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Water reuse: calculating energy demand in membrane technology

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Water reuse: calculating energy demand in membrane technology

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  • 4 hours study
  • Level 3: Advanced
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    • Course overview

      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.

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    • Course learning outcomes

      On completing this course, learners will have:

      • a general understanding of the key design and operational elements of wastewater reuse and seawater desalination, based on the key membrane technologies of membrane bioreactors and reverse osmosis
      • the ability to calculate the key membrane operating parameters of flux, pressure, permeability and conversion
      • an understanding of, and the ability to calculate, the inter-relationships for pressure, flow, energy, power and specific energy demand as relating to membrane technologies for water and wastewater treatment
      • an appreciation of the importance of specific energy consumption in water treatment processes.

    • Course dates:

      First Published 26/06/2020.

      Updated 29/06/2020

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    • Rosa Daviu Castello

      Very interesting

      Rosa Daviu Castello4 October 2020 7:36

      I really enjoyed this course. Good source of information and easy to follow. I do recommend it as a refresher for people with some background within the membrane and water reuse industry and also to people starting in this industry. Many thanks to Judd Water & Wastewater Consultants.

    • Mozammil Hamed

      Mozammil Hamed1 October 2020 8:33

      Rating entered. No review given

    • Ashok Balasubramani

      To the point

      Ashok Balasubramani10 August 2020 1:42

      It was great being able to learn the energy consumption in the membrane technology. Well designed and put together course with fair, simple but easily understandable concepts. Special mention and Thanks to Mr. Simon Judd and his team for making this course available for everyone. Thank You !

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