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2019 IDA World Congress

The 2019 IDA World Congress ‘Crossroads to takes place 20-24 October in the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Nanocomposite membranes for osmotic processes

In this study, incorporation of novel functionalized hydroxyapatite particles allowed for a further adjustment of membrane hydrophilicity.


A layer by layer surface modification strategy was used to fabricate novel positively charged FO membranes.


University of Nottingham researchers identify a new concept for reverse osmosis based on the use of a temperature gradient instead of pressure.


Water transport through graphene oxide (GO) nanochannels is gaining attention because of its potential applications in desalination and water filtration.


Dense vertically aligned carbon nanotube (CNT) arrays can be applied as multilayer transverse flow CNT membranes (CFTM) for efficient desalination.


Biomimetic approaches have the potential to overcome the problems associated with existing membranes, including excessive energy consumption.


Applications of AI tools in desalination and water treatment are reviewed.


Five different OARO integrated flow processes were modelled numerically to determine their technical and economical feasibility.


The latest advances and technical features of nuclear desalination plants are reviewed.


This analysis shows that RO is significantly more energy efficient than CDI.


Reverse osmosis (RO) pretreatment continues to be one of the most challenging aspects of RO plants.


A case study in the State of Qatar.


Wave power availability in the north of Gran Canaria Island is assessed.


A nanofiltration membrane module from a produced wastewater desalination plant was examined and cleaned to explore appropriate chemical cleaning protocols.


GO membranes could decrease system mass and increase crew member count onboard the International Space Station.


This study investigated the extraction of energy from the dilution of fertilisers via pressure-retarded osmosis (PRO).


This study estimates the energy requirements to expand seawater desalination capacity to meet the potable water needs of water-stressed regions in the US.


The reverse osmosis process and the adsorption cycle are integrated to produce a hybrid system.


Vacuum membrane distillation (VMD) has been shown to be a promising desalination approach when going beyond the application range of reverse osmosis.

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The 2019 IDA World Congress ‘Crossroads to takes place 20-24 October in the Dubai World Trade Centre.


The plant is currently producing an average of 150kL of drinking water per day.


Fluence is to design, engineer and construct a 12 000 m3/day seawater desalination plant at a steel production facility in Brazil.


Tests on the new ultra-high-pressure reverse osmosis technology have achieved good results.

What’s coming up in desalination…
Oct ’19

Desalination and advanced water treatment congress

Jul ’20

Abstract submission deadline: 24 January 2020

May ’19

Platform to showcase products, services and solutions available in the water industry worldwide.

Mar ’20