How to Utilize Unconventional Water Sources

May 18, 2015

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern

Participants earn one Professional Development Hour.

Webinar Overview

Sources of high quality raw water for commercial plants are becoming progressively scarce. The availability of water from rivers and lakes is not only diminishing, but what is available is increasingly regulated. Smart companies have spotted the risk these constraints could place on their operations and recognize the need to consider unconventional sources of water. Water from sewage treatment effluents, acid mine drainage and even flowback or produced water is increasingly capturing the attention of engineers and other decision makers.

In this webinar you will learn from world-class experts how unconventional sources of water can be feasibly and economically upgraded to meet plant needs and requirements. You will explore the ranges of water quality and methods of treatment available.

Two case studies of plants directly benefitting from unconventional water sources will be examined. The first plant uses acid mine drainage water from a coal mine for its cooling and boiler feed. The second plant upgrades secondary effluent from a local sewage treatment facility to meet its water needs.

If the water source your plant currently uses risks becoming unreliable or too costly, join us in this webinar and learn about the potential of unconventional water sources.

Company Profile

WesTech engineers and manufactures process equipment to provide solutions for customers in the industrial, mineral, municipal water, and municipal wastewater industries. Leaders in process expertise, WesTech helps design and build small scaled projects to large scale system builds that require seamless integration in our customers specifications. The technologies we advance and apply benefit not only our customers, but society as a whole.


Jeff Easton, Principal Process Engineer

Jeff Easton is a principal process engineer at WesTech Engineering, where he has worked for more than 25 years. He has a bachelor of mechanical engineering degree from the University of Utah, is a registered professional engineer and is currently pursuing a PhD in chemical engineering. Jeff’s field of expertise is liquid-solids separation including a broad background in physical-chemical and biological processes. He has been published in more than a dozen journals and books worldwide on the subject of sedimentation, filtration and biological treatments.

Jim Woods, Industrial Unit Leader

Jim Woods is the industrial unit leader at WesTech Engineering, where he oversees sales and production of a wide range of process liquid solids separation equipment for all industries. Jim has a diverse background in business, construction and engineering. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Utah. Jim has personally project managed many projects including the two case study projects in this webinar. Jim is the author of several papers and currently sits on the advisory board of the International Water Council (IWC).

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