8th International Water Association Specialist Conference on Natural Organic Matter (NOM8) and the IWA Particle Separation Conference

Local Organizer: Water Research Commission (WRC) of South Africa and the South African Government's ministry of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation
Community Organizer:

Following successful conference on natural organic matter, held in Tokyo (Japan) held on the 7-10 October 2019, the 8th International Water Association (IWA) specialist conference on natural organic matter (NOM8) will be held in Boksburg (South Africa) back to back with the Particle Separation Conference as from the 5th December to 10th December 2022.  The conference will provide a platform to share the latest scientific and practical knowledge on natural organic matter in diverse water environments, drinking water, wastewater, and recycled water. The particle conference will begin on Wednesday afternoon and end on the Friday, with overlapping sessions between the two conferences on the Wednesday. The particle conference will cover advances in particle science and characterization as well as basic mechanisms of particle separation processes, the occurrence of, and changes in, natural and synthetic nano- and micro-particles in surface waters and wastewaters and their impact on treatment processes. Progress in particle removal technologies, such as coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, flotation, filtration and membrane processes will also be discussed. Topics such as emerging technologies for particle removal will be discussed. Participation of all professionals and engineers in different sectors are welcome.

Topics

  • Climate change and NOM in aquatic environment.
  • Innovations in characterization, measurement and monitoring of NOM.
  • Ecological effects of NOM
  • Wastewater effluents as NOM sources
  • Role of NOM in desalination processes.
  • New treatment chemicals for particle separation
  • Emerging technologies for particle removal
  • Progress in particle removal technologies, such as coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, flotation, filtration and membrane processes
  • Particle removal in industrial context
  • Dynamics and impacts of NOM in water, wastewater, or recycling treatment processes.

Programme Committee

Name Affiliation Country
Prof Bhekie Mamba
UNISA – College of Science, Engineering & Technology South Africa
Prof Thabo Nkambule
UNISA – College of Science, Engineering & Technology South Africa
Dr. Machawe Motsa
UNISA – College of Science, Engineering & Technology South Africa
Dr. Unathi Sidwaba
UNISA – College of Science, Engineering & Technology South Africa
Prof Kenneth Persons
Lund University Sweden
Prof Peter Jarvis
Cranfield Water Science Institute United Kingdom
Prof David Reckhow
University of Massachusetts United States Of America
Dr. Jenyuk Lohwacharin
Chulalongkorn University Thailand
Prof Satoshi Takaziwa
University of Tokyo Japan
Dr. Leonard Tijing
University of Technology Sydney Australia