E-learning course on renewable energy driven desalination.

This course is part of the ProDes project, co-financed by the European Commission through the “Intelligent Energy for Europe” programme


An e-learning course is offered over the internet as part of the training activities of the ProDes project, “Promotion of Renewable Energy for Water production through Desalination” (www.prodes-project.org), which is co-financed by the UE through the “Intelligent Energy for Europe” Programme. This on-line course is an introduction to desalination by renewable energies, presented in ten chapters. This training initiative is addressed to people interested in this field of knowledge, mainly to professionals related with water or energy sectors and technical students. This e-learning action is based on an interactive and user-friendly philosophy; the purpose is that the on-line student is the main leader of his/her own training process. The course has also a flexible structure, allowing the students with high time restrictions to complete it with a minimum dedication of ten hours; on the other hand, the course offers several complementary training options for the students with more time or specific interest.


  • The course consists of 10 Chapters; each chapter is divided into 4 or 5 lessons
  • The estimated duration is two weeks, considering a minimum daily effort of 1 hour, i.e. 1 chapter / day from Monday to Friday
  • Maximum number of students : 25 per group
  • Number of editions : 5

  • First Edition : March 1-14, 2010 ( 3 groups, 75 students )
  • Second Edition : April 5-18, 2010 ( 2 groups, 50 students )
  • Third Edition : May 3-16, 2010 ( 2 groups, 50 students )
  • Fourth Edition : May 31-June 13, 2010 ( 2 groups, 50 students )
  • Fifth Edition : June 28 – July 11, 2010 ( 2 groups, 50 students)


1. Basic concepts on Desalination and Renewable Energies
2. Desalination I. Membrane Processes (EDR, RO).
3. Deslination II. Distillation Processes (MED, MSF, H/D, MD).
4. Solar thermal energy and MED.
5. Solar thermal energy coupled with H/D or MD.
6. Solar photovoltaic energy powered RO systems.
7. Wind energy powered RO systems.
8. Other technologies.
9. Non-technical aspects.
10. Practical case.

Further information and registration form available from www.prodeslearning.com

For further information please email Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias S.A. (ITC)