Berlin, Germany

Desalination & Renewable Energies

online course
when 5 July 2021 - 16 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 720

Due to the challenges of the climate change as well as energy and water scarcity, the development of advanced technical solutions under specific local boundary conditions becomes urgently necessary. The chair of environmental process engineering offers a new course focusing on sustainable solutions for energy generation and water desalination based on economic, ecologic and social dimension which has been developed with Jordanian and Tunisian universities. In addition, aspects and challenges in terms of integrated water resource management (IWRM), supply and demand, water quality and reuse are discussed.

The course includes a theoretical introduction for the conversion of renewable energies and design of desalination technologies. The participants will work on case studies in teams on a specific technology combination. The results will be presented in teams and discussed with all participants.

Course leader

Dr.-Ing. Gesine Götz is a research assistant & lecturer at the Chair of Environmental Process Engineering at the TU Berlin. Dr.-Ing. Johannes Wellmann is a research assistant and lecturer at the Chair of Environmental Process Engineering at the TU Berlin.

Target group

This course is designed for current university students, working professionals and any individuals with an interest in learning about the conversion of renewable energies and desalination technologies.

Participants from all fields and disciplines are welcome.

Course aim

Learning Goals:

Upon completion of the course students should be able:

To understand how the conversion of renewable energies like wind power or sunlight takes place in wind power plants, photovoltaic cells (PV) or concentrating solar systems
To understand technical solutions for seawater desalination systems, in specific reverse osmosis (RO) technology
To analyze economic and environmental boundary conditions of the specific selected site
To dimension a PV system and know its components
To dimension a wind power plant and know its components
To dimension a RO unit to desalinate water

Credits info

3 EC
3 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) for the academic course.
Course Structure:

Reading week: June 28th - July 2nd, 2021. Flexible, 5 hours preparatory work to be done on-demand.

Online course: July 5th - July 16th, 2021. Estimated session times are Mondays through Fridays from 9 am to 2 pm CET for live lectures and group sessions, etc.

Please note that exact session times will be confirmed once registrations have closed (sessions will be scheduled according to the time zones of the registered course participants).

Should you have any questions regarding the course timetable, please contact us at summeruniversity@tubs.de

Please note this is a full-time, intensive course. Weeks 1 and 2 will involve approximately 30 hours of workload

Fee info

EUR 720: Fee for students.
The fee covers the course, course materials, and a digital cultural program.
EUR 1120: Fee for working professionals/ non- students.
The fee covers the course, course materials, and a digital cultural program.