2nd International Conference on Desalination and Environment

23 January 2016 to 26 January 2016
Event type: 
Community Type: 
Non-conventional water icon

The Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI) is convening the 2nd International Conference on Desalination and Environment.  The conference will be held 23-26 January 2016 in Doha, Qatar at the Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel.  The deadline to submit abstracts is 18 September 2015. 
This conference aims to foster new opportunities for scientific cooperation amongst national, regional and international institutes actively involved in desalination and water sciences research.
The scope of the conference will be quite broad covering the below-listed areas:
Thermal processes including: Multistage flash desalination (MSF)
•   Multi-effect desalination (MED)
•   Vapour compression (VC)
•   Freezing
Hybrid processes including:
•   Membrane distillation (MD)
•   Pervaporation (PV)
•   Multistage flash-reverse osmosis (MSF-RO)
•   Reverse osmosis-electrodialysis (RO-ED)
•   Nanofiltration-reverse osmosis (NF-RO)
•   Membrane distillation-forward osmosis (MD-FO)
•   IX-NF
•   Adsorption Desalination
•   MD-PRO
Harmful algal blooms (HAB) and desalination:
•   Harmful algal blooms occurrence, detection and impacts
•   Challenges on removal of HAB by thermal and membrane desalination technologies
•   Toxic residues of HAB in the finished desalinated water
Related technologies including:
•   Renewable energy for desalination
•   Nuclear desalination
•   Resource recovery and water reuse and brine concentration and disposal
•   Scale and corrosion inhibition and operational problem solving
•   Pre-treatment
•   Bio-fouling control and removal of suspended matter in feed water
•   Process economics
•   Low pressure membranes
•   Residuals management and environmental impact