November 2018

Ozone for Drinking Water Treatment

Status: Advanced registration for this session is now closed. A limited number of on-site registrations will be accepted at the door.
Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Ozone for Drinking Water Treatment
Location: Holiday Inn Vancouver-Centre (Ballroom East), 711 West Broadway Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Dr. Saad Y. Jasim, P.Eng.
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $419.00 + GST = $439.95 until Nov 15, 2018

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $519.00 + GST = $544.95

Non-Member Price: $519.00 + GST = $544.95

Student Member Price: $259.50 + GST = $272.48
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by November 15, 2018 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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Ozone in drinking water treatment used primarily for disinfection and to control taste and odour. In addition, ozonation can improve colour, iron and manganese removal. Ozone applications in drinking water has been gaining attention following the establishment of a maximum allowable concentration (MAC) for trihalomethanes (THMs), as ozone can efficiently replace chlorine for pre-treatment and primary disinfection of raw water.

In the last decade, traces of pharmaceuticals, Personal Care Products (PPCPs) and Endocrine Disrupting Compounds (EDCs) were reported in water cycle, including surface waters, wastewater, groundwater and drinking water. These compounds were referred to as Chemicals of Emerging Concern. Advances in analytical technology have been a key factor driving their increased detection. Ozone & Ozone based Advanced Oxidation Processes have been recognized as the best technologies to remove these contaminants. Removal of Cyanotoxins from Algal Blooms is another success of ozone applications.

Unique features of the course

  • The course introduce case studies in the drinking water industry to investigate the efficacy of water treatment technologies to improve water quality with the focus on the ability of Ozone to resolve new challenges in drinking water quality

Target Audience

Professionals working in the water treatment industry (Engineers, Consultants, Graduate students, Operators, Technologists, etc.) who use ozone in their water treatment processes, or are in the process of implementing Ozone for drinking water treatment.


Dr. Saad Y. Jasim, P.Eng.

Dr. Jasim received his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Baghdad University, his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wales Swansea in the UK.  He is a registered professional engineer in Ontario and in British Columbia.

Dr. Jasim serves as Manager, Utilities for the City of White Rock. He started the work to investigate and research the technologies for the new water treatment plants and initiated the discussion with the Res’eau-WaterNet, University of British Columbia, which led to signing the agreement to conduct the studies required for the design of the new water treatment plant for the removal of Arsenic and Manganese.
Dr. Jasim was elected as the “President Elect” for the International Ozone Association.
He served as the Director, Great Lakes Regional Office-International Joint Commission (IJC), dealing with Water Quality issue in the Great Lakes.

Dr. Jasim was the Founding CEO for the Walkerton Clean Centre. He managed the establishment of the Centre to be the leading training provider in Ontario.

He served as Director, Water Quality & Production for the Windsor Utilities Commission, Windsor, ON, Canada. He proposed a implemented the first Ozone as a Primary Disinfectant, the first application of that size and application in the Province of Ontario, which was followed by other cities.
Dr. Jasim is past President of the Ontario Water Works Association; Past President of the International Ozone Association-Pan American Group (IOA-PAG); a member of the Board of Directors of the International Ozone Association, serves on the Editorial Board of Ozone Science & Engineering Journal and the Editorial Board for Water Process Engineering Journal.
Dr. Jasim serves as Adjunct Professor at the University of Windsor since 1996.
Received many International and National awards for his work.

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