Emerging Water Resource-Energy Nexus

10/25 (Wed.) 14:00-16:00

Moderators

  • Deputy Chief Engineer, Water Resources Agency, MOEA

    Chun-Hung Chen

    Chun-Hung Chen earn his doctor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering from National Taiwan University. He dedicated over 30 years of his career to the Water Resources Agency of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and its affiliated agencies. He held various positions include Section Chief, Deputy Director, Director of the Water Resources Planning Institute (now the Water Resources Planning Branch), Chief Engineer, Division Deputy Director of the Water Resources Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs.

  • Professor, Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Taiwan University

    Chia-Hung Hou

    Dr. Chia-Hung Hou is a professor at National Taiwan University. He currently also serves as the chief executive at NTU Water Innovation, Low Carbon and Environmental Sustainability Research Center. His research group focuses on water-energy technologies, including advanced carbon nanomaterials, electrochemical desalination, water reclamation, and resource recovery from wastewaters. His group is pioneering in developing water-energy sustainable technologies. Specially, the pilot-scale membrane capacitive deionization (MCDI) for energy-effective ion separation has been demonstrated in the municipal wastewater treatment plants and high-tech industry for water reclamation.

Speakers

  • Director of Innovation / ACCIONA Agua S.A.U.

    Jorge J. Malfeito

    Jorge J. Malfeito is currently Director of Innovation in Acciona's Water Business. His professional career has focused on the leadership of Research, Development and Innovation, focused on membranes processes, desalination and water treatment.

    He is a member of the Board of Directors of the European Desalination Society (EDS) and the Board of Directors of the Water Europe Technology Platform (WE).

    He is also member of the International Desalination Association (IDA) being a member of its Scientific Committee as well as member of the Spanish Association of Desalination and Reuse (AEDyR).

    The title of speech

    Innovation in RO seawater desalination: process optimization and minimization of the energy consumption

    Short abstract of speech

    As the global population continues to grow and water scarcity becomes an increasingly pressing issue, seawater desalination has emerged as a crucial solution to meet the world's burgeoning freshwater demands. Reverse osmosis (RO) seawater desalination has gained prominence as an efficient and effective method for converting seawater into potable water.

    Therefore, our objective is to aim to make seawater desalination more sustainable, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly, from pretreatment and membrane selection to post-treatment and waste disposal. By identifying and addressing inefficiencies or bottlenecks, researchers can fine-tune the desalination process, maximizing freshwater yield while minimizing resource wastage.

    In parallel, the quest to minimize energy consumption is crucial to alleviate the environmental impact of desalination. though the Innovative approaches, such as advanced energy recovery systems, integration of renewable energy sources, and optimization of operation schedules, aim to reduce the carbon footprint and make desalination more sustainable in the long run.

  • APR Regional Sales Manager, Danfoss High Pressure Pumps

    LEE HO JAE

    Mr. Lee is a professional of mechanical equipment and system design for RO systems. His career includes designing combined cycle power plants and sales and marketing for pumps and valves.
    He is a member of the board of KDPA(Korean Desalination Plant Association).
    Mr. Lee is majored in Mechanical Engineering in Pusan National University, Korea and has MBA from Aalto University. He is Ph.D candidate in Business Consulting at Pusan National University, Korea.

    The title of speech

    High Pressure Pumps and Energy Recovery Device for RO System

    Short abstract of speech

    The general trend in Seawater Desalination(SD) market for energy efficiency and total water cost. The new approach with modular design for medium sized SWRO projects. The newly developed ‘active’ energy recovery device.

  • General Manager Taiwan Agent of Danfoss High Pressure Pumps

    Kevin Huang

    ◆ Focus on business desalination system
    ◆ Evaporation MED-TC desalination system, 5700CMDin Qatar
    ◆ Mobile Containerized SWRO
    ◆ Small SWRO in small island for Military
    ◆ Danfoss High Pressure Pumps and Energy Recovery Device
    The title of speech

    High Pressure Pumps and Energy Recovery Device for RO System

    Short abstract of speech

    The general trend in Seawater Desalination(SD) market for energy efficiency and total water cost. The new approach with modular design for medium sized SWRO projects. The newly developed ‘active’ energy recovery device.

  • Assistant professor Dept. of Bio-industrial Mechatronics Engineering, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

    Wu-Yang Sean

    Wu-Yang SEAN obtained his Ph.D in 2005 from University of Tokyo (Japan). From 2006 till he joined CYCU in 2013, he focus on the research of green energy and electric vehicles in non-profit organization, ITRI in Taiwan. In ITRI, he was a group head and responsible for developing industrial technologies. The solid research achievements include 11 patents fired in Taiwan, China and US with strong team work. Till 2022.7, he joined the environmental engineering dept. in CYCU. His interests are focus on meso-scale numerical modeling of hydrate, energy saving of wastewater treatment plant and reusing of automotive lithium-ion battery. From 2022.8, He shift his work to Dept. of Bio-industrial Mechatronics Engineering, National Chung Hsing University.

    The title of speech

    Fouling estimation and energy-saving control model of RO membrane filtration for reclaimed water process

    Short abstract of speech

    Water resources and energy are the key regarding sustainable social development. The possibility of exploring water resources and water treatment to reduce energy consumption should be highlighted. Both desalination and reclaimed water make extensive use of the reverse osmosis (RO) process. However, membrane fouling leads to a rise in trans-membrane pressure and decreases the lifetime of the membrane. As a consequence, determining strategies for fouling control and calculating the lifetime of the membranes used in reverse osmosis (RO) systems are essential to ensuring adequate maintenance and long-term deployment of these systems. This method was found to be effective for predicting the optimal operating pressure of the RO membrane, which is necessary for preventing fouling and reducing the energy required for water production. In this investigation, the adaptive control algorithm (ACA) enabled real-time adaptive estimate of critical model parameters based on either RO flow data or life cycle-sensitized membrane permeate parameters. The capability of this model to make accurate forecasts is improved by integrating current process measurements into the model's parameterization via SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition). In the near future, it’s planned to combine power management with green energy and develop chip sets in integrating RO modules.

AGENDA

  • 14:00~14:10
    Opening Remarks
  • 14:10~14:20
    Introduction by Moderator
    Chun-Hung Chen Deputy Chief Engineer, Water Resources Agency, MOEA
  • 14:20~14:40
    Keynote Speech

    Innovation in RO Seawater Desalination: Process Optimization and Minimization of The Energy

    Jorge J. Malfeito, R&D Director, ACCIONA Agua S.A.U.
  • 14:40~15:00
    Keynote Speech

    High Pressure Pumps and Energy Recovery Device for RO System

    LEE HO JAE / APR Regional Sales Manager, Danfoss High Pressure Pumps Kevin Huang / General Manager Taiwan Agent of Danfoss High Pressure Pumps
  • 15:00~15:20
    Keynote Speech

    Fouling Estimation and Energy-Saving Control Model of RO Membrane Filtration for Reclaimed

    Asst. Prof. Wu-Yang Sean, National Chung Hsing University
  • 15:20~15:55
    Panel Discussion
  • 15:55~16:00
    Closing Remarks
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