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Reverse Osmosis (RO) Design explains how to stage and size an RO system in a manner that minimizes the potential for membrane fouling and scale formation.  It discusses how to evaluate a water source for its fouling and scale formation potential as related to the RO pretreatment requirements, as well as to RO design parameters such as the permeate flux rate and permeate recovery.  It also deals with important design options related to the RO frame, materials of constructions, pump sizing, instrumentation and controls that will determine the quality of the RO system design.

This course certifies that the participant has the skills to evaluate and optimize the design of a reverse osmosis system so as to accurately assess the value of a quality RO design.

For this course, you will need to pay the tuition and registration fees, and purchase or be able to access the course CD-ROM and the course textbook.  Total cost for a new participant is $775.00, plus shipping and sales tax (where appropriate).  Those with access to the RO book and course CD only need to pay the tuition of $415.00 (including associated fees).  Order below using a credit card or contact CEA (+952-471-0017).

 1) St. Cloud Technical College - Reverse Osmosis Design Course Tuition and Registration Fees, $415.00 (USD)

 2) Volume VII. RO Design - Collegiate Edition, Encyclopedia of Water Treatment training CD-ROM, $240.00+ (USD)

 3) Reverse Osmosis, A Practical Guide for Industrial Users, 2nd Edition (2002, Byrne) text for all RO courses, $120.00+ (USD)

+Shipping charges and sales tax (if shipping destination is within Minnesota) will be added upon checkout

Note: New program participants will be contacted to obtain additional information required for registration at St. Cloud Technical College.

Course Outcomes and Topics

At the completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1) List the qualities of a water source that will affect a reverse osmosis (RO) design

2) Recognize the importance of expected permeate quality in the design of an RO

3) Calculate scale formation potential for the concentrate stream of an RO system

4) Select an optimum RO permeate recovery based on desired permeate quality and the potential for scale formation

5) Choose the best membrane, element and housing size for an application

6) Choose a permeate flux, net driving pressure, and minimum concentrate flow rate that would be appropriate for an RO design application

7) Correctly stage and optimize spiral-wound membrane elements for an application

8) Size a high pressure pump based calculated pressure requirements for an RO design

9) Understand the issues related to the RO frame and pipe manifolding characteristics

10) Size a workable throttle valve for the feed pressure, concentrate, or recycle streams

11) Choose the necessary instrumentation for an RO system

12) Design a two-pass RO system

13) Project permeate quality for an RO system when given a feed water analysis

14) Estimate equipment and operating costs for a new RO system


Reverse Osmosis (RO) System Design contains these topics: Design Requirements Based on Existing Water Quality, Desired Water Quality, and Desired Permeate Recovery, Concentration Factor, Scale Formation Potential, Methods for Control of Scale,RO Design, Membrane Choice, Element and Pressure Vessel Size, Design Permeate Flux & Net Driving Pressure (NDP), Minimum Individual Element Concentrate Flow Rate, Preliminary Design Calculations, Allocation Housings for Staging, Array Optimization, Concentrate Recycle, Feed Pressure Calculations, High Pressure Pump Choice, RO Frame, RO Piping/Manifolding, Throttle Valve Sizing, Control Systems, RO Instrumentation, Two-pass RO Design, Projecting Permeate Quality, Equipment and Operating costs

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