Dr. Steven J. Duranceau, P.E.


Associate Professor & Director of  The Environmental Systems Engineering Institute



 

 

Contact Information

 

Room: Engr II
Phone: (407) 823-1440
E-mail: Steven.Duranceau@ucf.edu

 

Full Resume


 

Dr. Duranceau is Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering in the Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering Department at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, Florida. He is also Director of the Environmental Systems Engineering Institute. Dr. Duranceau has contributed to the understanding of corrosion control in water distribution systems, such as impact of corrosion as related to fire sprinkler systems and their cross-connections, and impacts of stray current on water quality, pipe integrity and shock hazard. He was one of the first professional engineers to demonstrate the design and operation of interstage energy recovery turbines within high-salinity brackish groundwater reverse osmosis facilities.

He is an Associate Editor of Desalination and Water Treatment. He previously served on the editorial advisory boards for the Journal American Water Works Association from 2001 to 2008 and Desalination from 2001-2011. He was appointed to the Research Advisory Board of the National Water Research Institute in 2006.

Dr. Duranceau pursues research that focuses on water quality, treatment, storage and distribution of potable water systems, with emphasis on:
•Water quality chemistry.
•Physico-chemical and microbiological processes:
   ◦Aeration and oxidation,
   ◦Membranes,
   ◦Activated carbon,
   ◦Ion-exchange,
   ◦Disinfection and disinfection by-products,
   ◦Stabilization and corrosion control,
   ◦Coagulation and conventional filtration.
•Desalination process operation troubleshooting and analysis.
•Water distribution system infrastructure.
•Blending of alternative water supplies.

Dr. Duranceau has produced 35 peer-review publications between 1986 and 2012, and has participated in the development of over a dozen books and government documents. He has presented over 175 times and published over 150 articles in proceedings of conferences and symposiums that focus on drinking water quality, treatment and distribution topics.

Dr. Duranceau is a registered professional engineer in the state of Florida. He serves as an adjunct instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for the Department of Engineering for their Professional Development Program and provided instruction in several workshops on retrofitting and optimizing the operation of drinking water facilities. He has instructed at the university level in theoretical chemistry, process engineering, laboratory procedures, and environmental engineering coursework.

For the 16-year period prior to joining UCF, Dr. Duranceau worked for a national design engineering corporation. His professional experience includes directing research and design projects, conducting water quality and treatment engineering studies, and implementing bench and pilot-scale process studies. He also directed and served as engineer-of-record for the preliminary design, design, permitting, and construction observation services for the construction and operation of advanced water treatment plants for drinking water purposes.

 

 

Ph.D. Environmental Engineering
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL - 1990

 

M.S. Industrial Chemistry
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL - 1987

 

B.S. Chemistry
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL - 1983

 

 

 

 

 

KEY WORDS:

•Water quality chemistry and nanoscience applications thereof.

•Physico-chemical and microbiological processes and nanoscience applications thereof:

◦Aeration and oxidation,

◦Membranes,

◦Activated carbon,

◦Ion-exchange,

◦Disinfection,

◦Stabilization,

◦Corrosion control,

◦Distribution system water quality.

•Desalination process operation troubleshooting and analysis.

•Water distribution system infrastructure.

•Blending of alternative water supplies.


RESEARCH FUNDING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

Funded Grants & Contracts PI Summary By Year (July 5, 2007 to November 1, 2014)

UCF Fiscal Year External Award Internal Award
2007-2008 $165,000 $3,750
2008-2009 $141,234 $0
2009-2010 $539,751 $0
2010-2011 $270,080 $0
2011-2012 $261,186 $2,455**
2012-2013 $882,075 $4,484**
2013-2014* $359,302 $5,349**
Total $2,629,730 $16,038

NOTE: * Designates Year in Progress; **Designates PI Balance Account Award

 

Funded Grants & Contracts PI Details: Research Projects (July 5, 2007 to October 1, 2014)

1

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Funding Value:

Responsibility:

Aqua Engineers, Inc., Kalaheo, Kauai (on behalf of Pulama Lanai Utilities, Lanai).

Pulama Lana'i Manele Seawater Desalination Project:Reverse Osmosis Pilot Plant Process Operation Assistance, Concentrate Recovery Desk-Top Evaluation, Permeate Corrosion Control and Disinfection By-Products Evaluation

04/01/2014 to 12/31/2014

$138,728

100%

2

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Brown and Caldwell, Honolulu, HI (on behalf of the U.S. Navy PACDIV)

NAVFAC Marianas U.S. Navy Guam Public Water System Disinfection By-Product Control Study and Fena Lake Evaluation

03/06/2013 to 05/04/2015

$238,181 (includes a $29,484 travel line-item)

100%

3

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Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., West Palm Beach, FL

Drinking Water Quality, Treatment and Distribution Systems Operations Research and Environmental Engineering Studies

10/01/2012 to 09/28/2015

$237,000

100%

4

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Title:



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Funding Value:

Responsibility:

St. John’s River Water Management District, Palatka, FL

Systems Evaluation of the Cost and Effectiveness of Different Treatment Techniques for Removal of Total Phosphorus from Surface Waters in the Middle St. Johns River Basin, Florida

09/24/2012 to 4/30/2014

$241,197

100%

5

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Responsibility:

Water Research Foundation, Denver, CO

Pretreatment of Low Alkalinity Organic-Laden Surface Water Prior to a Coagulation-Ultrafiltration Membrane Process

09/12/2012 to 03/01/2015

$150,000

100%

6

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Title:



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Funding Value:

Responsibility:

Orlando Utilities Commission, Orlando, Florida

Orlando Utilities Commission Desk-Top Evaluation an Ideas Exchange Regarding Legionella in the Potable Water Systems of Health Care Facilities

12/16/2011 to 08/19/2012

$22,750

100%

7

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Title:

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Responsibility:

Carollo Engineers, Sarasota, FL (on behalf of Sarasota County Government)

Sarasota County Dona Bay Jar Testing Treatability Support

9/14/2011 to 12/31/2013

$77,270

100%

8

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Dates:

Funding Value:

Responsibility:

Austin, Tsutsumi & Associates, Inc., Honolulu, HI (on behalf of County of Maui Water Supply)

County of Maui Department of Water Supply Pi’iholo Water Treatment Plant Miex® and Carbon Column Total Organic Carbon Reduction Pilot Plant Testing Assistance and Data Evaluation – Applied Research

8/4/2011 to 12/31/2014

$148,409

100%

9

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Funding Value:

Responsibility:

Harn R/O Systems, Inc., Venice, FL (on behalf of Toyobo Co., Osaka, Japan)

Ultrafiltration Membrane Process Research Pilot Testing at Alameda County Water District’s Mission San Jose Surface Water Treatment Plant, Fremont, CA

09/01/2010 to 12/31/2015

$222,914

100%

10

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Title:


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Funding Value:

Responsibility:

Envisors, LLC, Winter Haven, FL (on behalf of Town of Lake Hamilton, FL)

Determination of Total Sulfide Content of Lake Hamilton’s Drinking Water Well

04/02/2010 to 09/01/2010

$1,300

100%

11

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Title:


Dates:

Funding Value:

Responsibility:

Harn R/O Systems, Inc., Venice, FL (on behalf of Toyobo Co., Osaka, Japan)

Ultrafiltration Membrane Process Beta-Testing at Manatee County’s Surface Water Treatment Plant, Bradenton, FL

03/03/2010 to 5/5/2013

$158, 600

100%

12

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Title:


Dates:

Funding Value:

Responsibility:

RosTek Associates, Inc., Tampa, FL (on behalf of the Town of Jupiter, FL)

Nanofiltration Permeate Post-Treatment and Process Blending Impacts on Distribution System Water Quality

01/25/2010 – 09/28/2012

$149,952

100%

13

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Title:


Dates:

Funding Value:

Responsibility:

City of Sarasota Public Works and Utilities, Sarasota, FL

Reverse Osmosis Process Assessment Study and Verna Nanofiltration Process Eval.

10/26/2009 to 12/31/2014

$566,534

100%

14

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Title:

Dates:

Funding Value:

Responsibility:

Jones Edmunds & Associates, Inc., Gainesville, FL

East Putnam Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Facility

08/26/2009 to 07/31/2010

$9,906

100%

15

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Title:


Dates:

Funding Value:

Responsibility:

Polk County Government, Bartow, FL

Evaluation of Alternative Sulfide Treatment Processes for Polk County Utilities Imperial Lakes and Turner Road Water Supplies

09/24/2008 – 09/30/2010

$124,749

100%

16

Sponsor:

Title:

Dates:

Funding Value:

Responsibility:

UCF-Office of Research and Commercialization (Internal Award)

I.H: Effects of Stray Current on the Corrosion of Rebars

05/01/2008 to 09/01/2009

$3,750 as co-PI (Total Project $7,500)

50%

17

Sponsor:

Title:

Dates:

Funding Value:

Responsibility:

City of Sarasota Public Works and Utilities, Sarasota, FL

Water Quality Laboratory Testing

04/01/2008 to 09/15/2008

$1,485

100%

18

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Funding Value:

Responsibility:

Water Research Foundation (former Awwa Research Foundation), Denver, CO

Post-Treatment Stabilization of Desalinated Water (RFP 4079)

11/01/2007 to 05/01/2010

$141,367

100%

19

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Title:

Dates:

Funding Value:

Responsibility:

UCF Research Foundation: Jones Edmunds & Associates, Inc., Gainesville, FL

Jones Edmunds Research Fund – Basic Research

06/12/2007 to 04/153/2016

$75,000

100%

 

Total*

$2,645,768

NOTE: *Approximate total does not include PI Balance Account (Internal) and is without any co-PI splits.
TOTAL FUNDING PRIOR TO ENTERING UCF - 1996-2006: $10,760,000

 

 

Keynote Presentations and Addresses (Invited)

  • 2014. Florida Neighborhoods Conference Orange County, Florida. “Strategic Environmental Engineering Infrastructure Plan for the Bithlo Rural Community.” Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando 6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando Florida 32819. July 11, 2014.
  • 2010. American Membrane Technology Association’s Membrane Treatment in the Caribbean Technology Transfer Workshop, InterContinental Resort and Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico, January 19-21, 2010. Presented “The American Membrane Technology Association’s Leadership Role in the Application of Membrane Technology in North America.” Other keynote presenters included Humphrey Gouverneur, Ir., Caribbean Desalination Association President, Cyprian Gibson, Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association, and Warner Palermo, Puerto Rico Water and Environment Association President.  
  • Innovation in Water Technologies for Preparedness, Security and Longevity, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 10-12, 2006. Served as keynote for Closing General Session and presented "Upcountry Maui Corrosion Control: Scratching out a Solution" to members of the Hawaii Section of the American Water Works Association.
  • 2000. Membrane Technology Conference, Royal Society of Chemistry and European Desalination Society, Lancaster, England, March 26-29, 2000. Served as keynote speaker for the first international conference on membranes to be held in the United Kingdom. Presented "Membrane Case Studies: Past, Present Future" to members of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the European Desalting Society (EDS).
  • 1998. Conference on Membranes in Drinking and Industrial Water Production, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 21-24, 1998. Served as keynote speaker for the international conference on membranes in conjunction with AquaTech98. Presented "The Role of Membranes in Drinking Water Production in the United States" to members of the International Water Services Association, the European Desalting Association, and the American Water Works Association (AWWA).

