Mr. Vickers is President of SPI and a nationally recognized authority in membrane treatment processes used for recycled water and drinking water treatment. His expertise covers over 31 years with MF/UF/NF/RO membrane technology including membrane procurement, piloting, design, commissioning and operational support. Mr. Vickers is a primary reviewer of the AWWA MF and UF Manual of Practice (MOP) and author of the chapters on membrane system design and cost. He is also one of the primary authors of the USEPA Membrane Filtration Guidance Manual. Mr. Vickers is the former chair of the AWWA Membrane Process Committee.
Mr. Vickers has a detailed understanding of membrane integrity and regulatory compliance issues. He has recently developed a concept for automated conductivity profiling for characterizing RO membrane LRVs. This concept has won awards from the USBR crowd sourcing prize as part of its Pathogen Challenge program. He has also obtained a provisional patent to allow for further development. He recently received the ‘best paper award’ for his conductivity profiling paper presented at the AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology conference in 2019.