Optional visits REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED > Technical and cultural visits on 27 june


Date: 27 june 2019 (Thursday)

Time: 08:30 h – 17:00 h

Fee: 120 €

Limited number of places (about 50 for each visit)

Due to the limited number of places, visits T1 and T2 are limited to persons registrated to the conference (no possibility today for accompanying persons). If would you be interested to register to a visit T1 or T2 for an accompnying person, please indicate her name and which visit. We will tell you later about possibility. These 3 technical visits held at the same time (simultaneously).



Registered conference delegates have the option of visiting either :

    1. IFTS, Roger Ben Aim Center and a waste water treatment plant in Agen 
    2. Polymem facilities and ultrafiltration plant
    3. The medieval city of Carcassonne 

Fees include transportation to the different places from the conference center, technical visits, a cultural visit and lunch. 



Technical visit 1 : IFTS, Roger Ben Aim Center and a waste water treatment plant in Agen 




IFTS, “Institut de la Filtration et des Techniques Séparatives”, International Filter Testing Services is a non profit organization (Association Loi 1901) with membership, accredited (ISO 17025) and certified (ISO 9001) laboratory and research centre (labels SRC Research and Technology organization and CRT : Technical Ressources Centre) focusing on fluid filtration and separation science.


Roger Ben Aim Test Center, founded in 2018, is a unique test platform in Europe located along the Garonne river and close to the famous canal bridge just between a drinking water production plant and a domestic sewage treatment plant. 



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Technical visit 2: Polymem facilities and ultrafiltration plant



Polymem, French independent SME located in the Toulouse area (www.polymem.fr), established in 1997 by two engineers specializing in hollow fiber membranes for water treatment, manufactures water filtration membranes and modules for the water treatment markets.

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Program of the day:

8.30 am - Meeting in Toulouse for bus departure

8.30 - 10.00 am - Travel from Toulouse to the UF plant site

10.00 to 12.30 am - Polymem products presentation and Visit of the drinking water treatment plant in Chélan (Gers) with Polymem membranes

12.30 to 2.30 pm - Lunch 

2.30 – 4.00 pm - Return trip to Toulouse

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Technical visit 3: the medieval city of Carcassonne 



The City of Carcassone is a unique fortified ensemble of medieval buildings, listed as World heritage by UNESCO. It is known to be one of the largest and best preserved medieval cities in Europe. Perched on a hill and ideally located on the trade and migration route of the southern France, the city has been fortified over the centuries and considered impregnable.

With a guide, you will walk in the medieval streets and admire the Basilica of Saint-Nazaire and Saint Celse, a perfectly harmonious union of Roman and Gothic architecture. During lunch, you will discover regional gastronomy and then you will have free time to discover the shops of the city.

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