Presentations

  1. “Spray Aeration as a Trihalomethane Control Measure.” Hawaii Water Works Association 53rd Annual Conference: Knowledge Collaboration & Learning for Water Management, Kauai Marriott Resort, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii (October 15-17, 2014).
  2. “Membrane Filtration Processes” and “Distribution System Water Quality.” Fundamentals of Drinking Water Treatment. College of Engineering Department of Engineering and Professional Development. University of Wisconsin. Madison, WI (June 23-25, 2014).
  3. “Effect of Surface Morphology on Mass Transfer and Fouling Behavior of RO Membrane Processes.” Proceedings of the American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exhibition. Boston, MA (June 9-12, 2014).
  4. “Integration of Air Stripping in Storage Tanks for Controlling Trihalomethanes.” 2014 Hawaii Water Conference, Hawaii Section AWWA and Hawaii Water Environment Association. Uniting Hawaii’s Water Resources. Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, HI (May 6-May 9, 2014).
  5. “Post-Treatment Challenges of Replacing Lime Softening with Nanofiltration.” 2014 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition, American Water Works Association and American Membrane Technology Association. Las Vegas, NV (March 10-March 14, 2014).
  6. “Treatment of Organic Laden Surface Water.” 2014 Florida Water Resources Conference: Water Balancing of Supply and Demand Conference, Orlando, FL (April 6-April 9, 2014).
  7. “Effect of Surface Morphology on Mass Transfer and Fouling Behavior of Reverse Osmosis Membrane Processes.” 2013 Florida Section AWWA Fall Conference. Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate: Orlando, FL. (December 1-December 5, 2013).
  8. “Treatment of Organic Laden Surface Water.” 2013 Hawaii Works Association Annual Conference, Makena Beach and Golf Resort, Wailai, HI (October 23-October 24, 2013).
  9. “Optimizing a Community’s Fresh and Brackish Water Supplies with an Aeration, Ion-Exchange and Reverse Osmosis Treatment Portfolio.” 2013 Professional Program of the American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exhibition. Denver, CO (June 9-13, 2013).
  10. “Impact of Bottled Water Storage Duration and Location on Bacteriological Quality.” 2013 Florida Water Resources Water Visions Conference. Orlando, FL (April 28-May1, 2013).
  11. “Controlling Disinfection By-Products Originating from a Volcanic Surface Water Supply.” 2013 Florida Water Resources Water Visions Conference, Orlando, FL (April 28-May1, 2013).
  12. “Balancing Fresh and Brackish Water Supplies with Aeration, Ion-Exchange and Reverse Osmosis Processes.” Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall Conference Managing Responsibility: It’s All One Water. Orlando, FL (November 25 – November 29, 2012).
  13. “Emerging Issues in Water Distribution Systems.” Florida Rural Water Association 2012 Annual Conference. Daytona Beach Convention Center, Daytona Beach, FL (August 13-16, 2012).
  14. “Membrane Mathematics.” Southeast Desalting Association Spring Conference, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs, FL (June 17-20, 2012).
  15. “Secondary Impacts of Alternative Cleaning and Backwash Chemicals on Ultrafiltration.” American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exhibition. Dallas, TX (June 10-14, 2012).
  16. “Emerging Issues Related to Premise Plumbing.” Emerging Issues Facing Potable Distribution Systems Workshop. 87th Annual Florida Water Resources Conf. Orlando, FL (April 28-May 2, 2012).
  17. “Pi’iholo Water Treatment Plant Carbon Reduction to Control Disinfection By-Products Formation.” Hawaii Section AWWA 38th Annual Conference- Convention Center, Honolulu, HI; April 18, 2012.
  18. “Applying Green Chemistry to Resolve Membrane Backwash Recycle Stream Interferences with Conventional Coagulation Processes and the Replacement of Traditional Membrane Cleaning Solutions.” American Water Works Association and American Membrane Technology Association Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition. Glendale, AZ (February 27 – March 1, 2012)
  19. “The Effect of Stay Current on the Integrity of Continuous and Discontinous Reinforcing Bars Embedded in Concrete Infrastructure.” Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall Conference Protecting Florida’s Water Infrastructure. Orlando, FL (Nov. 27 – Dec. 1, 2011).
  20. “The Emergence of Forward Osmosis and Pressure Retarded Osmotic Processes for Drinking Water Treatment.” Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall Conference Protecting Florida’s Water Infrastructure. Orlando, FL (Nov. 27 – Dec. 1, 2011).
  21. “Integrating Ultrafiltration within Conventional Coagulation Facilities and the Unintended Consequence of Membrane Maintenance Chemical Entering Conventional Recycle Streams.” 2011 American Membrane Technology Association/Southeast Desalting Association 2011 Joint Conference and Exposition, “Membranes are the Solution.” Miami Beach, FL (July 17-21, 2011).
  22. “Distribution System Water Quality: Pipe Corrosion Processes, DBPs and Blending.” Fundamentals of Drinking Water Treatment. College of Engineering Department of Engineering and Professional Development. University of Wisconsin. Madison, WI (May 17-19, 2011).
  23. “Membrane Filtration Processes.” Fundamentals of Drinking Water Treatment. College of Engineering Department of Engineering and Professional Development. University of Wisconsin. Madison, WI (May 17-19, 2011).
  24. “Submerged versus Pressure Membrane Applications.” American Membrane Technology Association Technology Transfer Workshop, Ohio to the Outer Banks, Dayton, OH (May 23-25, 2011).
  25. “Predictive Modeling of Sulfide Removal in Tray Aerators.” Florida Water Resources Conference Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Orlando, FL (May 1- May 3, 2011).
  26. “Nanofiltration Solutions to Address the Stage 2 Disinfectant/Disinfection By-Products Rule.” Proceedings of Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall Conference Implementing our Future. Orlando, FL (November 28 – December 2, 2010).
  27. “Pipe Corrosion Processes-Problems and Prevention.” Improving and Upgrading Municipal Water Distribution Systems. University of Wisconsin College of Engineering Dept. of Engineering and Prof. Develop. on behalf of Prince William County Service Authority, Woodbridge, VA (Oct. 19-20, 2010)
  28. “Determination of Total Iodide in Seawater Permeate.” AMTA Annual Conference & Exposition; San Diego, CA (July 12-15, 2010).
  29. “History of Synthetic Membrane Processes and Forward Osmosis.” AMTA/Statkraft 2nd Osmosis Membrane Summit. San Diego, CA (July 11-12, 2010).
  30. “Corrosion and Pipe Integrity.” Improving and Upgrading Municipal Water Distribution Systems. College of Engineering Department of Engineering and Professional Development. University of Wisconsin. Madison, WI (June 17-18, 2010)
  31. “Membrane Processes; Adsorption Processes; Distribution System Water Quality.” Fundamentals of Drinking Water Treatment. College of Engineering Department of Engineering and Professional Development. University of Wisconsin. Madison, WI (June 14-16, 2010).
  32. “Tightening the Membranes - Nano and RO Membranes: Why do I need more pressure?” American Membrane Technology Association Membrane Treatment in the Heart of the Great Smoky Mountains Technology Transfer Workshop. Marriott Knoxville Hotel, Knoxville, TN (May 4-6, 2010).
  33. “Desalination Permeate Conditioning and Handling Needs.” American Membrane Technology Association Membrane Treatment in the Caribbean Technology Transfer Workshop, InterContinental Resort and Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico (January 19-21, 2010).
  34. “Desalination Post Treatment Strategies.” Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall 2009 Conference, Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld, Orlando, FL (Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2009).
  35. “Post-Treatment of Desalinated Water.” AWWA Water Quality Technology Conference. Seattle, WA. (October 26 – 29, 2009).
  36. “What the Future Holds for Membrane Processes.” Florida Section American Water Works Association Region III Young Professionals Seminar. Orlando, FL (August 27, 2009).
  37. “Post Treatment Stabilization & Distribution System Issues.” Southeast Desalting Assoc. Spring Symposium: Making the Best of Existing Infrastructure, Clearwater, FL (June 7-10, 2009).
  38. “Recent Advancements in Membrane Technology.” American Membrane Technology Association Technology Transfer Workshop, Baltimore, MD (May 18-20, 2009).
  39. “Membrane Processes; Adsorption Processes; Distribution System Water Quality.” Fundamentals of Drinking Water Treatment. College of Engineering Department of Engineering and Professional Development. University of Wisconsin. Madison, WI (May 12-14, 2009).
  40. “Desalination Post-Treatment Considerations.” Florida Section AWWA Fall 2008 Conference, Renaissance Orlando Resort at Seaworld, Orlando, FL (Nov. 30 – Dec. 3, 2008).
  41. “Drinking Water Quality & Treatment: Nanoscience Opportunities?” Presentation to the UCF NanoScience Technology Center, Orlando, FL (November 12, 2008).
  42. “Stabilization of RO Treated Water.” Hawaii Water Works Assoc. Conf. 2008: Pipe Dreams–Meeting Increased Customer Demands. Grand Wailea Spa, Wailea, Maui, Hawaii (Oct. 29-31, 2008).
  43. “New Membrane Technologies and Advancements.” American Membrane Technology Association Technology Transfer Workshop – Membrane Use in the Great Lakes Area. Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin (October 1-2, 2008).
  44. “Strategies for Addressing Endocrine Disruptors, Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products” Florida Section American Water Works Association Region III Young Professionals Summer Workshop – Emerging Compounds of Concern (August 28, 2008).
  45. “Considerations for Blending Permeate into Water Distribution Systems.” 2008 Joint AMTA and SEDA Conference and Exposition. Naples, Florida (July 14-17, 2008).
  46. “Industry Advancements: Membranes, Pressure Vessels and Floating Seawater Desalting Facilities.” 2008 Joint American Membrane Technology Association and Southeast Desalting Association Conference and Exposition. Naples, Florida (July 14-17, 2008).
  47. “DBPs – Pros and Cons of Chloramines & Nitrification.” Florida Rural Water Association 2008 Annual Conference, Daytona Beach, Florida (July 1, 2008).
  48. “Stabilization of Desalted Water Supplies” 2008 AWWA Annual Conference and Exhibition. Atlanta, Georgia (June 8-12, 2008).
  49. “Basic Membrane Operations.” Southwest Membrane Operator Association Technology Transfer Workshop Hands-On Reverse Osmosis Water Plant Operator Training.” Alameda County Water District, Freemont, California (May 29, 2008).
  50. “Membrane Process Technologies Parts I to VI” Fundamentals of Drinking Water Treatment. College of Engineering Department of Engineering and Professional Development. University of Wisconsin. Madison, Wisconsin (May 5-6, 2008).
  51. “New Membrane Technologies and Advancements.” AMTA Technology Transfer Workshop, Charleston, SC (May 7-8, 2008).
  52. “Total Organic Carbon Removal from Volcanic Water Supplies.” Hawaii Section American Water Works Association 34th Annual Conference – Only Tap Water Delivers.” Pacific Beach Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii (April 30 – May 2, 2008).
  53. “Membrane Processes for Water Treatment” Jones Edmunds University. Jones Edmunds & Associates, Inc Corporate Offices, Gainesville, Florida (April 18, 2008).
  54. “General Session and Membrane Basics.” Southwest Membrane Operators Association 2008 Annual Symposium “Membranes on the Move.” Kona Kai Resort, San Diego, California (Feb 3-6, 2008).
  55. “Membrane Autopsies.” AMTA Technology Transfer Workshop. Membrane Applications Meet Islander’s Needs. Honolulu, Hawaii (December 12-13, 2007).
  56. “Use of Membrane Forensics for Solving Operational Problems in Desalting Facilities.” World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse – Desalination: Quenching a Thirst. Palacio de Congresos de Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain (October 21-26, 2007)
  57. “Membrane Filtration Systems; Adsorption; Ion-Exchange; Aeration.” Fundamentals of Drinking Water Treatment. College of Engineering Department of Engineering and Professional Development. University of Wisconsin. Madison; at USBR Center, Bismark, ND (September 18 – 19, 2007).
  58. “Conversion from Ground Water to Surface Water – The Kauai Grove Farm Project.” AWWA Annual Conference and Exposition. Toronto, Canada. (June 11-13, 2007).
  59. “Membrane Processes.” Southeast Desalting Association 2007 Symposium, Wave of the Future Expansion & Modification of Membrane Plants. Ft. Lauderdale, FL (June 3-6, 2007).
  60. “Water Quality Deterioration in Distribution Systems.” Florida Department of Environmental Protection 2007 Drinking Water Annual Meeting, St. Petersburg, FL (May 31, 2007).
  61. “Membrane Forensics and its Value to Membrane Water Plants.” AWWA Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition, Tampa, FL (March 18-21, 2007).
  62. “Technical Interactions with Customers Experiencing Plumbing Corrosion.” Florida Section AWWA 2006 Annual Conference, Renaissance Resort at SeaWorld, Orlando, FL (November 26-30, 2006).
  63. “Membrane Technologies.” Fundamentals of Membrane Filtration. College of Engineering Department of Engineering and Professional Development. University of Wisconsin. Madison, WI (October 11-12, 2006).
  64. “Membrane Forensics and Troubleshooting Membrane Facilities.” 2006 AMTA Biennial Conference and Exposition – Desalination Comes of Age. Anaheim, CA (July 31-Aug 2, 2006).
  65. “Chemistry for Membrane Treatment.” Southeast Desalting Association June 2006 Symposium – Advancing Membrane Treatment Together. Captiva Island (June 26-28, 2006).
  66. “An Overview of Membrane Technologies.” Selecting and Operating Membrane Filtration Plants. College of Engineering Department of Engineering and Professional Development. University of Wisconsin. Madison, WI (May 24-25, 2006).
  67. “UpCountry Maui Corrosion Control: Scratching out a Solution.” Hawaii Section AWWA 32nd Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI (May 10-12, 2006).
  68. “Post Treatment and Distribution System Impacts.” AWWA 2006 Desalination Symposium. Honolulu, HI (May 7-9, 2006).
  69. “Chloramines and Coliform – Should You Be Concerned?” 2006 Florida Water Resources Conference – Water the Limited Resource. Orlando, FL (April 9-12, 2006).
  70. “Causal Factors of Corrosion.” Florida Section AWWA Corrosion Control and Monitoring Techniques Seminar. Orlando, FL (March 30, 2006).
  71. “Impacts of Blending Treated Surface Water with Groundwater.” Florida Section AWWA Workshop – Surface Water Treatment. Orlando, FL (February 14, 2006).
  72. “Desalination and Other Options for Addressing Saltwater Intrusion.” AWWA Distribution Systems Symposium Conference and Exhibition. Tampa, FL (September 18, 2005).
  73. “Realistic Measures and Technologies to Prevent Saltwater Intrusion for Small Water Systems.” AWWA Distribution Systems Symposium. Tampa, FL (Sept. 18, 2005).
  74. “Distribution System Considerations.” American Membrane Technology Association 2005 Symposium. Minneapolis, MN (August 1-3, 2005).
  75. “Post-Treatment.” South Central Desalting Association – Working With Membrane Technologies. San Antonio, TX (July 21-22, 2005).
  76. “Hydrogen Sulfide.” Florida Department of Environmental Protection 2005 Annual Drinking Water Workshop. Sarasota, FL (July 6-8, 2005).
  77. “Drinking Water Quality Regulations: Drivers for Membrane Treatment Facilities.” Southeast Desalting Association Spring Symposium, Bonita Springs, FL (June 26-29, 2005).
  78. “Chloramines and Internal Corrosion – Is there a Connection?” 2005 Florida Water Resources Conference Water Essentials. Jacksonville, FL (April 24-27, 2005).
  79. “You Can’t Hide from Hydrogen Sulfide.” Florida Section AWWA 2004 Conference. Orlando, FL (November 14-18, 2004).
  80. “Corrosion Control Study for UpCountry Maui.” Hawaii Water Works 2004 Conference. Wailea, Maui, HI. (October 20-22, 2004).
  81. “Desalination in Hawaii – Can We Afford It or Can We not Afford to Do It?” Hawaii Water Works 2004 Conference. Wailea, Maui, HI. (October 20-22, 2004).
  82. “Drinking Water Quality Regs – The Current Outlook & Timeline.” AMTA/SEDA Joint Symposium. Membranes-Florida’s Conventional Water Treatment. Duck Key, FL (Sept. 26-28, 2004).
  83. “Post Treatment: Disinfection Corrosion Control.” Southeast Desalting Association June 2004 Symposium. Stuart, FL (June 27-30, 2004).
  84. “Membrane Processes Advance Safe Drinking Water.” Hawaii Section AWWA 30th Annual Conference. Honolulu, HI (May 12-14, 2004).
  85. “Membranes and Biofouling – A Slimy Situation.” 2004 Florida Water Resources Conference Integrating Water Resources for the Future. Kissimmee, FL (April 4-7, 2004).
  86. “Membrane Pretreatment for Seawater RO Desalination.” 2004 Florida Water Resources Conference Integrating Water Resources for the Future. Kissimmee, FL (April 4-7, 2004).
  87. “U.S. Pilot Studies.” International Desalination Association Workshop, The Importance of Pretreatment in Reverse Osmosis Desalination. Tampa, FL (March 25-26, 2004).
  88. “Florida Water Treatment Processes – Cost and Quality.” University of Central Florida Drinking Water Conf. – Water Resources for the Decade. Orlando, FL (March 9, 2004).
  89. “Use of Membranes for the Removal of TDS from Surface Water Supplies.” AWWA 2004 Inorganic Contaminants Workshop. Reno, NV (February 1-3, 2004).
  90. “Drinking Water Quality and Regulatory Compliance.” American Membrane Technology Association Membrane Plant Management School. Kill Devil Hills, NC (December 2003).
