Petroleum Technology in a Green Environment



Modern Water Desalination Technology
(RO Desalination)


Seminar Title
Modern Water Desalination Technology (RO Desalination)

Seminar Date / Venue
September 09-13, 2006/Bateen Meeting Room, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Seminar Reference

Seminar Duration
Five days

Seminar Description
Water desalination technologies play a crucial role in socio-economic development in a number of countries in the world. Desalinated water is an essential and often the sole, source of fresh water in several of these countries, and rising living standards and high population growth are likely to render desalination a viable option for many areas of the world. Fresh water is rapidly becoming a scarce resource in many countries around the world. Modern desalination technologies, applied to seawater and brackish water, offer effective alternatives in a variety of circumstances. For some countries in the world particularly in Gulf States they are on the most aird part of the globe and characterized by some of the world's highest population growth rates, would benefit greatly from the adaptation, further development and wider dissemination of desalination technologies.

Large-scale thermal desalination technologies have been in use since the 1950s. The larger desalination plants have provided fresh water supplies for drinking municipal use and agricultural development, particularly in the Gulf States . In the past, high capital costs and heavy energy consumption generally translated into excessive desalinated water costs. However, advances in technology have helped to drastically reduce capital and running costs as well as energy requirements, rendering desalination more viable an option than ever before.

This seminar is essentially aimed at outlining trends in modern desalination technologies and highlighting the options offered by recent technological advances. The seminar covers available technologies, proposed design improvements and market potential in the near future. Through case studies, some of their more salient features are examined. Energy demands for both current processes and the newer innovations will be discussed. The seminar will cover both major processes in water desalination, the thermal and the membrane separation.

Seminar Objectives
Upon the successful completion of the seminar, participants will be able to have the knowledge on the following topics:

•  Thermal Desalination Processes

•  Membrane Separation Processes

•  Desalination Econo m ics

•  Strategic Issues In Desalination Technology Capacity Building

•  Renewable Energy Desalination Technologies

•  Recent Trends and Expected Future Develop m ents in Water

•  Desalination Technologies

Who Should Attend
This seminar is aimed at engineers, scientists and technologists involved in the planning, management and operation of water desalination technology and also for manufacturers, consultants, designers, researchers and water personnel.

Seminar Certificate
Petrolab Engineering certificate will be issued to all attendees co m pleting m ini m u m of 75% of the total tuition hours of the seminar.

Seminar Fee
US $ 2,950 per Delegate. This rate includes Participant's Pack (Folder, Manual, Hand-outs, etc.), buffet lunch, coffee/tea on arrival, m orning & afternoon of each day.

Accommodation is not included in seminar fees. However, any accommodation required can be arranged by Petrolab Engineering at the time of booking.

Seminar Director
(1) Professor Nidal Hilal ( UK ) .. More

Mr. Aurelian Apostol .. More

Course Coordinator
Ms. Carolyne Christopher, Tel: +971-2-6277405, Fax: +971-2-6277407, E m ail:

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