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A metric for quantifying reverse osmosis membrane performance

by Ronan K. McGovern Inspired by the thinking of Randy Truby and Jim Birkett to find a single figure of merit for seawater RO membranes, I thought I’d see if I could compare the performance of a selection of membranes currently on the market. To begin I plotted […]

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Solar Desalination in the Context of 1 $/W

by Ronan K. McGovern What would it take for photovoltaic driven, reverse osmosis, desalination to become commercially viable on a large scale? As the demand for desalination continues to rise and the cost of solar photovoltaics to fall, this question seems all the more pertinent. Since discussions […]

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Just how big is the seawater desalination market?

by Ronan K. McGovern There is certainly more than one way to value the seawater desalination market from a business standpoint. Considering the economic value of the market to be the value of the freshwater that is produced, a measure of the desalination capacity currently online and the […]

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SIWW Young Water Prize Networking Reception

The IDA Young Leaders program would like to invite you to a networking reception on June 3rd 2014 as part of Singapore International Water Week. This event, with an expected attendance of over 300 young water professionals and employers in the water industry aims to bring together […]

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IDA YLP Webinar: 5 Leadership Qualities a CEO values

IMPORTANT TIME CHANGE: Our speaker, Carlos Cosin, had a recent change of travel plans impacting his ability to join us online for the original Webinar date. The new times appear below. Join IDA Director Carlos Cosin, Chairman and CEO of Abengoa Water, on Monday June 30 (Tuesday July […]

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IDA YLP at the EDS conference in Limassol, Cyprus

IDA YLP at the EDS conference in Limassol, Cyprus

Visit our booth (number 4) and meet our IDA YLP committee at the EDS exhibition hall, Grand Resort Hotel, Limassol between the 11th and the 14th of May 2014. Also, come join us for a Young Professionals Social Evening, featuring a buffet and cocktails. This event will bring together young professionals […]

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Red Tide and Desalination: Preparation not Panic

by Mike Dixon Many people in desalination have heard of Red Tide Algae, but may not necessarily know a lot of detail on the topic. One thing is certain – experiencing a Red Tide doesn’t always mean you need to push the panic button. If you and […]

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Announcing the YLP Webinar Series

We are excited to announce our inaugural webinar and subsequent quarterly webinar series, which aims to involve YLP members in desalination discussions as well as showcase new technologies and careers in desalination. Taking place on March 28 at 9am USA Pacific, Noon US Eastern, 5pm Central European and 7pm Riyadh, our […]

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Young Professionals Lunch at the AWWA/AMTA Conference/Exhibition in Las Vegas

Young Professionals Lunch at the AWWA/AMTA Conference/Exhibition in Las Vegas

The IDA YLP board invites all desalination students and young professionals to a Young Professionals Lunch at the AWWA/AMTA Conference/Exhibition in Las Vegas. This IDA sponsored event will bring together young professionals and leaders in the desalination industry and take place during the Exhibit Hall lunch on Tuesday, […]

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Boron removal: When will we see the end of two-pass seawater RO?

Boron removal: When will we see the end of two-pass seawater RO?

by Ronan Killian McGovern (mcgov@mit.edu) It is perhaps surprising that boron, which accounts for only 5 mg/L of the total 35,000 mg/L of total dissolved solids in seawater, has such a disproportionately large effect on the design and cost of seawater desalination. The need to achieve final product concentrations […]

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IDA-SMTC-PUB Careers in Desalination Educational Tour

Date: 5 July 2012 (Thursday) Time: 9.30am – 12.00pm Venue:   Lecture Theatre 4, Block NS4-2-34 Nanyang Technological University Contact Person: Mr Wong Xin Wei, Email: wong_xin_wei@pub.gov.sg Dr Chong Tzyy Haur, Email: THChong@ntu.edu.sg Who should attend: Students, researchers, executives, anyone who is interested in a career in desalination Registration: Click here […]

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IDA World Congress, Perth, Australia, YLP Committee Meeting

Join members of the International Desalination Association’s Young Leaders Program and the Australian Water Association’s Young Water Professionals for a joint networking event. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet your peers! Where: The Loft at the Little Creatures Brewery 40 Mews Road , Fremantle, WA (08) 9430 […]

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Joint Young Water Professionals event in Fremantle, Perth – September 2011

During the IDA World Congress the Young Leader Program (YLP) teamed up with the Australian Water Association Young Water Professionals (YWPs) to hold a networking reception for 80 young professionals. The venue for the event was the Little Creatures Brewery Loft in Fremantle, a top quality local […]

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