  91. “Understanding Membranes: Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration.” Southeast Desalting Association Symposium, Membranes are to the Point. Bonita Springs, FL (October 2003).
  92. “Retrofit Conversion of the Largest Hollow-Fiber Desalting Plant in the United States.” IDA World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse. Paradise Island, Bahamas (Oct., 2003).
  93. “State-of-the-Art Filtration Technologies.” Office of Naval Research Water Desalination Workshop, USBR, TARDEC. Crystal City, VA (May 2003).
  94. “Process Conversion of the City of Sarasota’s Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant.” Florida Water Resources Conference. Tampa, FL (May 2003).
  95. “Blending Multiple Source Waters into a Common Water Distribution System.” Increasing Customer Confidence During Challenging Times. Hawaii Section AWWA 29th Annual Conference. Honolulu, HI (May 2003).
  96. “State-of-the-Art Filtration Systems.” National Defense Industrial Association Petroleum and Water Systems Symposium II. Norfolk, VA (April 2003).
  97. “Principles and Practices for Upgrading Older Desalting Facilities.” AWWA 2003 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition. Atlanta, GA (March 2003).
  98. “Non-traditional Membrane Manufacturer Testing.” AWWA 2003 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition. Atlanta, GA (March 2003).
  99. “Al Qaeda and Your Water.” Florida Section American Water Works Association 2002 Seminar and Exhibits. Palm Harbor, FL (November 2002).
  100. “Membrane Process Mathematics.” Southeast Desalting Association Back to the Basics Conference. Orlando, FL (October 2002).
  101. “Scale Inhibitor and Recovery Optimization for a Brackish Water Supply: Pilot Test Results, Full-Scale Experiences.” IWA Membranes in Drinking and Industrial Water Production. Műlheim, Germany (September 2002).
  102. “Scale Inhibitor and Recovery Optimization for a Brackish Water Supply: Pilot Test Results and Full-Scale Experiences.” American Membrane Tech. Assoc. Biennial Conf. Tampa, FL (Aug. 2002).
  103. “Optimizing Corrosion Control in Water Distribution Systems.” Awwa Research Foundation Technology Transfer Conference. Seattle, WA (August 2002).
  104. “The Filtration Spectrum: MF and UF Fundamentals and the Role of Membrane Filtration is Surface Water Treatment.” Southeast Desalting Association Annual Membranes in the New Millennium Symposium. Cape Captiva, FL (June 2002).
  105. “Membrane Technology.” Workshop on Retrofitting and Optimizing the Operation of Drinking Water Treatment Plants. Department of Engineering Professional Development, University of Wisconsin-Madison, held in Madison, WI (May 2002).
  106. “On-Line Electrochemical Noise Corrosion Monitoring in Potable Water Distribution Systems.” Exploring Development Opportunities for Safe Water. Hawaii Section AWWA 28th Annual Conference. Honolulu, HI (May 2002).
  107. “Removal of Hydrogen Sulfide from Groundwater Supplies and Residuals Control.” AWWA Inorganic Contaminants Workshop. San Diego, CA (February 2002).
  108. “Membranes for Water Reuse.” Emerging Issues Facing Water Reuse. Florida Water Environment Association Seminar. Lake Buena Vista, FL (January 2002).
  109. “Membrane Technology.” Workshop on Retrofitting and Optimizing the Operation of Drinking Water Treatment Plants. Department of Engineering Professional Development, University of Wisconsin-Madison, held in Orlando, FL (January 2002).
  110. “Drinking Water Quality and Regulatory Compliance.” American Membrane Technology/Southeast Desalting Association Technology Transfer Workshop. Palm Coast, FL (December 2001).
  111. “Hyperfiltration – Florida’s Most Successful Drought Management Technique.” Florida Section AWWA 2001 Seminar and Exhibits. Palm Harbor, FL (November 2001).
  112. “Upgrading Older Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plants.” California-Nevada AWWA Fall Conference, Palm Springs, CA (October 2001).
  113. “Effects of Electrical Grounding on Pipe Integrity and Shock Hazard.” Valley Counties Water Association Conference. Hanford, CA (September 2001).
  114. “Design of Membrane Treatment Systems.” Workshop on Retrofitting and Optimizing the Operation of Drinking Water Treatment Plants. Department of Engineering Professional Development, University of Wisconsin Madison, held in Las Vegas, NV (August 2001).
  115. “Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration Technology: Inorganic, Softening and Organics Control.” American Membrane Technology Association Annual Symposium, Isle of Palms, SC (August 2001).
  116. “Reverse Osmosis Basics: Mathematics.” SEDA Annual Symposium, Membranes and the New Millennium. Naples, FL (June 2001).
  117. “Membrane Technology.” Workshop on Retrofitting and Optimizing the Operation of Drinking Water Treatment Plants. Department of Engineering Professional Development, University of Wisconsin Madison, held in Madison, WI (May 2001).
  118. “Membrane Processes for Small System Compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act.” 3rd NSF International Symposium-Small Potable Water/Wastewater Systems. Washington, D.C. (April 2001).
  119. “Costs of Membrane Processes.” 2001 AWWA Membrane Technology Conference and Exhibition. San Antonio, TX (March 2001).
  120. “Membrane Replacement in Reverse Osmosis Facilities.” 2001 AWWA Membrane Technology Conference and Exhibition: The Future of Purer Water. San Antonio, TX (March 2001).
  121. “Membrane Technology.” Workshop on Retrofitting and Optimizing the Operation of Drinking Water Treatment Plants. Department of Engineering Professional Development, University of Wisconsin Madison, held in Kissimmee, FL (January 2001).
  122. “Integration of Lime Softening and Ultrafiltration for Surface Water Treatment: A Powerful Water Quality Combination.” AWWA Water Quality Technology Conference. Salt Lake City, UT (November 2000).
  123. “Integrating an Immersed Membrane Ultrafiltration Process into an Existing Lime Softening Water Treatment Plant.” International Conference on Membranes in Drinking and Industrial Water Production, International Water Association, AWWA, European Desalination Society, and Japan Water Works Association. Paris, France (October 2000).
  124. “Water Utility Issues.” Guam Society of Professional Engineers Meeting. Agana, Guam, Mariana Islands (October 2000).
  125. “Membrane Replacement in Desalting Facilities.” International Conference on Membranes in Drinking and Industrial Water Production, International Water Association, AWWA, European Desalination Society, and Japan Water Works Association. Paris, France (Oct. 2000).
  126. “Membrane Processes and the Design of Membrane Treatment Systems.” Workshop on Retrofitting and Optimizing the Operation of Drinking Water Treatment Plants. Department of Engineering Professional Development, University of Wisconsin Madison in cooperation with the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, held in Las Vegas, NV (August 2000).
  127. “Assessment of Integrated Membrane Systems for a Coastal Florida Surface Water Supply.” American Desalting Association’s 2000 North American Biennial Conference and Exposition, 21st Century Water Challenges. South Lake Tahoe, NV (August 2000).
  128. “Disinfection By-Product Chemistry.” Florida Rural Water Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL (August 2000).
  129. “Process and the Design of Membrane Treatment Systems.” Workshop on Retrofitting and Optimizing the Operation of Drinking Water Treatment Plants. Department of Engineering Professional Development, University of Wisconsin Madison in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, held in Ann Arbor, MI (July 2000).
  130. “Future Forecasts for Membranes.” SEDA Biannual Desalting Symposium. Jupiter, FL (June 2000).
  131. “Equipment Technology Verification Protocols – Quality and Utility to Consulting Engineers.” Georgia Environmental Protection Depart. Conference, Atlanta, GA (May 2000).
  132. “Engineering and Construction Considerations for Integrated Membrane Systems.” Georgia Environmental Protection Department Conference, Atlanta, GA (May 2000).
  133. “Membrane Replacement at the City of Sarasota’s Hollow-Fiber Desalting Facility.” 2000 Florida Water Resources Conference, Tampa, FL (April 2000).
  134. “Membrane Case Studies: Past, Present, Future.” International Conference on Membrane Technology in Water and Wastewater Treatment. European Desalination Society and Royal Society of Chemistry. Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom (March 2000).
  135. “Disinfection and Corrosion Control.” Southeast Desalting Association Biannual Desalination Symposium, Water Supplies for Southeastern United States and Caribbean, Orlando, FL (Nov. 1999).
  136. “The Chemistry of Disinfection By-Products.” Florida Depart. of Environmental Protection 1999 Water Facilities Meeting Drinking Water Session, Clearwater, FL (June 1999).
  137. “Future Forecasts for Membrane Processes in the United States.” Southeast Desalting Association Desalination Symposium, Sundial Beach Resort, Sanibel Island, FL (June1999).
  138. “Comparison of Hollow-Fiber and Spiral-Wound Ultra-Low Pressure Membrane Technologies on a Brackish Ground Water.” 1999 Florida Water Resources Conference, Tallahassee, FL (April 1999).
  139. “Interstage Turbines as Self-Regulating Osmotic Pressure Control Valves in a Desalting Facility.” 1999 AWWA Membrane Technologies Conference. Long Beach, CA (March 1999).
  140. “Comparison of Hollow-Fiber and Spiral-Wound Ultra-Low Pressure Membrane Technologies on a Brackish Groundwater.” AWWA Membrane Technologies Conf. Long Beach, CA (March 1999).
  141. “The Olivenhain Water Supply Project and Integrated Membrane Systems.” National Water Research Institute Microfiltration II Conference, San Diego, CA (November 1998).
  142. “Engineering and Construction Considerations for Integrated Membrane Systems.” 1998 Florida Section Annual Conference, Orlando, FL (November 1998).
  143. “Protocols for the Removal of Synthetic Organic Chemical Contaminants & Radionuclides by Membrane Technologies.” 1998 AWWA Water Quality Tech. Conf., San Diego, CA (Nov., 1998).
  144. “Impact of Wet-Pipe Fire Sprinkler Systems on Drinking Water Quality.” Association of State Drinking Water Administrators 1998 Annual Conference, Keystone, CO (Oct., 1998).
  145. “Membrane Technology and Water Quality.” 86th Annual Texas Municipal League Conference, San Antonio, TX (October 1998).
  146. “Post Treatment and Disinfection.” Southeast Desalting Association Operating the Membrane Plant Post-Treatment and Cleaning Workshop, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Oct. 1998).
  147. “The Role of Membranes in Drinking Water Production in the United States.” 1998 Conference on Membranes in Drinking and Industrial Water Production, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, (Sept. 1998).
  148. “Impact of Wet-Pipe Fire Sprinkler Systems on Drinking Water Quality.” AWWA Research Foundation Technology Transfer Workshop, San Francisco, CA (August 1998).
  149. “Investigation of the Causal Factors of Performance Decline in a Hollow-Fiber Desalting Facility.” 1998 American Desalting Association Biennial Conf. and Expo, Williamsburg, VA (August 1998).
  150. “Removal of Hydrogen Sulfide.” Florida Department of Environmental Protection 1998 Annual Meeting, Safety Harbor, FL (July 1998).
  151. “Water Quality Challenges.” Florida Department of Environmental Protection 1998 Annual Meeting, Safety Harbor, FL (July 1998).
  152. “Membrane Process Mathematics.” Southeast Desalting Association Operating the Membrane Plant Treatment Train Operation Workshop, Ft. Myers, FL (June 1998).
  153. “Enhanced Coagulation and TOC Removal for a Florida Surface Water Supply.” 1998 AWWA Annual Conference and Exhibition, Dallas, TX (June 1998).
  154. “Innovative Use of an Interstage Turbine for Energy Recovery and Enhanced Water Production at a Membrane Desalting Facility.” 1998 AWWA Annual Conference, Dallas, TX (June 1998).
  155. “Impact of Wet-Pipe Fire Sprinkler Systems on Drinking Water Quality.” American Backflow Prevention Association Conference, Tempe, Arizona (April 1998).
  156. “Enhanced Coagulation and TOC Removal for a Florida Surface Water Supply.” 1998 Florida Water Resources Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (April 1998).
  157. “Innovative Use of an Interstage Turbine for Energy Recovery and Enhanced Water Production at a Membrane Desalting Facility.” 1998 Florida Water Resources Conf., Ft. Lauderdale, FL (April 1998).
  158. “Impact of Wet-Pipe Fire Sprinkler Systems on Drinking Water Quality.” New England AWWA Joint Operations Conference, Marlborough, MA (March 1998).
  159. “Carbonic Acid Air Stripping Process for Hydrogen Sulfide Removal.” 1998 AWWA Inorganics Contaminants Workshop, San Antonio, TX (February 1998).
  160. “Impact of Wet-Pipe Fire Sprinkler Systems on Drinking Water Quality.” AWWA Research Foundation Technology Transfer Workshop, The Research Advantage: Putting Breakthroughs in Drinking Water Science to Work for You, Atlanta, GA (February 1998).
  161. “Basic Feed Water Chemistry.” Southeast Desalting Association Operating the Membrane Plant Workshop, Key Largo, FL (October 1997).
  162. “Investigation of Calcium Sulfate Supersaturation to Increase Yield from a Limited Resource.” 1997 IDA World Congress in Desalination and Water Reuse, Madrid, Spain (October 1997).
  163. “Implementation of Lead and Copper Corrosion Control Demonstration Test Programs for Three Florida Utilities.” 1997 AWWA Annual Conference and Exhibition, Atlanta, GA (June 1997).
  164. “Impacts of Wet-Pipe Fire Sprinkler Systems on Drinking Water Quality.” AWWA Research Foundation Technology Transfer Workshop for Managers Only, Meeting the Management Challenge Through Research, Galvaston Island, TX (May 1997).
  165. “Post-Treatment.” Southeast Desalting Association Membrane Processes for Water Treatment Workshop, Longboat Key, FL (May 1997).
  166. “Impacts of Wet-Pipe Fire Sprinkler Systems on Drinking Water Quality: Inorganic, Organic and Microbiological Findings.” 1997 Florida Water Resources Conference, Orlando, FL (April 1997).
  167. “Basic Water Chemistry.” 1996 Florida Department of Environmental Protection Annual Meeting, Naples, FL (October 1996).
  168. “Post-Treatment, Degassification, Blending, Chlorination, and pH Adjustment.” SEDA Operating the Membrane Plant Part III Post Treatment Workshop. Key Largo, FL (October 1996).
  169. “Coping with a Variable TDS Brackish Water During the Retrofit Expansion of a Desalting Facility.” 1996 American Desalting Association Biennial Conf. Exhibit., Monterey, CA (Aug. 1996).
  170. "Impact of Wet-Pipe Fire Sprinkler Systems on Drinking Water Quality: Inorganic, Organic and Microbiological Findings." 1996 AWWA Annual Conference and Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (June 1996).
  171. “Grounding Can Affect Water Quality.” 1996 Florida Water Res. Conf., Ft. Myers, FL (May 1996).
  172. “Membrane Processes.” Florida Department of Environmental Protection Membrane Technology Workshop, Tampa, FL (March 1996).
  173. “Grounding Can Affect Water Quality.” AWWA Research Foundation Technology Transfer Workshop, Meeting the Management Challenge Through Research, Tampa, FL (February 1996).
  174. “Implementation of Lead and Copper Corrosion Control: Demonstration Test Programs for Three Central Florida Utilities.” 1995 Florida Water Resources Conference, Jacksonville, FL (April 1995).
  175. “Membrane Process Post-Treatment.” Southeast Desalting Association Membrane Processes for Water Treatment Conference, Kissimmee, FL (January 1995).
  176. “Comparison of Carbon Dioxide and Sulfuric Acid Pretreatment of Packed Towers for Hydrogen Sulfide Removal from Groundwater” 1994 AWWA Water Quality Technology Conference, San Francisco, CA (November 1994).
  177. “Comparison of Carbon Dioxide and Sulfuric Acid Pretreatment of Packed Towers for Hydrogen Sulfide Removal from Groundwater” 1994 Florida Water Resources Conf., Tampa, FL (Aug 1994).
  178. “Balancing Multiple Water Quality Requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act.” 1993 Florida Water Resources Conference, Orlando, FL (November 1993).
  179. “Membrane Process Post-Treatment.” AWWA Membrane Tech. Conf., Baltimore, MD (Aug. 1993)
  180. “Modeling the Permeate Transient Response in a Membrane Softening Process.” AWWA 1993 Annual Conference/Exposition, San Antonio, TX (June 1993)
  181. "Solute Charge and Molecular Weight Modeling for Prediction of Solute Mass Transfer Coefficients." 1992 Florida Water Resources Conference, Daytona Beach, FL (Oct. 1992).
  182. "Evaluation of the Homogeneous Solution Diffusion Model Using Membrane Mass Transfer Coefficients and Operational Parameters." AWWA 1992 Annual Conference/Exposition, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (June 1992).
  183. “Radionuclides in Membrane Concentrate Streams.” Florida Section AWWA Safe Drinking Water Act Seminar, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (May 1992).
  184. "Physical and Chemical Methods for Zebra Mussel Control." Florida Section American Chemical Society 1992 Annual Meeting, Cocoa Beach, FL (May 1992).
  185. “Florida’s Total Organic Carbon Problem and Trihalomethanes.” Florida Section AWWA Safe Drinking Water Act Seminar, Daytona Beach, FL (May 1991).
  186. “Synthetic Organic Compound Removal Using Nanofiltration.” Florida Section American Chemical Society 1991 Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL (May 1991).
  187. “Modeling Membrane Mass Transfer Using Dimensional Analysis.” AWWA Membrane Process Conference, Orlando, FL (March 1991).
  188. “Investigation and Modeling of Membrane Mass Transfer.” NWISA 1990 Biennial Conference, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL (August 1990).
  189. “SOC Rejection by Nanofiltration.” AWWA 1989 Annual Conf., Los Angeles, CA (July 1989).



