The European Desalination Society has announced a three-day intensive course on Membrane Technology, Process & System Design to take place in Italy next March.

Dr Mark Wilf will be the lecturer for the course on 3-5 March 2014 in Rome.

The seminar topics include practical information about performance and operating conditions of reverse osmosis and nanofiltration technology for brackish and seawater desalting. The program includes introduction to membrane technology, description of commercial membrane ele­ments, illustration of the membrane system design process and overview of systems operation.

Calculations of the investment and operating cost of membrane plants, based on design cases will be illustrated. A section of the seminar is dedicated to the modern microfiltration and ultrafiltration technology applied for treatment of potable water and as a pretreatment of feed water for RO systems.

Course material also includes information on process and equip­ment applied in membrane bioreactor (MBR) systems. An overview of commercial MF and UF membrane products will be provided.

Further details and registration information can be downloaded in .pdf format.