Small and Medium Sized Desalination Plants (S-005-2012)

Desalination Plants with a capacity of 100.000 m³/day provide the population with drinking wa-ter via central networks. Plants with capacities of some 100 litres to some 500 m³/day secure the supply at decentralized sites without being con-nected to public supply mains. Many hotels and also local industry are heavily based on such sys-tems. The seminar is concentrated on decentral-ized and stand-alone desalination systems. The simple and robust handling of such plants will be the key subject. Most often energy consumption of small systems is not monitored. The seminar will have a close look at this area. Availability is the key in this business. Ordering tankers with water is always an expensive and unexpected situation. The seminar also points out how the independent energy supply of these systems se-cure the long-term water supply at decentralized sites, stressing the importance of such small plants.