Participation in Expert Workshops (Invited)

  • Water Research Foundation (formerly AwwaRF) Expert Workshops. Orlando, FL May 21-23, 2008; Irvine, CA, February 9, 2009 and Los Angeles, February 10, 2009; Post-Treatment Stabilization of Desalinated Water.
  • WateReuse Foundation Research Needs Workshop, San Diego, CA, February 2-4, 2004. Participated in expert workshop and breakout groups to develop and prioritize research agenda for the WateReuse Foundation. Prioritized research needs related to water reuse and desalination. Assisted in the development of 50 research topics.
  • Department of the Navy and Bureau of Reclamation Water Desalination Workshop, Crystal City, VA, May 6-7, 2003. Expert panelist on a US Government workshop sponsored by the U. S. Department of the Navy and the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation regarding filtration technologies.
  • AwwaRF/USBR Membrane Workshop, Golden, CO, July 27-28, 2000. Participated in an expert workshop sponsored by the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation and the Awwa Research Foundation. Twenty-nine professionals from six nations representing manufacturing, government, academics, and consulting participated in this workshop.
  • Intelligent Pipe and Meter Workshop, July 13 & 14, 1998. Participated in an expert workshop sponsored by the Awwa Research Foundation. Over 20 professionals from the manufacturing, academics, and consulting participated in this workshop. Workshop report identified the most important research needs related to distribution mains, pipelines, and meters.
  • Non-Potable Water Reuse Workshop, Pomona, CA, July 23-25, 1999. Participated with 30+ other experts in a workshop on water reuse and water quality issues that was sponsored by the National Water Research Institute that employed the Nominal Group Technique.
  • Membrane Processes for Drinking Water Treatment, Bar Harbor, Maine, June 8-9, 1995. Participated in an expert workshop sponsored by the AWWA Research Foundation. Over 30 professionals from manufacturing, academics, and consulting participated.

 

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
[Note: “Ϯ” denotes graduate student co-author; “¥” denotes undergraduate student co-author]


Refereed Chapters in Edited Books

  1. Duranceau, S.J. and J.S Taylor, “Chapter 11 Membrane Processes” in Water Quality and Treatment, 6th Edition. Ed. J. K. Edzwald. New York: McGraw-Hill; pages 11-1 to 11-106 (2010).
  2. Duranceau, S.J. “Principles and Practice for Upgrading Older Desalting Facilities” in Desalination of Seawater and Brackish Water. Ed. W.C. Lauer. Denver: American Water Works Association; pages 503-513 (2006).
  3. Taylor, J.S. and S.J. Duranceau. “Membrane Case Studies: Past, Present and Future” in Membrane Technology in Water and Wastewater Treatment. Ed. P. Hillis. Published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge UK; Bound by MPG Books Ltd, Bodmin, Cornwall; pages 1-24 (2000).

 

Refereed Books Assigned ISBN Numbers

  1. Duranceau S.J.; R.J. Pfeiffer-WilderϮ, S.A. DouglasϮ, N. Peña-Holt¥; I.C. Watson.  Post Treatment Stabilization of Desalted Permeate. Denver CO: Water Research Foundation (2011). 201 pages. 
  2. Ellison, D., F. Sever, P. Oram, W. Lovins, A. Romer, S.J. Duranceau, and G.E.C. Bell. Global Review of Spray-On Structural Lining Technologies. Denver CO: Water Research Foundation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2010). 157 pages.
  3. Duranceau, S.J., D. Townley and G.E.C. Bell.  Optimizing Corrosion Control in Water Distribution Systems. Denver, CO: Awwa Research Foundation and AWWA (2004). 271 pages.
  4. Rommelmann, D., S.J. Duranceau et.al. Industrial Water Quality Requirements for Reclaimed Water. Denver, CO: Awwa Research Foundation and AWWA (2004). 99 pages.
  5. Romer, A.E., G.E.C. Bell, S.J. Duranceau and S. Forman. External Corrosion Control for Buried Water Mains. Denver, CO: Awwa Research Foundation and AWWA (2004). 143 pages.
  6. Duranceau, S.J. Membrane Practices for Water Treatment. AWWA Trends in Water Series. Denver, CO: AWWA (2001). 589 pages.
  7. Ellison, D., with S.J. Duranceau et. al. Investigation of Pipe Cleaning Methods. Denver, CO: Awwa Research Foundation and American Water Works Association (2003). 140 pages.
  8. Duranceau, S.J., J.V. Foster, J. Poole.  Impact of Wet-Pipe Fire Sprinkler Systems on Drinking Water Quality.  Denver, CO: American Water Works Association (1998). 392 pages.
  9. Taylor, J.S., C.R. ReissϮ, P.S. JonesϮ, K.E. MorrisϮ, T.L. LynϮ, D.K. Smith, L.A. Mulford, and S.J. Duranceau.  Reduction of Disinfection By-Product Precursors by Nanofiltration.  EPA/600/SR-92/023.  Cincinnati, OH:  USEPA-RREL, April (1992).
  10. Duranceau, S.J.; G.E.C. Bell; and M.J. Schiff. Effects of Electrical Grounding on Pipe Integrity and Shock Hazard. Denver, CO: American Water Works Association (1996). 220 pages.
  11. Taylor, J.S., S.J. Duranceau, L.A. Mulford, D.K. Smith, W.M. BarrettϮSynthetic Organic Compound Rejection by Nanofiltration. EPA/600/S2-89/023. Cincinnati, OH: USEPA-RREL., January (1990).
  12. Taylor, J.S., L.A. Mulford, W.M. BarrettϮ, S.J. Duranceau, and D.K. Smith.  Cost and Performance of Membranes for Organic Control in Small Systems:  Flagler Beach and Punta Gorda, FL.  EPA/600/S-2/89/022.  Cincinnati, OH:  USEPA-RREL, January (1990).
  13. Duranceau, S.J.  Modeling of Mass Transfer and Synthetic Organic Compound Removal in a Membrane Softening Process.  Doctoral Dissertation, University of Central Florida, Orlando (1990).
  14. Taylor, J.S., S.J. Duranceau, W.M. BarrettϮ, and J.F. GoigelϮAssessment of Potable Water Membrane Applications and Research Needs. Denver, CO: WRF. Dec. (1989). 164 pages.

 

Refereed Journal Publications

  1. Duranceau, S.J., P.G. BiscardiϮ, D.K. Barnhill¥. “Screening the Toxicity of Phosphorous-removal Adsorbents Using a Bioluminescence Inhibition Test.” Environmental Toxicology. DOI: 10.1002/tox.22062. October 4. (2014)
  2. TharamapalanϮ, J. and S.J. Duranceau. “Canary in a Membrane-A Sentinel Against Membrane Scaling.” J. American Water Works Association. 106 (2): E66-E75 (2014).
  3.  Heider, E.C.; K. Trieu; V.M. Diaz; K.Y. Chumbimuni-Torres; A.D. Campiglia; S.J. Duranceau. An Indium Tin Oxide Electrode Modified with Gold Nanorods for Use in Potenital-Controlled Surface Plasmon Resonance Studies. Microchimica Acta. 180: 1013-1020 (2013).
  4. FangϮ, Y. and S.J. Duranceau. “Study of the Effect of Surface Morphology on Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration Membrane Fouling Behavior.” Membranes. 3: 196-225 (2013).
  5. FangϮ, Y. and S.J. Duranceau. “Comparison of Non-Homogeneous and Homogeneous Mass Transfer in Reverse Osmosis Membrane Processes.” Desalination and Water Treatment. 51 (34-36): 6444-6458 (2013).
  6. FangϮ, Y. and S.J. Duranceau. “Modeling Mass Transfer Using Surface Morphology in Full-Scale Reverse Osmosis Membrane Processes.Desalination & Water Treatment. 51 (34-36): 6459-6471 (2013).
  7. BoydϮ, C. and S.J. Duranceau. “Membrane Filtration System Fouling Evaluation Using A Novel Transmembrane Pressure (TMP) Balance Approach.” J. Membrane Science. 446: 456-464 (2013).
  8. Tharamapalan, J.Ϯ; C.C. BoydϮ; and S.J. Duranceau. “3-Step Approach Towards Evaluation and Elimination of Acid Use in Pre-Treatment for a Brackish Water Reverse Osmosis Process.Journal of Environmental Management. 124: 115-120 (2013).
  9. BoydϮ, C.; S.J. Duranceau; and J. TharamapalanϮ. “Impact of Carboxylic Acid Ultrafiltration Recycle Streams on Coagulation.” Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology.-AQUA. doi: 10.2166/aqua.2012.005 (2012).
  10. Duranceau, S.J.; R.J. WilderϮ; and S. DouglasϮ. “Guidance and Recommendations for Post-Treatment of Desalted Water.” J. American Water Works Association. Doi:10.2166/wpt.2012.041. Vol. 104, No. 9. September; E510-E520 (2012).
  11. BoydϮ, C. and S.J. Duranceau. “Assessing and Maintaining Membrane Performance in a Post-Sedimentation Ultrafiltration Process.” Water Practice and Treatment. 7 (2): 1-8 (2012).
  12. Duranceau, S.J., H.R. Palmer¥ and R.J. WilderϮ. “Bottled Water Storage Location and Its Impact on Bacteriological Quality.International Journal of Environmental Health Research. doi:10.1080/09603123.2012.677999 on-line May 22, 2012; 22(6):543-59 (2012).
  13. Duranceau, S.J. and J.O. FaborodeϮ. “Predictive Modeling of Sulfide Removal in Tray Aerators.” Journal American Water Works Association. Vol. 104, No. 2; E127-E135 (2012).
  14. Duranceau, S.J.; R.J. Pfeiffer-Wilder¥; and S. DouglasϮ. “A Survey of Desalted Permeate Post-Treatment Strategies.” Desalination and Water Treatment. Vol. 37; 185-199 (2012).
  15.  Duranceau, S.J.; W.J. Johnson¥ and R.J. Pfeiffer-Wilder¥. “Test Method for Studying the Effects of Stray Current on the Integrity of Continuous & Discontinuous Rebars.Experimental Techniques.  Vol. 135; 53-58 (2011).
  16.  LintereurϮ, P.A.; S.J. Duranceau; and J.S. Taylor. “Sodium Silicate Impacts on Copper Release in a Potable Water Comprised of Ground, Surface and Desalted Sea Water Supplies.” Desalination and Water Treatment. Vol. 30; 348-360 (2011).
  17. Duranceau, S.J. and V.M. TrupianoϮ. “Evaluation of Oxidized Media Filtration for Removing Sulfides from Groundwater.”  Desalination and Water Treatment. Vol. 28; 366-377 (2011).
  18. Duranceau, S.J. “Determination of Total Iodide in Seawater Permeate.” Desalination. 261; 251-254 (2010).
  19. LintereurϮ, P.A.; S.J. Duranceau; J.S. Taylor. “Sodium Silicate Impacts on Lead Release in a Blended Potable Water Distribution SystemDesalination and Water Treatment. Vol. 16, 427-438 (2010).
  20. StoneϮ, E.D., S.J. Duranceau, P. LintereurϮ and J.S. Taylor.  “Effects of Orthophosphate Corrosion Inhibitor on Lead in Blended Water Quality Environments.” Desalination and Water Treatment. Vol. 13, 348-355 (2010)
  21. AlshehriϮ, A.A., S.J. Duranceau, J.S. Taylor and E.D. StoneϮ. “Investigating Iron Release in Distribution Systems with Blend Variations of Source Waters and Phosphate Inhibitors.” Desalination and Water Treatment. Vol. 8, 211-220 (2009).
  22. Stone, E.D.Ϯ, S.J. Duranceau, J.S. Taylor. “Effect of Orthophosphate Corrosion Inhibitor on Copper in Blended Water Quality Environment.” Desalination and Water Treatment. Vol. 8, 154-162 (2009).
  23. Duranceau, S.J. “Modeling the Permeate Transient Response to Perturbations from Steady-State in a Nanofiltration Process.” Desalination and Water Treatment. Vol. 1: 7-16 (2009).
  24. Gilreath, J.P., B.M. Santos and S.J. Duranceau. Seasonal Variation of Paraquat Photodegradation Rate on Polyethylene Mulch. Weed Technology. Vol. 20:315-318 (2006).
  25. Lovins, W.A.; S.J. Duranceau, R.M. Gonzalez and J.S. Taylor. "Optimized Coagulation Assessment for a Highly Organic Surface Water Supply.J. American Water Works Association.  95(10): 99-108 (2003).
  26. Duranceau, S.J., W.A. Lovins, J.V. Foster, D. Taylor, J. Morton and C. Morton. “Scale Inhibitor and Recovery Optimization for a Brackish Water Supply: Pilot Test Results and Full-Scale Experiences.” Water Science and Technology: Water Supply.  3(5): 139-145 (2003).
  27.  Bell, G.E.C. and S.J. Duranceau.  "Effects of Electrical Grounding and Electrical Properties on Water Quality.”  J. American Water Works Association.  94(5), 113-125 (2002).
  28. Townley, D. W., S.J. Duranceau, and D. F. Wilson. "On-Line Electrochemical Noise Monitoring in Potable Water Systems." Corrosion 2002, Paper 02328. Houston, TX: NACE International (2002).
  29. Duranceau, S.J. “Dawning of a New Age.” J. American Water Works Association, 93(4):122-24 (2001).
  30. Townley, D. and S.J. Duranceau. "Instrumentation Considerations for Electrochemical Noise Corrosion Monitoring in the Field."  Corrosion 2001, Paper 01287. Houston, TX: NACE International, Inc. (2001).
  31. Duranceau, S.J. “Membrane Replacement in Desalting Facilities.” Desalination, L’Aquila, Italy, Vol. 132, pp. 243-248 (2000).
  32. Duranceau, S.J. “The Future of Membranes.” J. American Water Works Association, 92(2), 70 (2000).
  33. Duranceau, S.J. J. Foster, J. Poole.  “Wet-Pipe Fire Sprinkler Systems and Drinking Water Quality.”  J. of the American Water Works Association, 91 (7), 78-86 (1999).
  34. Duranceau, S.J., R.K. Anderson, R.D. Teegarden.  “Comparison of Mineral Acid Pretreatments for Hydrogen Sulfide Removal in Packed Towers.”  J. American Water Works Association, 91 (5), 85-96 (1999).
  35. Duranceau, S.J., M.J. Schiff, G.E.C. Bell.  "Electrical Grounding, Pipe Integrity, and Shock Hazard.”  J. American Water Works Association.  90(7), 40-52 (1998).
  36.  Bell, G.E.C., M.J. Schiff and S.J. Duranceau. "Review of the Effects of Electrical Grounding on Water Piping."  Corrosion 95, Paper 603. Houston, TX: NACE International, Inc. (1995)
  37. Taylor, J.S., J.A.M.H. Hofman, S.J. Duranceau, J.C. Kruithof, and J.C. Schippers. "Simplified Modeling of Diffusion Controlled Membrane Systems."  AQUA-Journal Water Supply and Research, 43(5) 238-245 (1994).
  38. Duranceau, S.J., J.S. Taylor, and L.A. Mulford.  "SOC Removal in a Membrane Softening Process."  J. American Water Works Association, 84 (1), 68-78 (1992).
  39. Gupton, J.T., D.A. KrolikowskiϮ, R.H. YuϮ, K.J. BarrϮ, and S.J. Duranceau.  "New Reactions of Quaternary Ammonium Salts Derived from Vinamidinium Salt Reduction Products and a Reassignment of Structure."  Synthetic Communications.  22 (7), 1067-1076 (1992).
  40. Taylor, J.S., L.A. Mulford, S.J. Duranceau, W.M. BarrettϮ.  "Cost and Performance of a Membrane Pilot Plan."  J. American Water Works Association.  81 (11), 52-60 (1990).
  41. Gupton, J.T., S.J. Duranceau, J.F. MillerϮ, M.L. Kosiba.  "The reaction of alpha-Methylstyrene Analogs & Related Compounds with Sodium Perborate in Acetic Acid."  Synthetic Communications.  18 (9), 937-942 (1988).
  42. Gilreath, J.P., and S.J. Duranceau.  "Photodegradation of Paraquat Applied to Polyethylene Film Mulch."  HortScience.  21 (5), 1145-1148 (1986).
  43. Duranceau, S.J., et. al.  “It’s a Sinh, Problem No. 158.”  The Two-Year College Mathematics Journal.  Washington, D.C.:  The Mathematical Association of America.  12(3), 215-216 (1981).

