P11411: Desalination Systems -- Dubai


Project Summary Project Information
Sustainability through Innovation

Sustainability through Innovation

"Let every individual and institution now think and act as a responsible trustee of Earth, seeking choices in ecology, economics and ethics that will provide a sustainable future, eliminate pollution, poverty and violence, awaken the wonder of life and foster peaceful progress in the human adventure."

John McConnell, founder of International Earth Day
Project Name
Desalination System -- Dubai
Project Number
Project Family
Sustainable Water Systems
Energy & Sustainable Systems
Start Term
End Term
Team Members
Allison Schneider (Dubai Market Researcher)
Andrew Thistle (Field Technical Concierge)
Dylan Connolle (International field and market research technician)
Kelsey McConnaghy (Systems Engineer)
Sergey Chiripko (Project Manager)
Wayne Evans (USA Technical Lead)
Faculty Guide
Gerry Garavuso
Faculty Consultant
Dr. Ed Hensel

Governing Team Documents

Systems Design Review

Detailed Design Review


The Presentation will be presented May 18, 2011 as the final oral/visual summary of the project and results.

P11411 Project Progress
Governing Team Documents Systems Design Review Detailed Design Review MSDII

All Team Documents

Planning Concept Level Design System Level Design Multi-National and Multi-Cultural Logistics

Mission Statement

Staffing Requirements

List of Stakeholders

Function Diagram

Function Tree

Risk Assessment

Intellectual Property Considerations

Team Values and Norms

Required Resources

RIT Dubai Objectives

1-Page Project Summary (P11411)

Identify Customer Needs

Establish Target Specifications

Generate Product Concepts

Select Product Concept(s)

Test Product Concept(s)

Set Final Specifications

Concept Design Review Documents (SD I)

Detailed Design Review Documents (SD I)

Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD I)

Technical Conference Publication (SD II)

Poster Publication (SD II)

Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD II)

Photo Gallery

Meeting Minutes (Rochester Students)

Meeting Minutes (Dubai Students)

Logbook of Issues Encountered (Multi-National and Multi-Cultural)

Logbook of Issues Encountered (Technical)

Logbook of Issues Encountered (Catch-all of all Issues)

Reality of Dubai

Do's and Don'ts of Dorm Living

Supporting Documents

Personal Blogs (Links)

RIT Dubai contacts

Dubai Ace Hardware cost sheet