EDS unveils course on desalination and renewable energy

The European Desalination Society (EDA) has announced a four‑day intensive course on Wind and Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Powered Desalination Systems (Reverse Osmosis and Electrodialysis Reversal) to be held in the Canary Islands.

The course, being held at the facilities of the Canary Islands Institute of Technology (ITC) in Pozo lzquierdo, Gran Canaria, on 4‑7 November 2013. This research institute belongs to the Government of the Canary Islands.

The facilities of Pozo Izquierdo are probably the most diverse in existence for research, testing and development of renewable energy (RE) technologies and their applications. It is located about 40 km from Las Palmas.

The main purpose of this course is to provide experts, professionals and postgraduate students from any country with the latest knowledge of the different existing systems and technologies on desalination powered by wind and solar PV. More specifically, the course will instruct on the basic theory of desalination using RE, the experiences acquired so far, the current state of the art and the most promising initiatives.

Theory lessons will be complemented with technical visits and practical sessions using the facilities of ITC, including a wide set of desalination units powered by RE.

The accommodation will be in a hotel located in the touristic area of the island and the organization will provide transport to ITC (about 15 minutes). Further information on the EDS website.