What We Do


RESEARCH

 

Biostability of drinking and ultrapure water

The project aims to study the application of reverse osmosis in the production of drinking water from groundwater. Objectives: • To ...
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Biofouling assessment in seawater desalination

The project aims to develop a new method to measure ATP and the bacterial growth potential of seawater to monitor biological ...
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Scaling control in brackish water reverse osmosis

The project aims to maximize the recovery in BWRO plants while controlling calcium carbonate scaling. Objectives: • To test and validate ...
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EU-H2020 MIDES: Microbial Desalination Cells

Desalination of seawater is a method of significantly increasing freshwater resources for drinking, industrial use, and irrigation around the world. However, ...
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Wetsus: New pretreatment technologies for biofouling control in seawater desalination

The project aims to develop a new generation of seawater reverse osmosis pre-treatment to eliminate organic and biological fouling. Objectives: • ...
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Fouling abatement in seawater desalination

Dissolved air flotation (DAF) in combination with ultrafiltration (UF) is gaining attention as a promising pre-treatment to reduce biofouling in SWRO ...
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EDUCATION

 

PhD research

The group of desalination does research in the following areas: Water Quality Methods: development of water quality methods to assess ...
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MSc on Water Supply Engineering

   Master of Science (MSc, 18 months, Delft based) on Urban Water and Sanitation with specialization in Water Supply Engineering ...
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Short course on Desalination and Membrane Technology

Course coordinator: Dr. ir. Sergio Salinas Aim This course provides theoretical and practical knowledge on the design and operation of ...
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CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT

 

Jordan: Seawater quality monitoring

IHE Delft under DUPC2 SCARCE project delivered a 4-day training on seawater particulate fouling potential quality monitoring for 5 participants ...
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Jordan: Desalination, Diplomacy & Water Reuse in the Middle East (SCARCE)

  To address water scarcity caused by increasing population, refugee influx and climate change, Jordan is tapping into resources such ...
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Libya: Water professionals trained on water management & desalination

After three weeks in Delft, the water professionals of the Man Made River project from Libya were awarded a certificate ...
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Iran: Seawater desalination for drinking and industrial water treatment

  IHE Delft together with the Regional Institute for Water Education (RIWE) of the University of Tehran provided a training ...
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Lebanon: Integrated water resources management

  Per request of UNRWA, IHE Delft conducted a training entitled "Capacity building on water and sanitation management" with the ...
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Cuba: Design and operation of seawater reverse osmosis plants

Because of its geographical location, topography and insular character, Cuba is particularly vulnerable to climate change effects, where water scarcity ...
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SERVICES

 

Tailor made training

Besides our regular Delft-based, three-weeks course on desalination and membrane technology (April-May of every year) we offer tailor made training ...
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Applied research

Our facilities and expert knowledge allows us to do specific research in the field of seawater and brackish water desalination ...
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Troubleshooting and optimization

Troubleshooting and optimization of water treatment plants and in particular of desalination plants. We have unique tools for onsite monitoring ...
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