When water is scarce − as is the case in many arid regions of the world − the only available options for water supply are seawater desalination and wastewater reuse. Both of these make extensive use of membrane technologies, and both have key design and operating parameters which define their performance and, ultimately, their cost. So what are the energy implications for using these technologies?
This course is directed at undergraduates with an interest in water reuse but who have no direct experience of the water industry. You are not expected to have any engineering knowledge but you must be ready to perform calculations as you work through the videos and mathematical equations in this course.
You will start by looking at the fundamental relationships governing flow and pressure in water systems, building to a complete determination of energy consumption for both process options. By the end of the course, you will have a basic understanding of membrane processes and will appreciate the importance of energy consumption of membrane technologies for seawater desalination and wastewater reuse.
This course is provided by Judd Water & Wastewater Consultants as a free resource in accordance with our aim to promote wider understanding of membrane bioreactor technology and wastewater treatment.
Please note that learners who enrol on this course will be enrolling in the understanding that their name and email address will be visible to the authors of this course.