 

Non-Refereed Journal Publications

  1. Duranceau, S.J. “Treatment of Organic-Laden Surface Water for Total Organic Carbon.” Florida Water Resources Journal. 66(11); 46-52 (2014).
  2. YongeϮ, D.T. and S.J. Duranceau. “Comparing Aluminum and Iron Coagulants to Remove Organic Carbon, Color, and Turbidity from a Florida Slough.” Florida Water Resources Journal. 65 (11); 4-9 (2013).
  3. BoydϮ, C. and S.J. Duranceau. “Dynamic Operation of Ultrafiltration Membranes for Potable Water Production.” Florida Water Resources Journal. 65(11); 38-43 (2013).
  4. Duranceau, S.J. and J. TharamapalanϮ. “Optimizing a Community’s Fresh and Brackish Water Supplies with an Aeration, Ion-Exchange and Reverse Osmosis Treatment Portfolio.” Florida Water Resources Journal. 65(9); 24-30 (2013).
  5. RoqueϮ, J.C, J. TharamapalaϮ and SJ. Duranceau. “The Canary in a Membrane Process: An Alternative for Scale Monitoring.” Florida Water Resources Journal. 64(11); 10-16 (2012).
  6. WilderϮ, R.J. and S.J. Duranceau. “Evaluating In-Plant Infrastructure Corrosion After Replacing Lime Softening With Nanofiltration and Blending with Reverse Osmosis and Ion-Exchange Process Water.Florida Water Resources Journal. 64(10); 42-55 (2012).
  7. Duranceau, S.J. “Emergence of Forward Osmosis and Pressure-Retarded Osmotic Processes for Drinking Water Treatment.” Florida Water Resources Journal. 64(7); 32-36 (2012).
  8. BoydϮ, C.C., S.J. Duranceau, J. Nemeth-Harn, and J. Harn. “Pilot Testing of a New Ultrafiltration Membrane For Treatment of Manatee County’s Surface Water Supply.” Florida Water Resources Journal. 63(11); 12-20 (2011).
  9.  Duranceau, S.J., V.M. TrupianoϮ, M. Lowenstine, S. Whidden, and J. Hopp. “Innovative Hydrogen Sulfide Treatment Methods: Moving Beyond Packed Tower Aeration.” Florida Water Resources Journal. 62(7); 4-14 (2010).
  10.  Duranceau, S.J. “Desalination Post-Treatment Considerations.” Florida Water Resources Journal. 61(11): 29-33 (2009).
  11.  Duranceau, S.J., W.A. Lovins and R.M. Powell. “Chloramines and Coliform: Should You Be Concerned?Florida Water Resources Journal. 58(7): 52-57 (2006).
  12.  Lovins, W.A.; S.J. Duranceau, R. Powell, J. Voorhees. “Experiences with Blending Multiple Source Waters into a Common Distribution System.” Florida Water Resources Journal. 57(3): 31-35 (2005).
  13.  Duranceau, S.J. and L.R. Henthorne. “Membrane Pretreatment for Seawater Reverse Osmosis Desalination.” Florida Water Resources Journal. 56(11): 33-37 (2004).
  14.  Lovins, W.A.; S.J. Duranceau, T. King and S. Medeiros. “Trumping Hydrogen Sulfide.” Water Environment & Technology. 16(3): 37-41 (2004)
  15.  Lovins, W.A.; S.J. Duranceau, R.M. Gonzalez and J.S. Taylor. "Optimization of the Peace River/Manasota Conventional Coagulation Water Supply Facility.Florida Water Resources Journal.  54(11), 20-27 (2002).
  16.  Duranceau, S.J., et. al. “Comparison of Hollow-Fiber and Spiral-Wound Technologies on a Brackish Ground Water.” Florida Water Resources Journal, 52 (1), 26-33 (2000).
  17. Duranceau, S.J., et. al. “Interstage Turbine:  Innovative Use for Energy Recovery and Enhanced Water Production at a Membrane Desalting Facility.”  International Desalination & Water Reuse Quarterly, 8(4), 34-40 (1999).
  18. Duranceau, S.J., et. al. “Grounding Can Affect Water Quality.” Florida Water Resources Journal, 49(2), 34-46 (1997).
  19. Duranceau, S.J. "Mathematics for Membrane Processes." Florida Water Resources Journal.  46(9), 26-28 (1994).
  20. Duranceau, S.J., and E. Melear.  "Balancing Multiple Water Quality Requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act."  Florida Water Resources Journal. 46(7), 22-25 (1994).

 

 

Refereed Publications in Conference Proceedings – National and International

  1. Duranceau, S.J., R.J. Wilder and P.A. Jurzcak. “Post Treatment Challenges of Replacing Lime Softening with Nanofiltration.” 2014 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition, American Water Works Association and American Membrane Technology Association. Las Vegas, NV (March 10-March 14, 2014).
  2. Boyd, C. and S.J. Duranceau. “Utilizing a Novel TMP Balance Approach to Analyze Process Data and Investigate Ultrafiltration Membrane Fouling During Surface Water Treatment.” 2014 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition, American Water Works Association and American Membrane Technology Association. Las Vegas, NV (March 10-March 14, 2014).
  3. Duranceau, S.J. and C.C. BoydϮ. “Applying Green Chemistry to Resolve Membrane Backwash Recycle Stream Interferences with Conventional Coagulation Processes and the Replacement of Traditional Membrane Cleaning Solutions.” Proceedings of the American Water Works Association and the American Membrane Technology Association Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition. Glendale, AZ (February 27 – March 1, 2012)
  4. Duranceau, S.J. “Integrating Ultrafiltration within Conventional Coagulation Facilities and the Unintended Consequence of Membrane Maintenance Chemical Entering Conventional Recycle StreamsProceedings of the 2011 American Membrane Technology Association/Southeast Desalting Association 2011 Joint Conference and Exposition, “Membranes are the Solution.” Miami Beach, FL (July 17-21, 2011). Received Best Professional Paper Award.
  5.  BoydϮ, C.; Duranceau, S.J. “Post-Sedimentation Ultrafiltration Membrane Performance for a Florida Surface Water Supply.” Proceedings of the 2011 American Membrane Technology Association/Southeast Desalting Association 2011 Joint Conference and Exposition, “Membranes are the Solution.” Miami Beach, FL (July 17-21, 2011). Received Best Student Paper Award.
  6. TharamapalanϮ, J. and S.J. Duranceau. “Demonstration of Sulfuric Acid Elimination in a Brackish Water Reverse Osmosis Membrane Process.Proceedings of the 2011 American Membrane Technology Association/Southeast Desalting Association 2011 Joint Conference and Exposition, “Membranes are the Solution.” Miami Beach, FL (July 17-21, 2011).
  7. S.J. Duranceau. “Determination of Total Iodide in Seawater Permeate.” Proceedings of 2010 American Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition. San Diego, CA (July 12-15, 2010).
  8.  Lovins, W.A.; Duranceau, S.J.; Weiss, R; Vargas, J. “Chemical Pretreatment Optimization for NF and RO Processes: Pilot and Full-Scale Experiences.” 2008 Joint Conference and Exposition Membrane Week. American Membrane Technology Association and Southeast Desalting Association: Naples, Florida (July 14-17, 2008).
  9. Duranceau, S.J. “Considerations for Blending Permeate into Water Distribution Systems.” 2008 Joint American Membrane Technology Assoc. and Southeast Desalting Association Conference and Exposition Membrane Week. Naples Grand Resort and Club, Naples, Florida (July 13-16, 2008).
  10. Duranceau, S.J. “Industry Advancements: Membranes, Pressure Vessels and Floating Seawater Desalting Facilities.” 2008 Joint American Membrane Technology Association and Southeast Desalting Association Conference and Exposition Membrane Week. Naples Grand Resort and Club, Naples, Florida (July 13-16, 2008).
  11. Duranceau, S.J. “Use of Membrane Forensics for Solving Operational Problems in Desalting Facilities.” Proceedings of the International Desalination Association World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse – Desalination: Quenching a Thirst. Palacio de Congresos de Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain (October 21-26, 2007).
  12. Brown, D; P. Jursack; M. Cantor; I.C. Watson; C. Harris; S.J. Duranceau; G. Hart. “Pilot Testing the Center Port Vessel Design, Town of Jupiter, FL.” Proceedings of 2007 American Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition, (July 23-26, 2007); Las Vegas, Nevada.
  13. Duranceau, S.J. “Membrane Forensics and Troubleshooting Membrane Facilities.Proceedings of the AMTA 2006 Biennial Conference and Exposition. Anaheim, CA: (July 31 – August 2, 2006). Received Best Paper Award.
  14. Duranceau, S.J. “Post Treatment Considerations for Blending Permeate into Water in to Water Distribution Systems.Proceedings of the 2004 AMTA Biennial Conference and Exposition. San Antonio, TX: AMTA: (August 4-August 7, 2004).
  15. Duranceau, S.J., et. al. “Retrofit Conversion of the Largest Hollow-Fiber Desalting Plant in the United States.” Proceedings of the International Desalination Association World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse. Paradise Island, Bahamas: International Desalting Association. (September 28-October 3, 2003).
  16. Duranceau, S.J. et.al. “Scale Inhibitor and Recovery Optimization for a Brackish Water Supply: Pilot Test Results and Full-Scale Experiences.” Proc. of the IWA: Membranes in Drinking and Industrial Water Production. Műlheim, Germany: International Water Assoc. (Sept. 22 – 26, 2002).
  17. Duranceau, S.J. et. al. “Scale Inhibitor and Recovery Optimization for a Brackish Water Supply.” 2002 AMTA Biennial Conference and Exposition Proceedings. Tampa, FL: American Membrane Technologies Association. (August 6-9, 2002).
  18. Duranceau, S.J. “Membrane Replacement in Desalting Facilities.” Proceedings of the Conference on Membranes in Drinking Water and Industrial Water Production, Vol. 2, pages 493-498 International Water Association; American Water Works Association; European Desalination Society; Japan Water Works Association: Paris, France (October 2000).
  19. Duranceau, S.J., et. al. “Integrating an Immersed Ultrafiltration Process into an Existing Lime Softening Water Treatment Plant.” Proceedings of the Conference on Membranes in Drinking Water and Industrial Water Production, Volume 2, pages 215-220 International Water Association; American Water Works Association; European Desalination Society; Japan Water Works Association: Paris, France (October 2000).
  20. Duranceau, S.J. et. al.  "Investigation of Calcium Sulfate Supersaturation to Increase Yield from a Limited Resource."  Proceedings International Desalination Association World Congress in Desalination & Water Reuse.  Madrid, Spain: IDA/CEDEX, October 6-9 (1997).
  21. Duranceau, S.J. et. al.  “Innovative Application of Off-the-Shelf Technology Pays Dividends for a Florida Utility.”  Proceedings of the International Desalination Association World Congress in Desalination & Water Reuse.  Madrid, Spain:  IDA/CEDEX, Oct. 6-9 (1997).
  22. Duranceau, S.J. and G.G. Knippel.  “Nanofiltration Membrane Biofouling Control Study for the City of Dunedin, Florida.”  Symposia of Fundamentals of Membrane Separation Processes in Aquatic Systems.  American Chemical Society Division of Environmental Chemistry, 212th ACS National Meeting, Orlando, FL, Aug. 25-29, 36 (2), 101-104 (1996).
  23. Duranceau, S.J. "Coping with a Variable TDS Brackish Water During the Retrofit Expansion of a Desalting Facility." Proceedings of the 1996 American Desalting Association Biennial Conference & Exposition, Monterey, CA: Aug. 4-8 (1996).
  24. Duranceau, S.J. “Membrane Processes for Small System Compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act.” Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Small Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems. NSF International. Washington, D.C. (April 2001).
  25. Nemeth, J. and S.J. Duranceau. “Interstage Energy Recovery Turbine Applications.” International Water Conference Proceedings. Water Mark 2000. Pittsburg, PA: IWC. (October 22-26, 2000).
  26. Duranceau, S.J. et al.  "Investigation of the Causal Factors of Performance Decline in a Hollow-Fiber Desalting Facility."  Proceedings of the 1998 North American Biennial Conference and Exhibition.  Williamsburg, VA:  August 2-6 (1998).
  27. Bell, G.E.C., M.J. Schiff and S.J. Duranceau. "Review of the Effects of Electrical Ground on Water Piping." Corrosion 95 Proc., Paper 603. (1995).

