Introduction to Seawater Desalination Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research

The main aim of the course is to introduce participants to the basic developments, knowledge and practices in various seawater desalination technologies with emphasis on thermal and membrane technologies.

Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Classify of water resources
  • Identify the basic principles and practices of thermal distillation
  • Identify the basic principles and practices of non-thermal desalination
  • Identify process characteristics of various traditional and advanced pretreatment methods
  • Identify main processes performance parameters

Participants

Engineers and technical staff with knowledge of mechanical, chemical, electrical systems and engineering.

Pre-requisites

  • Basic knowledge in water treatments
  • Basic working knowledge in water desalination

KISR is a pioneering, independent, national institute of scientific excellence. KISR’s initial role was dedicated to developing three fields of national importance: petroleum, desert agriculture, and marine biology. Since then, KISR’s role and responsibilities have expanded greatly to include the advancement of national industry and the undertaking of studies to address key challenges, such as the preservation of the environment, sustainable management of Kuwait’s natural resources, responsible management of water and energy, and development of innovative methods of agriculture.

KISR’s approach to meeting challenges is distinguished by a culture of openness, a commitment to our clients, and an integrated, cross-disciplinary approach. KISR routinely embarks on strategic partnerships with other regional and international institutes, agencies, and academic bodies, allowing an exchange of knowledge and expertise. Today, KISR is home to over 580 researchers and engineers and over 100 laboratories, housed at 8 locations, with growth expected through the implementation of a new strategic plan. KISR conducts scientific research and performs technological consultations, often in partnership with other regional and international institutions, for governmental and industrial clients in Kuwait, the Gulf region, and the rest of the world. These partnerships, driven by a philosophy of collaboration that runs deep within our culture, help build up our knowledge base, and facilitate the free flow of information, data, and expertise. This adds value to our clients’ business and ensures that the resources needed to confront the challenges They face are always available on demand.

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