An IUVA Symposium on “UV technology advancement for water environment,” jointly organized by The Center for Water Research, National University of Singapore and The International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA). The focus of this symposium is to discuss the recent advancements in UV technologies addressing the challenges in water and wastewater treatment, with the emphasis on water disinfection and emerging contaminants control. Other novel developments and practical applications of UV technologies in water environment will also be discussed. Well known academic and industrial experts worldwide in the field of UV technologies will be invited to this symposium to share the advancement in UV technologies. A tentative program is attached.
This Symposium offers a unique program, including:
6 November 2017
7 November 2017
8:00 Visit to NEWater Visitor Centre (NVC)
NEWater, a pillar of Singapore’s water sustainability strategy, is high-grade reclaimed water. Produced from treated used water that is further purified using advanced membrane technologies and ultra-violet disinfection, it is ultra-clean and safe to drink.
The first stage of the NEWater production process is known as Microfiltration (MF). The treated used water is passed through membranes to filter out and retained on the membrane surface suspended solids, colloidal particles, disease causing bacteria, some viruses and protozoan cysts. The second stage is Reverse Osmosis (RO). In this process, a semi-permeable membrane is used, which only allow very small molecules like water molecules to pass through. RO water is free from viruses, bacteria and contains negligible amount of salts and organic matters. The third stage of the NEWater production process really acts as a further safety back-up to the RO. UV disinfection is used to ensure that all organisms are inactivated and the purity of the product water guaranteed. Before storing NEWater in water tanks, some alkaline chemicals are added to restore the acid-alkali or pH balance.
The NEWater Visitor Centre (NVC) is an education hub that promotes water sustainability in Singapore and emphasizes the importance of NEWater – Singapore’s 3rd National Tap.
From interactive daily tours to educational workshops, take a stroll through the gallery, understand the science behind NEWater and experience what it’s like to be a water molecule undergoing treatment. Explore the Waterwise Arcade, take a peek into our adjoining NEWater Factory and discover the membrane and ultraviolet technologies that make NEWater so clean.
The event will be held at National University of Singapore (NUS), Faculty of Engineering, Engineering Auditorium, 9 Engineering Drive 1, Blk EA, Singapore 117575.
Hotel accommodations can be made at Park Avenue Rochester, 31 Rochester Drive, Singapore 138637. Cuddled by lush greenery, Park Avenue Rochester showcases 351 contemporary hotel rooms and suites targeted at discerning business travelers. Dining and night life is just around the corner with a great selection of restaurants, pubs and cafes.
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Poster abstracts are now invited for submission in any of the following topics, but not limited to:
This symposium will feature invited international speakers, poster session, industrial panel and a number of networking breaks which will be featured in our exhibit area. We anticipate 100 to 150 participants. As part of this symposium, we are offering table top exhibitions at the event for companies to showcase their products and services.
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