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Desalination Technology Basics

  October 19, 2010  
CfPA - The Center for Professional Advancement, 90 Minute Accredited Online Training
December 9, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (ET)

Who Should Attend
This on-line training will benefit professionals in the following industries:

  • Chemical and petrochemical 
  • Food and cosmetics 
  • Research institutions
  • Oil 
  • Thermal power plants and electricity-generating 
  • Chemical engineering departments with pilot-plant 
  • Pharmaceutical 
  • Other industries with water utilization 

It is intended for chemical and water engineers and technicians, design engineers, water plant managers and supervisors, water operation engineers and technicians, working in the following departments:

  • Operation and manufacturing 
  • Design 
  • Research and development
  • Feasibility study 
  • Power plants 
  • Water research
  • Chemical engineering departments with pilot-plant 

This 90-minute accredited introductory course will provide a brief technical review of major technologies available for the desalination of water. Particular emphasis shall be placed upon the following aspects: Process description and basic principles with schematic diagrams; Pretreatment schemes; Design parameters and considerations; Technical and economic feasibilities of alternatives; Comparison of alternative technologies.

Module 1: General Concepts and Evaporation Technology
  • Concepts related to salinity
  • Types of water and their respective salinities
  • Drinking water requirements
  • Industrial water requirements
  • Related water chemistry
  • Single and multi effect evaporation systems

Module 2: MSF and Membrane Separation Technologies
  • Multi-stage flash (MSF) desalination
  • Reverse osmosis systems
  • Electro-dialysis (EDR) systems

Module 3: Ion Exchange Technology and Pre-Treatment Schemes
  • Concept of ion exchange
  • Cationic and anionic exchangers
  • Mixed bed exchangers and polishing units
  • Pre-treatment schemes for desalination technologies

Question and Answer Session

Organized by: CfPA - The Center for Professional Advancement
Invited Speakers: Dr. Malik L. Hami, Consultant to the Chemical processing Industry

Dr. Malik L. Hami is an Associate Professor of chemical engineering and a consultant chemical engineer. The holder of Ph.D., M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in chemical engineering from British universities, he worked in the petroleum industry for over 13 years prior to full time university appointment, mainly specializing in the fields of water engineering and pollution control. At the university he taught many subjects and conducted research related to water desalination, while, at the same time, maintaining his consultancy to industry in the field of water engineering.
Deadline for Abstracts: n/a
Registration: Please click here for registration information.
E-mail: sberg@cfpa.com
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