June 14, 2011: Desalination and Osmotic Power
We live in a thirsty world. The demand for water is increasing while the supply is decreasing. With plenty of salt water near by Southern California is well positioned to take full advance of desalination and osmotic power. However, the desalination process comes with environmental issuesthat delay projects for decades. This program promises to introduce you to the technology and success stories from around the world.
Randy Truby has been a professional in the membrane desalination industry since 1969 where he began his career as a Research Assistant at General Atomic. He is currently President, R L Truby & Associates. His clients include Toray Industries where he is Chairman, Global Marketing and Sales. He also works for NanoH2O as Director, Global Sales and Strategies. Mr. Truby has additional consulting clients.
Mr. Truby has been involved in the development, application and manufacture of reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, and microfiltration membranes for over 42 years. He has served as partner and Vice President of Aqua Media Ltd., CEO of Fluid Systems Corporation, Vice President of Hydranautics/Nitto and CEO of Toray Membrane USA during his career. In this capacity Mr. Truby was involved in many of the major desalination systems installed around the world.
Mr. Truby is currently Comptroller of the International Desalination Association (IDA) and is also a Past President. He is Director Emeritus of the American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Affordable Desalination Collaboration. Mr. Truby has authored over 45 technical presentations on membrane desalination.
Mr. Truby graduated with Honors in 1968 from San Diego State University with a BS Degree in Biology.