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053-Introduction to Reverse Osmosis Desalination

By: Nikolay Voutchkov, PE, BCEE

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

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053-Introduction to Reverse Osmosis Desalination

This course provides an introduction to the key principles and performance parameters associated with reverse osmosis membranes and their use for brackish and seawater desalination. The course outlines the principle of reverse osmosis and explains factors that define membrane performance, including key source saline water characteristics types and structure of reverse osmosis membranes and their use in modern desalination systems.

053-Introduction to Reverse Osmosis Desalination
Richard G. Taylor
11/27/2018
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Good review, updating is needed.
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Glenn Richter
05/29/2018
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Good job.
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053-Introduction to Reverse Osmosis Desalination
Michael Wicker
12/29/2017
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Excellent Course Information, some typos on word tenses need to be cleaned up. A couple of the equations had errors in the presentation where parenthesis makes a difference that could be cleared up also.
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053-Introduction to Reverse Osmosis Desalination
Glenn
12/02/2017
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very informative description and technical data on Raw and brackish RO systems. Points out problems encountered in initial design criteria
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053-Introduction to Reverse Osmosis Desalination
Rob
11/29/2017
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The course is very well-organized and a lot of good information is presented. It could use a bit of proofreading, as there are quite a few instances of simple typographical or grammatical errors (i.e. the word "form" where "from" is intended, missing "a", "an", or "the", number disagreement with singular and plural, etc.), but I couldn't take a star off for that. Excellent course.
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053-Introduction to Reverse Osmosis Desalination
Joe D'Alessandro PE
07/24/2017
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Quality is good. The amount of content and testing is high for a 4 hour PDH assignment. This should be a 6 or 8 PDH designation in my humble opinion.
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053-Introduction to Reverse Osmosis Desalination
P. K. Patel
02/16/2017
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Very informative course and well explained.
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053-Introduction to Reverse Osmosis Desalination
Thomas O'Kane
01/18/2017
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This is a very interesting introduction to reverse osmosis desalination - if I continue to have additional projects related to water purification, I will take the other courses - this is a very convenient service for engineers.
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053-Introduction to Reverse Osmosis Desalination
11/23/2016
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good overview of RO desalination
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053-Introduction to Reverse Osmosis Desalination
Diane Fleck
10/11/2016
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Great Course - actually learned a lot! Thank you.
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053-Introduction to Reverse Osmosis Desalination
Anoymous
06/06/2016
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Liked this course. Good in-depth Beginner Course. Small minor typos - no big deal.
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053-Introduction to Reverse Osmosis Desalination
Anonymous reviewer
03/18/2016
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Course provides a good overview of reverse osmosis, with particular application to seawater and brackish water treatment. Combines theory with practical application information, including calculation of osmotic pressure vs. salinity, provides TDS data on actual water sources, and presents physical configuration of membranes. Good as an intro or as a review for those who are already familiar with the topic and need a refresher course.
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Leonard E. Marshall
01/19/2015
The course contained interesting information. It does not cover the release of brine following the RO process (environmental regulations for salt levels entering waters). There were multiple spelling errors in the text, but overall the information was good.
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Good course
anonymous
07/11/2014
Good course. Thorough, logical, and well presented.
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anonymous
02/23/2013
I feel this is a good overview on membrane desalination. I particularly liked the emphasis on membrane flux and clogging, which is applicable to more membbrane applications than just desalination.
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anonymous
12/24/2010
This was a very informative and comprehensive course for introducing membrane technologies for desalination for both brackish and sea water treatment.
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anonymous
12/21/2010
Absolute worse PE renewal course I have taken. He took an interesting applicable subject and made it boring and of little take away value. The author seemed more focused on showing how technical a facility is.
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George Pellington
12/12/2010
The references to sodium bisulfite on pages 12 and 13 I believe are meant to refer to hydrogen sulfide. My understanding is that sodium bisulfite is used as a pre-treatment chemical to reduce oxidants, i.e. free chlorine or dissolved oxygen.
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R. Moore
11/13/2010
Good intro course; interesting and informative. Typos and grammatical errors are distracting. Would like to see a more advanced second course.
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anonymous
09/16/2010
Could use a better proof reader.
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anonymous
09/14/2010
I thought this was a very good intro/overview of RO mechanics. Would like to see another course with practical design applications, lessons learned, problem solving.
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anonymous
07/01/2010
Course was exactly as described and very useful.
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04/08/2010
The answer given for no. 26 says that the Ro rejection decreases with increase in temperature, which I can understand. But Page 33 chart from the text shows the salt rejection increasing with increase in temperature. Is this a contradiction?
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