 


Proceedings and Paper Publications – International, National and Regional Conferences

  1. Fang, Y. and S.J. Duranceau. “Effect of Surface Morphology on Mass Transfer and Fouling Behavior of Reverse Osmosis Membrane Processes.” Proceedings 2014 Los Angeles Environmental Forum, International Environmental Conferences & Workshop, Los Angeles, CA: Southern California Chinese American Environmental Protection Association (August 7-14, 2014). 
  2. CummingϮ, A. and S.J. Duranceau. “Assessing Pre-Treatment Alternatives to Address Water Quality Impacts on Coagulation-Ultrafiltration Process Performance.” Proceedings of the American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exhibition. Boston, MA (June 9-12, 2014).
  3. Duranceau, S.J., and Y. FangϮ. “Effect of Surface Morphology on Mass Transfer and Fouling Behavior of Reverse Osmosis Membrane Processes.” Proceedings of the American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exhibition. Boston, MA (June 9-12, 2014).
  4. BoydϮ, C. and S.J. Duranceau. “Integrating New Membrane Fouling Assessment and Monitoring Tools for Ultrafiltration Process Operation and Optimization.” Proceedings of the American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exhibition. Boston, MA (June 9-12, 2014).
  5. Duranceau, S.J. and J. TharamapalanϮ. “Optimizing a Community’s Fresh and Brackish Water Supplies with an Aeration, Ion-Exchange and Reverse Osmosis Treatment Portfolio.” 2013 Professional Program.  Proceedings of the American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exhibition. Denver, CO (June 9-13, 2013).
  6. JefferyϮ, S, and S.J. Duranceau. “Corrosivity and Disinfection Evaluations of Full-Scale RO and NF Process Permeate Blends.” 2013 Professional Program.  Proceedings of the American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exhibition. Denver, CO (June 9-13, 2013).
  7. Wong, J.; R. Mataci, P. Seitz and S. Duranceau. Evaluation of Process Improvements and Membrane Filtration for Treatment of a Highly Variable Surface Water on Maui, Hawaii.” Proceedings of the 2012 Water Quality Technology Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (November 4- November 8, 2012).
  8. Duranceau, S.J. and C.C. Boyd. “Secondary Impacts of Alternative Cleaning and Backwash Chemicals on Ultrafiltration.” Proceedings of the American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exhibition. Dallas, TX (June 10-14, 2012).
  9. Duranceau, S.J. “Submerged Versus Pressure Membrane Applications.” American Membrane Technology Association Technology Transfer Workshop Proceedings: Ohio to the Outer Banks, Dayton, OH (May 23-25, 2011).
  10. Duranceau, S.J, V.M. Trupiano; M. Lowenstine; S. Whidden; J. Hopp. “You Cannot Hide From Hydrogen Sulfide But There are Alternatives for Treatment.” Proc. of 2010 American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois (June 12-15, 2010).
  11. Lintereur, P.A. and S.J. Duranceau. “Post Treatment for Membrane Systems.” Proceedings of the South Central Membrane Association Spring Conference: Membrane Operations Back to Basics. Corpus Christi, Texas (February 23, 2010).
  12. Duranceau, S.J. “Post Treatment of Desalinated Water.Proceedings of the 2009 American Water Works Association Water Quality Technology Conference, Seattle, WA (November 7-10, 2009).
  13. McNevin, D.E.; S.J. Duranceau; E. Stone; J.S. Taylor. “The Use of Inhibitors to Control Copper Release in a Changing Water Quality Environment.Proceedings of the American Water Works Association Distribution System Symposium. Reno, NV (August 30-September 2, 2009).
  14. Duranceau, S.J. “Pretreatment Stabilization & Distribution System Issues.” Southeast Desalting Association Spring Symposium Making the Best of Existing Infrastructure. Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort, Clearwater, FL (June 7-10, 2009).
  15. Duranceau, S.J. “Stabilization of Desalted Water SuppliesProceedings of the 2008 AWWA Annual Conference and Exhibition. Atlanta, Georgia (June 8-12, 2008).
  16. Duranceau, S.J.Membrane Autopsies.” American Membrane Technology Association Technology Transfer Workshop. (December 12-13, 2007); Honolulu, Hawaii.
  17. Lovins, W.A.; R.M. Powell; S.J. Duranceau. “Measuring the Life Cycle Cost of Chloramines.Proceedings of the 2007 American Water Works Association Water Quality Technology Conference, Charlotte, NC (Nov. 7-10, 2007).
  18. Duranceau, S.J.Membrane Filtration Systems; Adsorption; Ion-Exchange; Aeration.” Fundamentals of Drinking Water Treatment. College of Engineering Department of Engineering and Professional Development. University of Wisconsin. Madison; at US Bureau of Reclamation’s Bismark, ND (September 18 – 19, 2007).
  19. Duranceau, S.J. “Membrane Forensics and Its Value to Membrane Water Plants.” American Water Works Association Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition. Tampa, FL (March 18-21, 2007).
  20. Duranceau, S.J. “Post Treatment and Distribution System Impacts.Proceedings of the AWWA 2006 Desalination Symposium. Honolulu, HI: (May 7-9, 2006).
  21. Duranceau, S.J. and W.A. Lovins. “Membrane Post Treatment Optimization for Blending Permeate Into Water Distribution Systems.” Proceedings of the 2005 AWWA Distribution System Symposium Conference and Exposition. Tampa, FL: AWWA (Sept. 18-21, 2005).
  22. Lovins, W.A., S.J. Duranceau, S. Guevara and R. Powell. “Evaluation of Corrosion Inhibitors for a Distribution System Receiving Variable Surface, Ground and Desalted Water Blends.” Proceedings of the 2005 AWWA Distribution System Symposium Conference and Exposition. Tampa, FL: AWWA (September 18-21, 2005).
  23. Duranceau, S.J. and S. Guevara “Membrane Biofouling: Causes and Solutions.Proceedings of the AWWA 2005 Conference and Exposition. San Francisco, CA: AWWA (June 12-16, 2005).
  24. Duranceau, S.J., W.A. Lovins and S. Guevara. “You Can’t Hide From Hydrogen Sulfide.” Proceedings of the Florida Section AWWA 2004 Annual Conf. Orlando, FL (Nov. 14-18, 2004).
  25. Duranceau, S.J. “Membrane Process Integrity Testing.” Proceedings of the American Water Works Association 2004 Annual Conference and Exposition. Orlando, FL (June 13-17, 2004).
  26. Duranceau, S.J. “Use of Membranes for the Removal of TDS from Surface Water Supplies.” Proceedings of the American Water Works Association 2004 Inorganic Contaminant Workshop. Reno, NV: AWWA (Feb. 1-3, 2004).
  27. Lovins, W.A. and S.J. Duranceau. “Achieving Effective Hydrogen Sulfide Odor Control at Minimal Cost – Pilot Testing Conventional and Emergent Technologies at a Central Florida Water Treatment Facility.” Proceedings of Water Environment Federation WEFTEC 2003. pp. 105-121 (2003).
  28. Foster, J.V., S.J. Duranceau.Fighting the Good Fight: Fouling Control of a Coastal Membrane Softening Water Treatment Facility.” American Water Works Association 2003 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition Proceedings. Atlanta, GA: American Water Works Association (March 2003).
  29. Duranceau, S.J. “Principles and Practices for Upgrading Older Desalting Facilities.” American Water Works Association 2003 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition Proceedings. Atlanta, GA: American Water Works Association (March 2003).
  30. Spangenberg, C.W., S.J. Duranceau and J. Kutilek. “Non-Traditional Membrane Manufacturer Testing.” AWWA 2003 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition Proceedings. Atlanta, GA: American Water Works Association (March 2003).
  31. Spangenberg, C.W., S.J. Duranceau and J. Kutilek. “Membrane Manufacturer and Utility Implement Non-Traditional Membrane Acceptance Testing: Start-up and Performance Testing for Deep Aquifer Treatment System.” Proceedings of the AWWA 2002 Water Quality Technology Conference. Seattle, WA (November 2002).
  32. Duranceau, S.J. “Removal of Hydrogen Sulfide from Groundwater Supplies and Residuals Control.” AWWA Inorganics Contaminants Workshop. San Diego, CA (Feb. 3 – 5, 2002).
  33. Duranceau, S.J. “Wet-Pipe Fire Sprinklers and Drinking Water Quality.” Proceedings of the American Water Works Association 2001 Annual Conference and Exposition. Washington D.C.: American Water Works Association (June 2001).
  34. Duranceau, S.J. et. al. “Membrane Replacement in Reverse Osmosis Facilities.” 2001 Membrane Technology Conference Proceedings: Future of Purer Water. San Antonio, TX (March 2001).
  35. Duranceau; et. al. “Integration of Lime Softening and Ultrafiltration for Surface Water Treatment – A Powerful Water Quality Combination.” Proceedings of the 2000 AWWA Water Quality Technology Conference. Salt Lake City, UT (November 2000).
  36. Duranceau, S.J. and L.M. Hayes. “Removal of Hydrogen Sulfide from Ground Water.” Proceedings of the AWWA Inorganic Contaminants Workshop, Albuquerque, NM (Feb., 2000).
  37. Duranceau, S.J. “Holistic Use of Membrane Processes to Reduce Copper Corrosion and Solve Some Source Water Problems.” Proceedings of the AWWA 1999 Annual Conference and Exhibition. Chicago, IL (June 1999).
  38. Duranceau, S.J. et. al.  “Interstage Turbines as Self-Regulating Osmotic Pressure Control Valves in a Desalting Facility.” Proceedings of the AWWA 1999 Membrane Technologies Conference.  Long Beach, CA:  February 28 – March 3 (1999).
  39. McAleese, P., C. Moody, S.J. Duranceau, B. Corbett, K. Thorner. et. al.  “Integrated Membrane Systems Pilot Test Program For the Olivenhain Water Storage Project.” Proceedings of the AWWA 1999 Membrane Technologies Water Industry.  Long Beach, CA: Feb. 28 – March 3 (1999).
  40. Duranceau, S.J., J. Foster, D. Taylor, and J. Morton.  “Comparison of Hollow-Fiber and Spiral-Wound Membranes on a Brackish Ground Water.” Proceedings of the AWWA 1999 Membrane Technologies Conference. Long Beach, CA:  February 28 – March 3 (1999).
  41. Duranceau, S.J., and K.A. Thorner.  “Engineering and Construction Considerations for Integrated Membrane Systems.”  Proceedings of the AWWA 1999 Engineering and Construction Conference.  Orlando, FL:   March 14-17 (1999).
  42. Duranceau, S.J., et. al.  “Construction and Start-up of a 20-MGD Carbonic Acid Air Stripping Process for Hydrogen Sulfide Removal.”  Proceedings of the AWWA 1999 Engineering and Construction Conference.  Orlando, FL:   March 14-17 (1999).
  43. Duranceau, S.J., K.A. Thorner, and P.A. McAleese.  “The Olivenhain Water Storage Project and Integrated Membrane Systems.”  National Water Research Institute Microfiltration II Conference Proceedings.  San Diego, CA: Nov. 12-13, 83-94 (1998).
  44. Duranceau, S.J.  “Engineering and Construction Considerations for Integrated Membrane Systems.”  Florida Section AWWA 1998 Annual Conference:  ICR Water Quality Program Proceedings.  Orlando, FL:  November 8-11 (1998).
  45. Duranceau, S.J. et. al. Enhanced Coagulation and TOC Removal for a Florida Surface Water.”  Proc. of the 1998 AWWA Annual Conf. and Exhibition, Dallas, TX, June 21-25, 337-345 (1998).
  46. Duranceau, S.J. et. al.  “Innovative Use of an Interstage Turbine for Energy Recovery and Enhanced Water Production at a Membrane Desalting Facility.”  Proceedings of the 1998 AWWA Annual Conference and Exhibition, Dallas, TX, June 21-25, 337-345 (1998).
  47. Duranceau, S.J.  "Carbonic Acid Air Stripping Process for Hydrogen Sulfide Removal."  AWWA 1998 Inorganic Contaminants Workshop Proceedings. San Antonio, TX:  Feb. 22 – 24 (1998).
  48. Duranceau, S.J. et al.  "Implementation of Lead and Copper Corrosion Control Demonstration Test Programs for Three Florida Utilities."  AWWA 1997 Annual Conference and Exhibition Proceedings.  Atlanta, GA: June 15-19 (1997).
  49. Whiting, D; S. Wolfe, S.J. Duranceau, et. al. “Toxicity from Major Seawater-Ion ‘Imbalance’.”  AWWA Seminar Proceedings of the1997 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition. New Orleans, LA: AWWA, 97-104 (1997).
  50. Duranceau, S.J. and J. Poole. "Impact of Wet-Pipe Fire Sprinkler Systems on Drinking Water Quality:  Inorganic, Organic and Microbiological Findings."  Proceedings of the AWWA 1996 Annual Conference and Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada: June 23-27, 551-559 (1996). 
  51. Duranceau, S.J., E.L. Melear, and J.D. Westrick.  “Utilization of Membrane Technology for Small System SDWA Compliance.”  Proceedings of the AWWA 1995 Annual Conference and Exhibition.  Anaheim, CA: June 18-22, 403-408 (1995).
  52. Duranceau, S.J., G.E.C. Bell, and M.J. Schiff.  “Effects of Electrical Grounding on Pipe Integrity and Shock Hazard.”  Proceedings of the AWWA 1995 Annual Conference and Exhibition.  Anaheim, CA: June 18-22, 279-284 (1995).
  53. Duranceau, S.J., R.K. Anderson, R.D. Teegarden, A.M. Lalchandoni. "Comparison of Carbon Dioxide and Sulfuric Acid Pretreatment of Packed Towers for Hydrogen Sulfide Removal from Groundwater." Proceeding AWWA Water Quality Technology Conference. San Francisco, CA: 301-305 (Nov. 1994).
  54. Duranceau, S.J. and J.S. Taylor. "Solute Charge and Molecule Weight Modeling for Prediction of Solute Mass Transfer Coefficients." AWWA Seminar Proceedings: 1993 Membrane Technology Conference. Baltimore, MD: AWWA, 243-249 (1993).
  55. Duranceau, S.J. "Membrane Process Post-Treatment" Supplement to AWWA Proceedings: 1993 Membrane Technology Conference. Baltimore, MD: AWWA, 1-9 (1993)
  56. Duranceau, S.J. and J.S. Taylor. "Modeling the Permeate Transient Response in a Membrane Softening Process." AWWA 1993 Annual Conference Proceedings: Water Res. San Antonio, TX: AWWA, 157-170 (1993).
  57. Duranceau, S.J. and J.S. Taylor. "Evaluation of the Homogeneous Solution Diffusion Model Using Membrane Mass Transfer Coefficients and Operational Parameters." AWWA 1992 Annual Conference Proceedings: Water Research. Vancouver, British Columbia: AWWA, 725-729 (1992).
  58. Duranceau, S.J. and J.S. Taylor.  "Modeling Membrane Mass Transfer Using Dimensional Analysis."  AWWA Seminar Proceedings: 1991 Membrane Technologies in the Water Industry: Orlando:  AWWA, 215-222 (1991).
  59. Duranceau, S.J., and J.S. Taylor.  "Investigation and Modeling of Membrane Mass Transfer."  National Water Supply Improvement Association 1990 Conference Proceedings.  Walt Disney World, FL.  2,152-162 (1990).
  60. Duranceau, S.J., and J.S. Taylor.  "SOC Rejection by Nanofiltration."  AWWA 1989 Annual Conference and Exhibition Proceedings.  Los Angeles, CA:  AWWA, 1375-1382 (1989).
  61. Taylor, J.S. , L.A. Mulford, W.M. Barrett, and  S.J. Duranceau.  "Comparison of Membrane Processes at Ground and Surface Water Sites."  AWWA 1988 Annual Conference Proceedings.  Orlando:  AWWA, 1485-1514 (1988).
  62. Barrett, W.M., J.S. Taylor, L.A. Mulford, S.J. Duranceau.  "Membrane Fractionation of  Highly Organic Surface Water." AWWA 1988 Annual Conference and Exhibition Proceedings.  Orlando: FL 951-985 (1988).

