Online registration open for EDS solar desalination course

Online registration is now available for the European Desalination Society's course on Desalination with Solar Energy in Almeria, Spain, on 18-20 April 2012, which can be combined with the EDS conference in Barcelona on 23-26 April.

Plataforma Solar de Almeria

Plataforma Solar de Almeria

The general purpose of this 3-day intensive course is to provide experts, professionals and postgraduate students from all around the world with the latest knowledge of the different existing technologies involving the use of solar energy to drive desalination techniques.

More specifically, the course will instruct scientists and technicians on the basic principles of desalination using solar energy, the state of the art of the most promising technologies and the experiences acquired so far. Theory lessons will be complemented with visits to the test facilities of Plataforma Solar de Almería operating on solar power production and desalination, which are the most advanced in the Mediterranean area.

The course will be given by researchers and scientists from Plataforma Solar de Almería (CIEMAT-PSA):

Dr Ing Julián Blanco, course director, is head of the Environmental Applications of Solar Energy unit of CIEMAT (the Spanish renewable-energy research centre) and operating agent of SolarPACES Task VI (Solar Energy & Water Processes & Applications).

Dr Diego-César Alarcón-Padilla, is a researcher with extensive experience in European R&D Projects related with the combination of solar thermal energy with desalination processes.

Dr Guillermo Zaragoza is a researcher with extensive working experience in the application of renewable energy to desalination, including solar distillation and projects that combine it with greenhouse agriculture and architecture.

Further details can be found online.


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