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  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017
  • 14:00 - 14:30

Towards Sustainable Smart Desalination Systems

The rising population around the world is placing increased pressure on the already limited natural freshwater resources. To satisfy rising demands, many countries rely on seawater desalination to meet their fresh water needs. However, alternatives to the conventional energy intensive thermal desalination methods have to be developed for a sustainable future. Membrane distillation (MD) is an example of emerging technology for sustainable water desalination. In this talk, I will present feedback strategies that help in optimizing and controlling the MD process and also designing algorithms to automatically detect performance deterioration such as fouling.