ENGRCEE 260 Desalination (2014-2015)

ENGRCEE 260 Desalination

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

ENGRCEE 260 Desalination (Credit Units: 4) Introduction of state of technology, costs and benefits, environmental issues, and implementation issues related to desalination. Emphasis on membrane processes and biofouling prevention. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0309119238.

. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0070015593.

Recommended Textbook:

Library database and web research

Sunny Jiang
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic
  • General Chemistry
  • Water treatments
Lecture Topics:
  • History and contemporary context for desalination
  • Feedwater intake and pretreatment
  • Desalination processes
  • Biofouling and treatments
  • Concentrate and residuals management
  • Environmental issues
  • Cost and benefits
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Power point presentation tool, Word processing, Excel and other graphic image software

Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component
Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Midterm: 25%
  • Final: 25%
  • Term Paper: 40%
  • Presentation: 10%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

April 15, 2014
Senate Approved:
July 7, 2011
Approved Effective:
2012 Fall Qtr