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An Introduction to Membrane Techniques for Water Desalination

COURSE NO: H03-004
An Introduction to Membrane Techniques for Water Desalination
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course will introduce you to techniques for water desalination using membrane technology.  You will learn about the theory of electrodialysis, electrodialysis stacks, electrodialysis reversal, and reverse osmosis.  It will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of system configurations and membrane materials. You will learn about the materials and equipment employed in typical membrane water desalination plants.


Water desalination systems may employ different technologies depending on a variety of technical and economic factors.  One of the most important systems relies on membrane technology. 


This 3 PDH online course course is intended for civil engineers, environmental engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers and other design and construction professionals wanting an introduction to membrane techniques for water desalination. After completion of this course you will be prepared for advanced learning about membrane systems for water desalination, which in turn will prepare you for desalination project planning and design.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education online is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learning the theory behind electrodialysis
  • Learning about electrodialysis stacks and the importance of electrodialysis reversal
  • Learn about osmotic pressure and the reverse osmosis technology
  • Understanding the importance of energy recovery in membrane systems
  • Learning about spiral-wound membranes and how they are employed in water desalination
  • Understnding the advantages and disadvantages of membrane materials
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "An Introduction to Membrane Techniques for Water Desalination".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Introduction to Membrane Techniques for Water Desalination (2.6 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.


The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

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