Booth #4048


The Chem-Scale and Tote Bin Scale allows operators to accurately monitor chemicals such as sodium hypochlorite, polymer and fluoride when stored and fed from day tanks and IBC type totes. They prevent over and underfeed conditions, and enable the documentation of amount fed.

Force Flow  |  www.forceflowscales.com  |  800.893.6723  |  Booth #3473

Peristaltic Metering Pump

The M3 Peristaltic Pump is built with a large 5-inch display with touchscreen controls. Advanced communication protocols including Modbus TCP, EtherNet IP, ProfiBus, and new software allow for future firmware updates. There is near-zero downtime with this metering pump.

Blue-White Ind.  |  www.blue-white.com  714.893.8529  |  Booth #3442

Knife Gate Valve

The AIS-compliant knife gate valve provides bubble-tight shutoff in both directions up to the full rating of the valve. The AIS-compliant valve meets all provisions of the American Iron and Steel Act. It includes a stainless-steel body, stem, gate, and more.

DeZURIK  |  www.dezurik.com  |  320.259.2000  |  Booth #1851

Pressure Transmitter

The Econoline pressure transmitter provides performance at an optimum price point. Proven sensors combined with advanced signal conditioning electronics result in < ±1% Total Error Band (TEB) accuracy in pressure ranges from 30 to 10,000 PSI.

Keller America  | www.Kelleramerica.com  |  714.893.8529  |  Booth #8013

Gas Detector

The D12EX-IR LEL transmitter uses smart sensor technology to detect methane in wastewater applications. It stores all calibration and configuration information in on-board memory so sensor maintenance to be performed outside of classified areas. The sensor life provides years of reliable service.

Analytical Technology Inc.  |  www.analyticaltechnology.com  |  800.959.0299  |  Booth #3452

Dewatering Pump

The PAC F66 features an enclosed impeller that can pass spherical solids up to a size of 3 inches, meaning when it comes to performing, it can get the job done. Its carefully thought-out design brings up to 82% efficiency at B.E.P., and its priming system is powered by a diaphragm vacuum pump that delivers up to 50 cfm, meaning it primes faster and can start pumping quicker.

Atlas Copco Power Technique  |  www.www.atlascopco.com  |  800.732.6762

Bypass & Dewatering Pumps

The PAC Flow Series pumps are designed with three key features in mind: performance, technology, and serviceability offering ideal performance. With a flow rate of up to 8,600 gpm and shut off head of 225 ft, the PAC F1212 can easily transfer and dewater in quarry and mining applications, complete sewer bypasses, and provide diesel backup systems for sewer lift stations. No matter the application, the Atlas Copco Flow Series can get the job done.

Atlas Copco Power Technique  |  www.www.atlascopco.com  |  800.732.6762

WEFTEC Company Profiles

Myron L Company

Myron L Company is a manufacturer of precision water quality instrumentation. For more than 60 years Myron L Co. has provided cost effective, lab-accurate, reliable, and simple to use tools for both laboratory and field use. Handheld meters and in-line monitor/controllers are used in laboratory, industrial, commercial and municipal markets by professionals around the world to measure, monitor and control conductivity; resistivity; TDS; pH; ORP; dissolved oxygen, hardness, alkalinity and temperature.

www.myronl.com  |  760.438.2021

Komline-Sanderson Corporation

Since 1946, Komline-Sanderson has provided quality equipment for applications including drying, wastewater treatment, and sludge processing. Komline-Sanderson’s pumping, thickening, dewatering and drying technologies are used to help wastewater treatment plants reduce their sludge and biosolids disposal cost.

www.komline.com  |  800.225.5457  |  Booth #1841

Orival Inc.

Orival Inc. provides automatic self-cleaning filtration systems for removal of suspended solids from water. Since its establishment in 1986, Orival has supplied thousands of filtration units for a variety of customers. Units are installed in over 40 countries, meeting any local standard. The are single units, flange-to-flange systems, complete skid mounted packages, construction standards (i.e. ASME, API, etc.), alternate flange or voltage standards.

www.orival.com  |  201.568.3311


DeZURIK valves are known for design innovation and quality in water, sewage, pump station and industrial wastewater applications. With over 250 years of combined history, the DeZURIK, APCO, HILTON and Willamette brands are recognized worldwide for superior performance. From the introduction of the Eccentric Plug Valve in 1928 to the newest innovations in air valves, butterfly valves, check valves, gate valves, ball valves and cone valves, they remain at the forefront of technology.

www.dezurik.com  |  320-259-2000  |  Booth #1851

Xylem Inc. 

Xylem is a global water leader deeply involved in every stage of the cycle of water, transporting, treating, testing and analyzing, then returning it to the environment. Xylem’s brands produce highly efficient products and systems that require less maintenance, use less energy and provide environmental benefits to users and communities.

www.xylem.com  |  949.608.3900  |  Booth #1808

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