Seawater Desalination Explained

A innovative solution for a thirsty world


You have probably heard about desalination somewhere. It is a technology that has gone through a huge development since its apparition, and today it is a reliable water treatment technique that allows the production of drinking water from oceans and helps water conservation.

This course discusses water supply in the context of environmental and social challenges humanity faces today.

It covers mainly non-conventional desalination technology (reverse osmosis), an innovative approach to managing water resources while mentioning the environmental impact and sustainability angles of desalination.

In this course, we will discuss membrane desalination following the plan below:

01 Introduction: Why Do We Need Desalination?

02 How Much Desalination Is Being Used Worldwide?

03 Why Should We Desalinate Seawater Before Using It?

04 What Is Membrane Filtration?

05 What Is Membrane Fouling?

06 How Does Pretreatment Work?

07 How Does Reverse Osmosis Desalination Work?

08 How Does Post-treatment Work?

09 What Are The Energy Consumption and Cost of Reverse Osmosis Desalination?

10 What Are The Environmental Impacts Of RO Desalination?

11 Conclusion

After completing this course, you will better understand reverse osmosis desalination, how it works, and its energetic, economic, and environmental aspects.

You will also understand how important it is for many countries to deal with water scarcity and climate change.

I hope you enjoy the course.

(The course is better suited for beginners and non-specialists)

(No artificial intelligence tools (chat gpt…) were used in the development of this course, I believe this is important for providing an original learning experience for students).

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone curious about desalination.

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