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Desalination

Course 0000002453 in WS 2021/2

General Data

Course Type lecture
Semester Weekly Hours 2 SWS
Organisational Unit Chair of Thermodynamics (N.N.)
Lecturers Markus Spinnler
Responsible/Coordination: Wolfgang Polifke
Assistants:
Jonathan McClure
Dates Thu, 14:00–15:30, MW 1701
and 1 singular or moved dates

Assignment to Modules

Further Information

Courses are together with exams the building blocks for modules. Please keep in mind that information on the contents, learning outcomes and, especially examination conditions are given on the module level only – see section "Assignment to Modules" above.

additional remarks One of the biggest challenges for civilization today is the climate and water crisis. Both are strongly interconnected and the full effects on the population can only be imagined: today 1 billion people do not have sufficient access to drinking water, the number of un-served people will undoubtedly increase dramatically. Compared to other water supply solutions, desalination systems are becoming a more economically viable solution for provision of fresh water. Water desalination systems, large or small scale, seem to be the most promising solution to provide fresh water in certain areas. However, effective desalination solutions with their respective pros and cons need to be tailored to the application on hand. The module "Desalination" provides detailed knowledge on the thermodynamic fundamentals of desalination systems. Based on this knowledge, the operational principles, advantages and restrictions of the established desal technologies will be derived. The module is structured as follows: 1. Introduction to Desalination 2. Thermodynamic Properties of Water and Seawater 3. Overview on Desalination Techniques 4. Vaporisation/Evaporation-Based Desalination (MED, MVC, VMD, MSF) 5. Separation due to Selective Membrane Permeability (RO, FO) 6. Separation due to Selective Ion Movement and Charge (ED/EDR) 7. Environmental Issues in Desalination
Links E-Learning course (e. g. Moodle)
TUMonline entry

Equivalent Courses (e. g. in other semesters)

SemesterTitleLecturersDates
WS 2020/1 Desalination Heithorst, B. McClure, J. Spinnler, M.
Responsible/Coordination: Sattelmayer, T.
Thu, 09:00–10:30, virtuell
WS 2019/20 Desalination Heithorst, B. Kastl, A. Spinnler, M.
Responsible/Coordination: Sattelmayer, T.
Thu, 14:00–15:30, MW 1701
and singular or moved dates
WS 2018/9 Desalination Heithorst, B. Kastl, A. Spinnler, M.
Responsible/Coordination: Sattelmayer, T.
WS 2017/8 Desalination Thu, 09:00–10:30, MW 1701
WS 2016/7 Desalination Thu, 09:00–10:30, MW 1701
WS 2015/6 Desalination Thu, 09:00–10:30, MW 1701
WS 2014/5 Desalination
WS 2013/4 Desalination
WS 2012/3 Desalination
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