 

 

 

Proceedings and Paper Publications – State and Local Conferences

  1. Duranceau, S.J. and Y. FangϮ. “Effect of Surface Morphology on Mass Transfer and Fouling Behavior of Reverse Osmosis Membrane Processes.” Lockheed Martin 2014 Fellows Conference. Rosen Shingle Creek Orlando, FL (September 8-10, 2014).
  2. Duranceau, S.J. “Treatment of Organic-Laden Surface Waters.”  2014 Florida Water Resources Conference Proceedings. Sustainability: Balancing of Supply and Demand. Disney Coronado Hotel and Resort, Buena Vista, FL (April 6-9, 2014).
  3. Duranceau, S.J. and Y. FangϮ. “Effect of Surface Morphology on Mass Transfer and Fouling Behavior of Reverse Osmosis Membrane Processes.” 2013 Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall Conference: For a Better Water Future Proceedings. Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate: Orlando, FL. (December 1-December 5, 2013).
  4. YongeϮ, D., P. BiscardiϮ and S.J. Duranceau. “Comparing Anion Exchange Resins for Sulfate and DBP Precursor Removal from Aerated Groundwater Supplies.”  2013 Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall Conference: For a Better Water Future Proceedings. Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate: Orlando, FL. (December 1-December 5, 2013). Received Best Paper Award.
  5. CummingϮ, A. and S.J. Duranceau. “Removal of Total Trihalomethanes Using In-Take Aeration Processes.”  2013 Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall Conference: For a Better Water Future Proceedings. Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate: Orlando, FL. (December 1-December 5, 2013).
  6. S. JefferyϮ S. and S.J. Duranceau. “Screening Corrosion Inhibitors Using Pre-Corroded Meal Coupons and Associated Linear Polarization Probes.” 2013 Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall Conference: For a Better Water Future Proceedings. Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate: Orlando, FL. (December 1-December 5, 2013).
  7. BoydϮ. C, and S.J. Duranceau. “Dynamic Operation of Ultrafiltration Membranes for Potable Water Production.” 2013 Florida Water Resources Water Visions Conference Proceedings. Orlando, FL (April 28-May1, 2013).
  8. CummingϮ, A and S.J. Duranceau. “Controlling Disinfection By-Products Originating from a Volcanic Surface Water Supply.” 2013 Florida Water Resources Water Visions Conference Proceedings. Orlando, FL (April 28-May1, 2013).
  9. JefferyϮ, S. and S.J. Duranceau. “Assessing Disinfection and Corrosion of Full-Scale Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration Permeate Blends.” 2013 Florida Water Resources Water Visions Conference Proceedings. Orlando, FL (April 28-May1, 2013).
  10. Duranceau, S.J.; R.J. WilderϮ, and H. Palmer-EmersonϮ. “Impact of Bottled Water Storage Duration and Location on Bacteriological Quality.” 2013 Florida Water Resources Water Visions Conference Proceedings. Orlando, FL (April 28-May1, 2013).
  11. Duranceau, S.J. and J. TharamapalanϮ. “Balancing Fresh and Brackish Water Supplies with Aeration, Ion-Exchange and Reverse Osmosis Processes.” Proceedings of Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall Conference Managing Responsibility: It’s All One Water. Orlando, FL (November 25 – November 29, 2012).
  12. YongeϮ, D. and S.J. Duranceau. “A Comparison of Aluminum and .” Proceedings of Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall Conference Managing Responsibility: It’s All One Water. Orlando, FL (November 25 – November 29, 2012).
  13. Watson, I.C. and S.J. Duranceau. “Split-Feed NanoFiltration – Jupiter Saves Energy.” Proceedings of Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall Conference Managing Responsibility: It’s All One Water. Orlando, FL (November 25 – November 29, 2012).
  14. Duranceau, S.J. “Emerging Issues in Water Distribution Systems.” Florida Rural Water Association 2012 Annual Conference. Daytona Beach Convention Center, Daytona Beach, FL (August 13-16, 2012).
  15. Duranceau, S.J. “Emerging Issues Related to Premise Plumbing.” Emerging Issues Facing Potable Distribution Systems Workshop. 87th Annual Florida Water Resources Conference Proceedings. Orlando, FL (April 28 - May 2, 2012).
  16. Roque, J. and S.J. Duranceau. “The Canary in a Membrane Process: An Alternative for Scale Monitoring.” 87th Annual Florida Water Resources Conference Proceedings. Orlando, FL (April 28 - May 2, 2012).
  17. R.J. Wilder and S.J. Duranceau. “Evaluating In-Plant Infrastructure Corrosion after Replacing Lime Softening with Nanofiltration and Blending with Reverse Osmosis and Ion-Exchange Process Water.” Proceedings of Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall Conference Protecting Florida’s Water Infrastructure. Orlando, FL (November 27 – December 1, 2011). Received Best Paper Award.
  18. Duranceau, S.J. “The Emergence of Forward Osmosis and Pressure Retarded Osmotic Processes for Drinking Water Treatment.” Proceedings of Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall Conference Protecting Florida’s Water Infrastructure. Orlando, FL (November 27 – December 1, 2011).
  19. Duranceau, S.J. “Predictive Modeling of Sulfide Removal in Tray Aerators.” 86th Annual Florida Water Resources Conference Proceedings. Orlando, FL (May 1-4, 2011).
  20. Duranceau, S.J., C. Boyd, J. Nemeth-Harn, J. Harn. “Beta Testing of a New Ultrafiltration Membrane for Treatment of Manatee County’s Surface Water Supply.” Proceedings of Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall Conference Implementing our Future. Orlando, FL (Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, 2010). Received Best Paper Award.
  21. Duranceau, S.J., J. Tharamapalan, P. Perez. “Sulfuric Acid Elimination Study for the City of Sarasota’s Reverse Osmosis Process.Proceedings of Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall Conference Implementing our Future. Orlando, FL (Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, 2010).
  22. Duranceau, S.J. “Nanofiltration Solutions to Address the Stage 2 Disinfectant/Disinfection By-Products Rule.Proceedings of Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall Conference Implementing our Future. Orlando, FL (Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, 2010).
  23. Duranceau, S.J. “Desalination Post-Treatment Considerations.” Florida Section American Water Works Association Fall 2008 Conference, Renaissance Orlando Resort at Seaworld, Orlando, FL (November 30 – December 3, 2008). Received Best Paper Award.
  24. Duranceau, S.J., Trupiano, V., Steven Whidden, S., Lowenstine, M. and Hopp, J.  “Innovative Hydrogen Sulfide Treatment Methods: Moving Beyond Packed Tower Aeration.” Florida Section AWWA Fall 2009 Conference, Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld, Orlando, FL (November 30 – December 2, 2009). Received Best Paper Award.
  25. Duranceau, S.J. “Desalination Post Treatment Strategies.” Florida Section AWWA Fall 2009 Conf., Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld, Orlando, FL (Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2009).
  26. Duranceau, S.J.  “Technical Interactions with Customers Experiencing Plumbing Corrosion.”  Florida Section AWWA 2006 Annual Conference.  Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld, Orlando, FL:  (November 26-30, 2006).
  27. Duranceau, S.J., W.A. Lovins, S. Guevara, B. Erickson, S. Messner. “Evaluation of Interstage Turbines for North Collier’s Reverse Osmosis Process.” Florida Section AWWA 2006 Annual Conference.  Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld, Orlando, FL:  (November 26-30, 2006).
  28. Lovins, W, S.J. Duranceau, S. Guevara, R. Powell. “Measuring the Benefit of Periodic Conversion to Free Chlorine in Chloraminated Systems.” Florida Section AWWA 2006 Annual Conference.  Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld, Orlando, FL:  (November 26-30, 2006).
  29. Duranceau, S.J. and S. Guevara. “Chloramine and Coliform: Should You Be Concerned?Proceedings of the 81st Annual Florida Water Resources Conference. Orlando, FL: FS/AWWA, FWEA and FWPCOA. (April 9-12, 2006).
  30. Duranceau, S.J., W.A. Lovins and S. Guevara. “Comparison of Bleach and Mixed OxidantsProceedings of the 81st Annual Florida Water Resources Conference. Orlando, FL: FS/AWWA, FWEA and FWPCOA. (April 9-12, 2006).
  31. Lovins, W.A. and S.J. Duranceau. “Aerobic Membrane Feedwater Conditions: Friend or Foe?Proceedings of the 81st Annual Florida Water Resources Conference. Orlando, FL: FS/AWWA, FWEA and FWPCOA. (April 9-12, 2006).
  32. Plavcan, D., S.J. Duranceau, T. King and V. Ahkimie. “Tendon Tank Resolves Site, Schedule and Budget Concerns in Florida.Proceedings of the 81st Annual Florida Water Resources Conference. Orlando, FL: FS/AWWA, FWEA, FWPCOA. (April 9-12, 2006).
  33. Duranceau, S.J. “Pitting of Copper Pipe – Are Utilities Responsible?Proc. of the 2005 Florida Section AWWA 2005 Conference. Orlando, FL: AWWA (November 27 – December 1, 2005).
  34. Plavcan, D., S.J. Duranceau, T. King and V. Ahkimie. “AWWA D-115 Tank Resolves Problems in Florida.” Proceedings of the 2005 Florida Section AWWA 2005 Conference. Orlando, FL: AWWA (November 27 – December 1, 2005).
  35. King, T., V. Ahkimie, S.J. Duranceau, S.J. and D. Plavcan. “Oviedo’s New Water Treatment Facilities: Designed for the Future and Built for Success.” Proceedings of the 2005 Florida Section AWWA 2005 Conference. Orlando, FL: AWWA (November 27 – December 1, 2005).
  36. Duranceau, S.J. “Chloramine and Internal Corrosion: Is There A Connection?Proc. 80th Annual Florida Water Resources Conference. Jacksonville, FL: FS/AWWA, FWEA, FWPCOA (April 24-27, 2005).
  37. Lovins, W.A., S.J. Duranceau, R. Powell and J.R. Voorhees. “Blending Multiple Source Waters in a Common Water Distribution System.” Proceedings of the Florida Section AWWA 2004 Annual Conference. Orlando, FL (November 14-18, 2004).
  38. Duranceau, S.J. “Effects of Electrical Grounding on Pipe Integrity, Shock Hazard and Water Quality.” Proceedings of the Florida Section American Water Works Association 2004 Annual Conference. Orlando, FL (Nov. 14-18, 2004).
  39.  Duranceau, S.J. “Membranes and Biofouling: A Slimy Situation.Proceedings of the 79th Annual Florida Water Resources Conference. Kissimmee, FL: FS/AWWA, FWEA and FWPCOA. Kissimmee, FL (April 4-7, 2004).
  40. Duranceau, S.J. “Membrane Pretreatment for Seawater Reverse Osmosis Desalination.” Proceedings of the 79th Annual Florida Water Resources Conference. Kissimmee, FL: FS/AWWA, FWEA and FWPCOA. Kissimmee, FL (April 4-7, 2004).
  41. Duranceau, S.J. and L.R. Henthorne. “Membrane Pretreatment for Seawater Reverse Osmosis Desalination.” 2003 Florida Section AWWA Conference Proceedings. Orlando, FL: FS/AWWA. (November 2003).
  42. Duranceau, S.J., et. al. “Process Conversion of the City of Sarasota’s Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant.” Proceedings of the 78th Annual Florida Water Resources Conference. Tampa, FL: FS/AWWA, FWEA and FWPCOA. (May 5-8, 2003).
  43. Duranceau, S.J. “Al Qaeda and Your Water.” 2002 Florida Section American Water Works Association Conference Proceedings. Palm Harbor, FL (November 2002).
  44. Duranceau, S.J. “Hyperfiltration – Florida’s Most Successful Drought Management Technique.” 2001 Florida Section American Water Works Association Conference Proceedings. Kissimmee, FL (November 2001).
  45. Duranceau, S.J. et. al. “Use of Electrochemical Noise for Corrosion Control Monitoring.” Proceedings of the Florida Section AWWA 2000 Conference, Kissimmee, FL (Nov. 2000).
  46. Duranceau, S.J. “Use of Electrochemical Noise for Corrosion Control Monitoring.” Proceedings of the Florida Section AWWA 2000 Conference, Kissimmee, FL (Nov. 2000).
  47. Manning, J.A.; S.J. Duranceau; et. al. “Integration of Lime Softening and Ultrafiltration – A Powerful Water Quality Combination.” Proceedings of the Florida Section AWWA 2000 Conference, Kissimmee, FL (Nov. 2000).
  48. Foster, J.; S.J. Duranceau; L. Hayes and C. Sammons. “Consumer Confidence Reports in Central Florida–A Case Study.” Proceedings of the Florida Section American Water Works Association 2000 Conference, Kissimmee, FL (Nov. 2000).
  49. Duranceau, S.J. et. al. “Membrane Replacement at the City of Sarasota’s Hollow-Fiber Desalting Facility.” Proceedings of the 75th Florida Water Resources Conference, Tampa, FL (April 2000).
  50. Duranceau, S.J., et. al. “Comparison of Hollow-Fiber and Spiral-Wound Ultra-Low Pressure Membrane Technologies on a Brackish Ground Water.”   Proceedings of the 74th Florida Water Resources Conference. Tallahassee, FL: April 24- 27, 515-525 (1999).
  51. Duranceau, S.J., J. Foster, and C. Anderson.  “ICR Pilot Plant Testing for the Deltona Water System.”  Proceedings of the Florida Section AWWA 1998 Annual Conference: ICR Water Quality Program.  Orlando, FL: Nov. 8-11 (1998).
  52. Lovins, W.A., J.S. Taylor, S.J. Duranceau, and R.M. Gonzalez.  “Bench-scale Treatment Alternatives for DBP Precursor Removal in a Highly Organic Surface Water Supply.”  Florida Section AWWA 1998 Annual Conf.:  ICR WQ Program Proc.  Orlando, FL: Nov. 8-11 (1998).
  53. Duranceau, S.J. et al.  "Innovative Use of an Interstage Turbine for Energy Recovery and Enhanced Water Production at a Membrane Desalting Facility."  Proceedings of the 73rd Florida Water Resources Conference.  Ft. Lauderdale, FL: April 5 – 8, 59-66 (1998).
  54. Gonzalez, R.M.; S.J. Duranceau, P.J. Lehman; S.S. Stone.  "Enhanced Coagulation and TOC Removal for a Florida Surface Water Supply."  Proc. of the 73rd Florida Water Resources Conf.  Ft. Lauderdale, FL: April 5 – 8, 13-20 (1998).
  55. Lovins, W.A.; S.J. Duranceau, S.J. and J.S. Taylor. "Use of Factorial Design of Experiments for Process Optimization."  Proceedings of the 73rd Florida Water Resources Conference.  Ft. Lauderdale, FL: April 5 – 8, 59-66 (1998).
  56. Duranceau, S.J., J.V. Foster, J. Poole.  "Impact of Wet-Pipe Fire Sprinkler Systems on Drinking Water Quality: Inorganic, Organic and Microbiological Findings."  Proceedings of the 72nd Annual Florida Water Resources Conference.  Orlando, FL: April 20-23 (1997).
  57. Duranceau, S.J. et al. "Grounding Can Affect Water Quality."  Proc. 71st Florida Water Resources Conf. Ft Myers, FL: May 5-8, 357-362 (1996).
  58. Duranceau, S.J., J. Foster, and  J. Poole.  “Impacts of Wet-Pipe Fire Sprinkler Systems on Drinking Water Quality-Summary of Water Quality Findings.”  Proceedings of AWWA 1997 Water Quality Technology Conference.  Denver, CO: November 9-12 (1997).
  59. Melear, E.L, S.J. Duranceau, D. Newnham, J. Robards, R.D. Teegarden. "Implementing Lead and Copper Corrosion Control: Demonstration Test Programs for Three Central Florida Utilities." Proceedings of the 70th Annual Florida Water Resources Conference. Jacksonville, FL; April 2-5, 172-176 (1995).
  60. Richardson, T., S.J. Duranceau, and D. Laliberte. "Full-Scale Implementation of a Carbonic Acid Aeration System for Hydrogen Sulfide Removal." Proceedings of the 70th Annual Florida Water Resources Conference. Jacksonville, FL; April 2-5, 62-72 (1995).
  61. Magdziasz, J.K., and S.J. Duranceau. "Effects of Potable Water Treatment Plant Residuals on Advanced Wastewater Treatment Operations:  One Utilities Experience." Proceedings of the 69th Annual Florida Water Resources Conference. Tampa, FL: 122-127 (Aug. 1994).
  62. Duranceau, S.J. et. al.  “Comparison of Carbon Dioxide and Sulfuric Acid Pretreatment of Packed Towers for Hydrogen Sulfide Removal from Groundwater."   Proceedings of the 69th Annual Florida Water Resources Conference. Tampa, FL: August, 164-168 (1994).
  63. Duranceau, S.J. and E.L. Melear. "Balancing Multiple Water Quality Requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act." Proceedings of the 68th Annual Florida Water Resources Conference. Orlando, FL: Nov. 14-17, 37-41 (1993).

