Module Title:   Desalination Technology

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG4105D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   PI - Engineering: Mechanics & Manufacturing (MDIS) (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Prof IM Mujtaba

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To provide students with a detailed technological understanding of strategically important issue of sustainable freshwater production

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Concepts, principles & theories of important desalination processes are explored in classroom teaching with the aid of computational software. Assessment will be by project report and by formal examination.

Lectures:   30.00          Directed Study:   152.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   6.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   12.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

develop understanding of the global water demand and supply; critically evaluate the alternative technologies for sustainable fresh water production

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Apply the knowledge of mass and energy balance in modelling thermal and membrane based desalination processes; apply the optimisation techniques to trade-off between design and operation of desalination processes with maximum energy recovery, analyse and assess the effect of brine disposal on marine life

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

develop skills in process modelling and optimisation

  Coursework   100%
  Project-desalination processes with simulation & optimisation gPROMS Simulation & Optimisation with MSF or RO Processes

Outline Syllabus:
Water demand & supply, multistage flash desalination, evaporative desalination, reverse osmosis desalination, freeze desalination, solar desalination, fouling, non-condensable gases, scaling, energy recovery, environmental pollution, modelling & optimisation.

Use of ASPENPLUS and gPROMS for simulation of desalination process, experimentation with evaporative and reverse osmosis desalination

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