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MISC 121 - Seawater Desalination

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MISC 121 03 October 2022 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MISC 121 28 November 2022 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MISC 121 19 December 2022 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Over the past decade, water scarcity, changes in global climate patterns, and urban growth have led planner  twoared explitation of non-conventional resources. Water desalination one of the strongest altrnative for conventional resources to compensite for water defeicincy. The technologies of existing desalination systems will be discussed in terms of basic principles, design and selection of key desalination plant components, desalinated water post-treatment, and concentrate management. The factors which limit the performance or the affordability of these systems will be highlighted. 

Course Objectives

  • Providing a theoretical basis and practical information about desalination technology
  • Being familiar with the desalination processes using thermal, membrane, and alternative technologies
  • Realizing the principles of Monitoring, Surveillance, and EIA of Desalination Projects
  • Being capable of selecting appropriate membrane process for a specific application
  • Identifying appropriate pre-treatment and post treatment schemes

Who Should Attend?

  • Desalination plant operators
  • Desalination plant workers and engineers
  • Muncibailites directores and inspectors
  • Environmental and chemical engineers
  • EIA experts

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Introduction to membrane technology
  • Characteristics of seawater
  • Transport theiory
  • Solution-diffusion model
  • Concentration polarization

Day 2

  • RO membrane structures & materials (general overview)
  • RO membranes modules
  • RO system – general description
  • Membrane desalination plant components
  • RO membrane Separation
  • Concentrate disposal

Day 3

  • Desalination pretreatment processes
  • NF
  • UF
  • MF

Day 4

  • Introduction to thermal desalination
  • Single effect distillation
  • Multi-effect distillation

Day 5

  • Electrodialysis
  • Forward osmosis
  • Case studies
  • Monitoring, Surveillance, and Regulation
  • Environmental Impact Assessment of Desalination Projects