Water Quality & Purification Workshop
October 23, 2019

hosted by Ecolab
Sugar Land

Are you developing water quality or purification technologies or solutions?

Are you looking for solutions or collaboration partners?

The Technology Collaboration Center will hold a workshop on Water Quality & Purification, hosted by Ecolab in Sugar Land, on Wednesday, October 23, in parthership with TMA BlueTech and the Federal Laboratory Consortium, with presentations on the latest technology developments or unmet challenges, and interactive sessions on the formation of new technology collaboration partnerships related to water.

TCC workshops are designed to explore potential relationships with others attending the workshop that may have common interests in the workshop topic area.

In addition to two presentation panel sessions, this workshop will feature interactive discussion sessions exploring formation of new partnerships in 6 topic areas:

  • Water purification
  • Water recycle, reuse & reclamation
  • Water quality monitoring
  • Water challenges in the energy sector
  • Desalination
  • General industrial water challenges

After the workshop, the TCC plans to launch projects to form one or more new strategic partnerships related to water topics, based on the results of the workshop discussion sessions.

The registration deadline was noon, October 21.  A limited number of Late Registration tickets are available for $200 (no member discounts).

Details on the workshop, including the agenda, presenters, and workshop location will be provided to registered attendees.

Register now online through the TCC’s website.


  •   8:00  Networking Breakfast & Registration
  •   8:30  Welcome Remarks
  •   8:45  Presentation Panel
  • 10:05  Networking Break
  • 10:25  Water Strategic Challenge Overview
  • 10:35  Water Challenge Topics Overview
  • 10:50  Discussion Groups: Unmet Challenges
  • 11:50  Group Reports: Unmet Challenges
  • 12:20  Networking Lunch
  •   1:05  Presentation Panel
  •   2:25  Networking Break
  •  2:45  Discussion Groups: Potential Solutions
  •   3:45  Group Reports: Potential Solutions
  •   4:15  Water Strategic Challenge: Next Steps
  •   4:30  Adjourn


  • ABI Enterprises:
    Grey Water Reclamation
  • Biolargo (client of TMA BlueTech, TCC Member):
    PFAS Contamination of Water
  • Countertrace
    Targeted Contaminant Removal
  • DuPont:
    Minimal Liquid Discharge
  • Ecolab (TCC Member):
    3D TRASAR™ for Continuous Monitoring & Control of Water Quality
  • Federal Laboratory Consortium:
    Available Water Technologies at the Federal Labs
  • Katz Water Technologies:
    Desalination of Produced Water Using a Thermal Distillation System
  • M4 Knick:
    Water Quality Monitoring - Microprocessors for Online Liquid Analytics
  • NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (TCC Member):
    Overview of the ISS Water Recovery System
  • Ossus Biorenewables:
    Development of Microbial Hardware Device for Wastewater Treating in the Permian Basin
  • Rice University (TCC Member):
    Low Energy Desalination
  • Texas Tech University:
    Biological Treatment of High
  • Water Labs Technologies:
    The Water Factory: Application of Magnetic Ballast Clarification for Water Recycling


Workshop Program Committee (*=TCC member)

  • Victor Keasler, Ecolab* - Co-Chair
  • Kaylie Young, Ecolab* - Co-Chair
  • Kevin Barquinero, Federal Laboratory Consortium
  • Marie Contou-Carrere, Rice University*
  • Ernest Davis, Rice University*
  • Dan Gazda, NASA Johnson Space Center*
  • Raj Ghimire, PfP Industries
  • Tamara Kahn, TMA BlueTech*
  • Sam Kannappan, ABI Enterprises
  • Gary Katz, Katz Water Technologies
  • Qilin Li, Rice University*
  • Henk Mooiweer, Innovenate*
  • Sahana Nagappayya*, Cumin Ventures
  • Dharmpal Takhar, Shell*
  • Jin Ye, City of Houston