The poor distribution of precipitation, and the limited freshwater capacity with increasing urbanization and growing population, and agricultural activities pose serious threats to sustainable development. Renewable energy seawater desalination becomes a globally attractive solution for fresh water supply to overcome the limited freshwater capacity. This workshop will cover most of the topics developed by the chairs of this workshop in their published book entitled “DESALINATION ENGINEERING” by Prof. Mohamed Ali Darwish. This incudes thermal desalination, membrane technologies, Reverse osmosis and exploring renewable energy to reduce the environmental impacts. The objective of this workshop is to assist decision making for the implementation of solar desalination, discuss different technologies and system using renewable energy-driven desalination processes and the environmental impacts of solar-desalination.
|Salinity Gradient Processes: FO and PRO – Are They Really the Answers to Desalination and Sustainable Energy Production?
By Dr. Sarper Sarp (Workshop Chair)
Swansea University, UK.
Editor-in-Chief of Case Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering (Elsevier)
Editorial Board Member of Desalination (Elsevier).
|Membrane Distillation – A Sustainable and Renewable Energy Driven Water Reclamation Process
By Dr. Lijo-Francis
Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, Qatar.
|Surface Modified Membranes for Desalination by Membrane Distillation Technology
By Prof. Mohamed Khayet
Faculty of Physics, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain.
Co-editor of the Journal “Desalination” (Elsevier).
|Brackish Water Desalination using Capacitive Deionization
By Dr Mohammed Al-Abri
Nanotechnology Research Center, Sultan Qaboos University, Alkhoudh, Oman &
College of Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University, Alkhoudh, Oman.