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CHM 173 - Introduction to Sea Water Desalination

Code Start Date Duration Venue
CHM 173 03 April 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 173 29 May 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 173 24 July 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 173 18 September 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 173 13 November 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 173 04 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

This course introduces participants to topics such as water resources, chemistry of saline water, modeling and analysis of single effect desalination combined with mechanical vapor compression and thermal vapor compression, modeling of Multiple Effect Desalination (MED), modeling of single and multistage desalination processes. Reverse Osmosis, cogeneration, scale formation; pre and post treatment operations, economic consideration of various desalination processes are also covered.

Course Objectives

  • To be aware of the water shortage and the available resources in the world. 
  • To learn the chemistry and analysis of saline water. 
  • To learn about the different pre-treatment and post-treatment process.               
  • To learn the problems associated with scale formation and the preventive ways and tools to overcome such problem. 
  • To learn the design, analysis, and modeling of various desalination processes. 
  • To use the computer skills and software to solve desalination problems.       
  • To apply the economic consideration in the design of desalination processes.

Who Should Attend?

  • Utilities Supervisors
  • Senior Operators  
  • Support Engineers
  • Engineering Trainees

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Water resources and chemistry
  • Introduction to water resources, demand and supply of water. 
  • Basic chemistry
  • The chemistry of saline water. 
  • Importance of water
  • Characteristics of Water 
  • Natural constituents of water

Day 2

  • Heat balances
  • Conversation of energy and heat balances
  • Sensible heat
  • Latent heat
  • Introduction to heat transfer
  • Conduction
  • Convection    
  • Radiation
  • Heat exchanger

Day 3

  •  Modeling and analysis of single and multiple effect evaporator 
  • Theory and design of single effect evaporator
  • Theory and design of mechanical vapor compression desalination process. (MVC)
  • Theory and design of Thermal Vapor Compression desalination process. (TVC)
  • Theory and design of Multiple Effect Evaporators (MEE)

Day 4

  • Modeling of multistage flash
  • Theory and design of Multistage Stage Flash desalination process (MSF). 
  •  Reverse Osmosis desalination processes
  • Design and operation of Reverse Osmosis (RO)

Day 5

  • Steam Generation and Scale Formation  
  • Steam Generators-Boilers
  • Reject brine management
  • Scale formation
  • Pretreatment and post treatment process