Germany, Berlin

Desalination & Renewable Energies

when 17 August 2020 - 28 August 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 950

The course includes a theoretical introduction for the conversion of renewable energies and design of desalination technologies. The participants will work on case studies in teams on a specific technology combination. They will conduct an own membrane experiment in the laboratory to find out parameters needed for the design of the desalination unit. The results will be presented in teams and discussed with all participants.

Due to the challenges of the climate change as well as energy and water scarcity, the development of advanced technical solutions under specific local boundary conditions becomes urgently necessary. The chair of environmental process engineering offers a new course focusing on sustainable solutions for energy generation and water desalination based on economic, ecologic and social dimension which has been developed with Jordanian and Tunisian universities. In addition, aspects and challenges in terms of integrated water resource management (IWRM), supply and demand, water quality and reuse are discussed.

Course leader

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sven-Uwe Geissen
Dr.-Ing. Gesine Götz
Dr.-Ing. Johannes Wellmann

Target group

The target group includes current university students who have completed at least one year of their studies (Bachelor's, Master's or PhD level). Working professionals with equivalent work experience are also welcome to apply.
The course requires that you have experience in mechanical, electrical or power engineering. Students of water and environmental sciences are welcome to apply.
Due to the experimental work, laboratory or workshop experience is advantageous.

Course aim

Upon completion of the course students should be able:

- To understand how the conversion of renewable energies like wind power or sunlight takes place in wind power plants, photovoltaic cells (PV) or concentrating solar systems
- To understand technical solutions for seawater desalination systems, in specific reverse osmosis (RO) technology
- To analyze economic and environmental boundary conditions of the specific selected site
- To dimension a PV system and know its components
- To dimension a wind power plant and know its components
- To dimension a RO unit to desalinate water

Credits info

3 EC
3 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) for the academic course.

Fee info

EUR 950: The fee covers public transportation for the duration of the course, excursions, course materials, and a cultural program.