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Follow the hyperlinks to download more details about each of these listed courses, or scroll down on this page to see information on other training we offer. See something you like? Email us to be wait-listed for the next offering of this training near you.

More dates and venues for 2020 coming soon. Contact us now if you are interested in hosting an event while we are still populating our calendar and looking towards 2020.

Group discounts available when three or more register at the same time. Discounts available for full-time university students and staff.


Reverse Osmosis Specialist – Level 2
(Classroom and Hands-on, 3 days)

Provides the basics of RO technology and covers the knowledge required to understand the working of any reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment plant. Offers practical application and skill formation using a commissioned desal plant.

This training includes:

  • Overview of industries in which RO is used
  • Typical process flows
  • Overviews of RO, RO units and pre-treatment
  • Theory of RO, element construction, basic design and operation constraints
  • Profiling and Probing
  • PV element removal, inspection and re-loading

Completing these hands-on days qualifies successful participants to become accredited as DHP Reverse Osmosis Specialists (Level 2), assuming all pre-requisites for accreditation have been met.


Reverse Osmosis Specialist – Level 3
(Classroom & Hands-on, 3 days)

This training focuses on advanced monitoring and troubleshooting for the more experienced operator and technician. Based around ‘What if?’ questions generated from years of training and operator experience there will also be time to address the specific needs of training attendees.

This training includes:

  • Advanced troubleshooting
  • Advanced RO system operation
  • Bacteria and water treatment chemistry
  • Instrumentation verification and accuracy
  • Advanced trending and monitoring
  • Using design software

Completing these hands-on days qualifies successful participants to become accredited as DHP Reverse Osmosis Specialists (Level 3), assuming all pre-requisites for accreditation have been met.

RO Water Treatment Chemistry (Classroom, 1 day)

Advanced and expert level understanding of RO water treatment chemistry. Many water treatment professionals have not had much formal training on water treatment chemistry, which is what this seminar will address, through DHPaul’s signature blend of theory and practical application.

An advanced level course that will provide you with the knowledge needed to understand all the chemistry involved in RO Water Treatment, including pre-treatment and post-treatment, and is applicable to all RO applications including, drinking water, power generation, waste water and sea water.

This seminar will include an honest comparison of generic and proprietary blended products.


Reverse Osmosis 301
(Classroom, 1 day)

This one day seminar is ideal for anyone wanting to improve their troubleshooting skills and take their understanding from an Intermediate to an Advanced level. Benefit from the combined experience of the DHPaul Trainers, who have trained and consulted at hundreds of different locations. Reverse Osmosis 301 is a condensed look at the theory from the RO Specialist Level 3 training, done in a classroom setting without all the practical and hands-on components.


Reverse Osmosis 101
(Classroom, 1 day)

Provides the basics of RO technology for those who can only commit to one day of classroom training. RO101 covers the knowledge required to understand the working of any reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment plant.
This training includes:

  • Overview of industries using RO
  • Typical process flows
  • Overviews of RO, RO units and pre-treatment
  • Theory of RO, element construction, basic design and operation constraints


Operation, Control and Maintenance of Membrane Filtration Units
(Hands-on, 3 days)

The use of Microfiltration (MF) and Ultrafiltration (UF) membranes is growing at a significant pace with applications including sewage and waste water treatment and the production of drinking water, high purity water, food and dairy products, beverages and more. Membrane Bioreactors (MBR) are MF/UF products used in sewage treatment and this seminar covers the basics of Membrane Filtration and MBR and is perfect for anyone wanting to know about these newest membrane technologies. The hands-on days develop the practical skills needed to maintain and monitor your UF/MF unit, identifying potential problems early. Successful pre-treatment is essential for ensuring the best results from your RO plant, extending the life of membrane elements and reducing ongoing maintenance costs.

AMS and DHPaul are very pleased to be partnering with DuPont to offer this training at their production facility in Windsor, NSW. This is a unique opportunity for attendees as the DuPont site offers training opportunities not usually found at an commissioned UF/MF site. Separate to the training attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Windsor site and hear from the DuPont business development team.



Dates and venues for the next offering of the following courses are still to be confirmed. Send us an email to express your interest and get first access to places when available. Or call to discuss what’s involved in hosting a training at your site.


MBR Short Course – Dr Graeme Pearce (UK)
(Classroom, 1 day)

The MBR Short Course consists of one full day. Covers municipal and industrial applications, and includes information on cost comparison, product review and operational issues.


UF/MF Membrane Short Course – Dr Graeme Pearce (UK)
(Classroom, 2×2 days)

The UF/MF short course has an Intermediate and Advanced module, each taking place over two days. Each module of the course has a standard syllabus with detailed content updated annually to ensure it reflects the latest developments and remains current.


Water and Wastewater Minimisation Technologies
(Classroom, 1 day)

This advanced seminar covers the existing and emerging membrane technologies that can be used for water and wastewater minimisation, up to and including Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD). This one day seminar is ideal for anyone needing a better understanding of current and emerging membrane technologies. The focus is on minimising long-term costs associated with water use and water treatment, wastewater discharge, wastewater treatment and compliance with environmental regulations. An essential seminar for managers, supervisors, procurement specialists, design engineers, university students and academic staff.

Membrane Filtration 101 (Classroom, 1 day)

The use of Microfiltration (MF) and Ultrafiltration (UF) membranes is growing at a significant pace. Applications include the production of drinking water, high purity water, food and dairy products, beverages and more. Membrane Bioreactors (MBR) are MF/UF products used in sewage treatment. This seminar covers the basics of Membrane Filtration including MBR and is perfect for anyone wanting to know about this membrane technology.


Interpreting Water Analyses
(Classroom, 1 day)

Advanced and expert level understanding of water treatment theory, monitoring and troubleshooting requires an excellent knowledge of water treatment chemistry and biology. However, many water treatment professionals have not had much formal training on water treatment chemistry and biology, which is what this seminar aims to address. This advanced level course provides the knowledge needed to understand a complete water analysis report and many of the common water treatment problems and issues faced.


High Purity Water Treatment
(Classroom, 3 days)

This advanced seminar provide attendees with a thorough understanding of high purity water treatment. It’s not possible to really understand high purity water treatment without understanding basic water treatment chemistry and biology. This seminar will provide you with what you need to know. This three day seminar is ideal for anyone needing a better understanding of high purity water treatment and is not focused on any one application. An essential seminar for managers, supervisors, procurement specialists, design engineers, university students and academic staff.


Reducing the Cost of RO Water Treatment
(Classroom, 3 days)

The purpose of this seminar is to provide attendees with the tools and techniques needed to identify cost-reducing opportunities at their plants. What is taught is grounded on DHPaul’s instructor-consultants’ combined experience in hundreds of water treatment plants worldwide. The seminar essentially teaches DHP’s consulting methodology for cost reduction, which can be applied successfully to the smallest plants through to the largest municipal plants.

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