28 - The basics of desalination

This course will provide you with an understanding of how desalination systems work, why commissioning pays off and how to turn brine into pure energy.

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Course overview

Modules: 4
Completion time
Completion time: 20 minutes
Difficulty level
Difficulty level: Advanced

Course overview


Introduction to desalination systems

Understand how a desalination system works and what part pumps play in the process


The five steps of commissioning

Find out how a thorough commissioning ensures reliable operation and increases efficiency in desalination systems


How to energy-optimise a desalination system

Learn how to turn reject brine into pure energy with energy recovery devices


Sizing of pressure exchanger systems

Discover how to specify and size pressure exchanger systems for reverse osmosis with Grundfos' online tools.

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Answer a few questions to test what you've learned