 

 

Other Paper Publications – Trade Magazines and Industry Documents

  1. Duranceau, S.J. “Understanding pH. Recovery Zone. Stuart, FL: Southeast Desalting Association, Spring, 2014.
  2. Duranceau, S.J. “Maximize Post-Treatment to Stabilize Desalinated Water.” Opflow. Feb. 2012.
  3. Duranceau, S.J. and C.C. BoydϮ. “Post-Sedimentation Ultrafiltration Membrane Performance for a Florida Water Supply.” Solutions. Stuart, FL: AMTA (Winter 2012).
  4. Duranceau, S.J. and C.C. Boyd. “Integrating Ultrafiltration within Conventional Coagulation Facilities and the Unintended Consequence of Membrane Maintenance Chemicals Entering Conventional Recycle Streams.” Solutions. Stuart, FL: Am. Membrane Tech. Assoc. (Fall 2011).
  5. Duranceau, S.J. “Membrane Technologies Address Emerging Contaminants.” Solutions. Stuart, FL: American Membrane Technology Association (Summer 2011).
  6. Duranceau, S.J. Fact Sheet: Home Water Treatment Units: What Ocoee Customers Need to Know; A Fact Sheet that puts Home Water Treatment in Perspective (Winter 2010).
  7. Duranceau, S.J. “Optimum Permeate Blending.” Membrane Technology Solutions for Water Treatment. Supplement to the Water and Wastes Digest Summer Edition; p.16-18 (2010).
  8. Duranceau, S.J. “Considerations for Blending Permeate into Water Distribution Systems.” Solutions. Stuart, FL: American Membrane Technology Association (Fall 2009).
  9. Whiting, D.D., et. al. with S.J. Duranceau (technical advisory committee). Protocols for Determining Major-Seawater-Ion Toxicity in Membrane Technology Water Treatment Concentrate.  Tallahassee, FL: Florida DEP Bureau of Laboratories, December 28, 1995 (1995).

 



Patents

  • U.S. Patent 7081205. Mobile Desalination Plants and Systems, and Methods for Producing Desalinated Water. Inventors: A.W. Gordon; CR Cushing; SJ Duranceau; JM Cavanaugh. Assignee: Water Standard Company, L.L.C. Filed 7/30/03 Issued: July 25, 2006.
  • South African Patent 03684. Mobile Desalination Plants and Systems, and Methods for Producing Desalinated Water. International Classification CO2F 1/00. Application No. ZA20050003-684 200505059. Publication No. ZA200503684. Inventors: A.W. Gordon; C.R. Cushing; S.J. Duranceau; J.M. Cavanaugh. Assignee: Water Standard Company, L.L.C., September 6, 2005.
  • South Korean Patent 1020057006197. Mobile Desalination Plants and Systems, and Methods for Producing Desalinated Water. Inventors: A.W. Gordon; CR Cushing; SJ Duranceau; JM Cavanaugh. Assignee: Water Standard Company, L.L.C. Issued: August 26, 2005.
  • Canadian Patent 2,501,413. Mobile Desalination Plants and Systems, and Methods for Producing Desalinated Water. Inventors: A.W. Gordon; C.R. Cushing; S.J. Duranceau; J.M. Cavanaugh. Assignee: Water Standard Company, L.L.C.; August 25, 2005.
  • Chinese Patent CN 1714048 A. Mobile Desalination Plants and Systems, and Methods for Producing Desalinated Water. Publication WO2004033372. CO2F 1/00. Inventors: A.W. Gordon; C.R. Cushing; S.J. Duranceau; J.M. Cavanaugh. Assignee: WSC, L.L.C.; April 22, 2004.


 

RECOGNITION AND AWARDS

  • 2013-2014 UCF Teaching Incentive Program Award in recognition of outstanding teaching performance (April 28, 2014).
  • 2013 Best Paper (as a co-Author), Florida Section – American Water Works Association Fall 2013 Conference. “Comparing Anion Exchange Resins for Sulfate and DBP Precursor Removal from Aerated Groundwater Supplies.” Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate: Orlando, FL. (December 1-December 5, 2013).
  • 2013 Learning Institute for Elders at UCF, Inc. Competitive Grant Award Winner. for $2,130 for purchase of a Thermo Scientific ä general protocol convection oven (Model 51028064) designed to provide a temperature uniformity of ±4oC over an oven temperature range of 5oC to 75oC (November 26, 2013).
  • 2013 Corporate Affiliate Board’s Gold Star Award for Faculty Excellence, UCF Civil Environmental & Construction Engineering Department’s Builders of the Realm Ceremony, November 8, 2013.
  • 2013 Recognition & Service Award. American Membrane Technology Association. “In recognition of his commitment to educate and share his wealth of membrane technology knowledge for the advancement of AMTA’s members, students and event attendees. In addition, a special thanks for his service as a Past President and member of the AMTA Board of Directors from 2004 until 2012 and his prior service as a SEDA liaison.
  • 2013 Nomination for Technical Excellence in Academia by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) as part of Reaching for the Stars Central Florida’s Engineer’s Week.
  • 2012 Southeast Desalting Association Lifetime Achievement Award. "For his dedication and outstanding service in the development and continued support of the organization.” Bonita Springs, FL (June 19, 2012).
  • 2012 Emeritus Director Recipient; American Membrane Technologies Association (July 2012).
  • 2012 Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award; University of Central Florida, College of Engineering and Computer Sciences (February 3, 2012).
  • 2011 Best Paper (as a co-Author), Florida Section – American Water Works Association’s Fall 2011 Conference: “Evaluating In-Plant Infrastructure Corrosion after Replacing Lime Softening with Nanofiltration and Blending with Reverse Osmosis and Ion-Exchange Process Water.” Orlando, FL (Nov. 27 – Dec. 1, 2011).
  • 2011 Water Quality Person of the Year, American Membrane Technology Association, “In recognition of his years of hard work on behalf of AMTA, most recently his significant contribution and input to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the State Guidance Manuals,” Miami Beach, FL (July 20, 2011).
  • 2011 Best Paper Presentation, 2011 AMTA/SEDA Joint Conference and Exposition, “Membranes are the Solution,” Integrating Ultrafiltration within Conventional Coagulation Facilities and the Unintended Consequence of Membrane Maintenance Chemical Entering Conventional Recycle Streams Miami Beach, Florida (July 20, 2011).
  • 2010 Best Paper (as a co-Author), Florida Section – American Water Works Association’s Fall 2010 Conference, “Beta Testing of a New Ultrafiltration Membrane for Treatment of Manatee County’s Surface Water Supply,” Renaissance SeaWorld, Orlando, FL (December 2, 2010).
  • 2010 Certificate of Appreciation, University of Central Florida College of Graduate Studies, “For judging presentations at the Seventh Annual Graduate Research Forum at the University of Central Florida,” (March 30, 2010).
  • 2009 Best Paper (as a co-Author), Florida Section – American Water Works Association’s Fall 2009 Conference, “Innovative Hydrogen Sulfide Treatment Methods: Moving Beyond Packed Tower Aeration,” SeaWorld Renaissance Resort, Orlando, FL (December 1, 2009).
  • 2009 Distinguished Service Award, Southwest Membrane Operator Association, “In recognition of your contribution and support to the growth and development of the Southwest Membrane Operator’s Association,” Costa Mesa, CA (February 24, 2009).
  • 2008 Best Paper, Florida Section – AWWA’s Fall 2008 Conference, “Desalination Post-Treatment Considerations,” SeaWorld Renaissance Resort, Orlando, FL (December 3, 2008).
  • 2008 Presidential Award, American Membrane Technology Association, “In recognition of his untiring effort supporting the growth and development of AMTA through his service as Annual Conference chair and the furtherance of AMTA’s mission to increase the understanding and use of advanced water treatment technologies to improve America’s water supplies,”, Naples, FL (July 15, 2008).
  • 2008 Certificate of Appreciation, AWWA, “For Service to the Association and the Industry as Chair of the Water Desalting Committee,” Atlanta, GA (June 16, 2008).
  • 2006 Best Paper, 2006 AMTA Annual Conference and Exhibition. “Membrane Forensics and Troubleshooting Membrane Facilities.” Anaheim, CA (August 2, 2006).
  • 2006 Presidential Award, American Membrane Technology Association, “In recognition of his service to AMTA,” Anaheim, CA (July 21, 2006).
  • 2004 Distinguished Service Award, Southeast Desalting Association, “In recognition of his contribution to the growth and development of the Southeast Desalting Association,” Stuart, FL (June 29, 2004).
  • 1999 Certificate of Appreciation, Olivenhain Municipal Water District: “In recognition of his commitment to the membrane evaluation panel for Olivenhain’s 25 million gallon per day ultrafiltration water treatment plant,” (Encinitas, CA; April 1999).
  • 1995; 1998; 2001 Distinguished Service Awards, Florida Section AWWA.
  • 1988 Roy W. Lykins Scholarship, Florida Section AWWA (Inaugural recipient).




 

 

 

The Environmental Systems Engineering Institute (ESEI) is the drinking water treatment research facility that is affiliated with the Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering (CECE) at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The ESEI is located in Engineering Building II on the UCF main campus in Orlando, Florida. The ESEI laboratories are outfitted with state-of-the-art analytical equipment capable of facilitating many standard water quality tests as well as carrying out cutting-edge environmental and chemical analyses; the ESEI has extensive experience with standard EPA, ASTM and Standard Methods techniques.

The ESEI assists in meeting State University System (SUS) goals as the Institute enhances the state and its many valuable assets by assisting the Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering in providing a high quality academic program that aids the state to meet economic and workforce needs. The Institute provides cutting edge research to address global problems and provides independent thinking professionals to solve these problems, improving the quality of life for Floridians. Moreover the five key elements of UCF’s strategic plan are embedded into the operating principles of ESEI. The ESEI mission stands for opportunity; its vision is bold and is building effective interdisciplinary research and is committed to inclusiveness and excellence; its values are of the highest standard as exemplified in its formal quality control process; its goals include integrity, scholarship, community, creativity and excellence; and its challenge is to cultivate an attitude of responsiveness to the drinking water community.

The ESEI has been effective in meeting its stated mission, goals and objectives, and remains a viable and important component of the University. The ESEI has been effective in furthering the knowledge and practice of engineering professions nationally while providing our students with the best possible education in a stimulating research-oriented and intellectually diverse environment. The Institute has provided technical support and analysis to municipal/governmental water utilities, engineering firms and other. Some of the work conducted by ESEI has been funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. Many of our undergraduate students participate in research projects that without ESEI’s facilities and well as institutional experience would not have otherwise occurred. For example, one of the investigations conducted with the help of ESEI involved the participation of undergraduate civil, environmental and construction engineering students to impress upon them the significance of infrastructure corrosion, to provide an opportunity to learn more about corrosion, and to motive these students to pursue advanced degrees with emphasis being placed on performing corrosion research. As such, that research effort supported, in part, the recommendations offered by the National Research Council and National Academy of Sciences that sought actions to improve the corrosion education of graduating engineers (Assessment of Corrosion Education, The National Academies Press, Washington D.C. 2009).

The ESEI is unique as it is one of few laboratories in Florida that is dedicated to providing disinfection by-product formation potential modeling to municipal utilities and professional engineering organizations that cannot obtain the service from commercial laboratories or other academic institutions. Another unique expertise that the ESEI has developed since Dr. Duranceau joined UCF is the ability to accurately quantify sulfide in drinking water wells. Sulfide is a non-regulated, naturally occurring chemical that occurs in ground water in Florida, and is very difficult to accurately measure. ESEI has earned a reputation for this type of testing which has aided UCF to attract both Institute and UCF research projects that support graduate student education. The research that is conducted directly, or indirectly, within the Institute aids the overall mission of UCF in its desire to conduct high quality research that results in high-impact peer reviewed publications. The work conducted by ESEI is valued, and it appears that there will continue to be a need for this type of research in the foreseeable future.

The Institute is under the direction of Dr. Steven J. Duranceau, P.E., an Associate Professor in the Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering Department at the University of Central Florida, in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Duranceau's research focuses on advanced water treatment process cost, performance and mass transfer investigations, distribution system water quality and corrosion control. Some of his work has been published in Journal AWWA, Journal Aqua, International Journal of Environmental Health, Synthetic Communications, Desalination and Florida Water Resources Journal. He serves on the editorial boards for the journals Desalination and Water Treatment and Membranes; also, he previously served on the editorial advisory boards for the Journal AWWA and Desalination. He serves on the Research Advisory Board of the National Water Research Institute. He is a past-President and Emeritus member of the American Membrane Technologies Association (AMTA). He is one of the founding members of two of AMTA’s affiliates, the Southeast Desalting Association (SEDA) and the Southwest Membrane Operators Association (SWMOA). He is past chair of several American Water Works Association’s (AWWA’s) committees and is active in the Florida Section AWWA. He is past chair of American Water Works Association's (AWWA's) Desalting, Membrane Processes and Inorganic Contaminants Committees. He is a past Trustee for the Florida Section AWWA, and has been recognized by receiving several distinguished service awards. He was chair of AWWA's 1995 and 1997 Membrane Technologies Conferences.

Several faculty at UCF have worked with the Institute on a wide array of projects with many environmental interests. Many of the faculty and staff within the UCF CECE Department as well as from other UCF departments, have collaborated with ESEI. UCF maintains a healthy relationship with utilities as well as local industrial and commercial entities.

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