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7 week short course description

Membrane filtration using reverse osmosis is a technology that is increasingly being used in many water related organizations. Did you know for instance that reverse osmosis is now the most important technology for making fresh water out of seawater?

For anyone interested in the fascinating world of membrane technology in drinking water production and industrial water treatment, this course will provide you with the fundamental knowledge to better understand the process and its applications. Your dependence on external advisors will be reduced and your ability to make decisions regarding investment and maintenance within the organization will be greatly enhanced.

Learners following this 7 week course provided by the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) will learn the about spiral wound modules, as well as theoretical background such as mass balances, rejection, concentration, polarization etc. and will have the chance to engage in practical applications such as designing a reverse osmosis installation with the use of commercial computer programs.

Enrollment is open until 20th September 2023. Course starts 27th September.

Course length: 7 weeks. Estimated effort: 4-5 hours per week.

By the end of this course you will be able to

  • Recognize and classify different types of membrane
  • Calculate the mass balances, recovery, rejection, pressure and water quality in a reverse osmosis (RO) installation
  • Describe the rejection mechanism of ions and organic compounds in the membrane system
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of the application of RO
  • Explain different application of RO membranes (seawater, brackish water and freshwater)
  • Explain different water flows and their routing in a membrane module
  • Explain the particulate and biological fouling in the membrane
  • Explain the concentration polarization mechanism and scaling problem
  • Calculate an RO unit and design a treatment plant including the RO unit as the heart (seawater, brackish or freshwater)

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management and attendance will contribute toward your continuing professional development (CPD). Participants who successfully complete this course will earn a professional education certificate and will be eligible to receive 3.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 1 CEU corresponds to a study load of 10 hours

If you have any queries about this CPD, please contact Eduardo Landin at E.Landin@tudelft.nl.

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